Anichkov Bridge, St. Petersburg

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The first structure to cross the Fontanka River, Anichkov Bridge blends a simple design with eye-catching sculptural decorations. Originally built in the 1840s and reconstructed several times since then, the bridge features a set of horse sculptures designed by artist Pyotr Klodt, the favorite sculptor of Emperor Nicholas I. The bronze sculptures crown the structure's four corners and rank among the city's most significant landmarks. Simple yet elegant, the bridge consists of three arched spans and elaborate iron railings, symmetrically decorated with representations of seahorses and mermaids. To see this bridge and the surrounding area from a slightly different perspective, join a guided boat tour of the city's canals. Plan your visit to Anichkov Bridge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Petersburg trip builder tool .
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  • August 19, 2017
    Four horsemen statues on Anichkov Bridge. It was on Nevskiy Prospect Avenue. I was there to take pictures of the canal.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    The bridge is beautiful, admire it can and should be on all sides. Each of the four sculptures worth it to inspect it and look with multiple camera angles.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Rehberimizinde said Ali bridge should be viewed in the way, but not very interesting we have seen both by land and river trip ...
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  • August 1, 2017
    Decorative bridge in the place where Fontanka river meets Nevsky Prospekt. The bridge itself is not that long, though, some tens of meters. But views at and around and statues also are definitely worth a visit. Especially during the light nights.
  • July 30, 2017
    Great to see in person a place that I saw so many times in movies. The sculptures are very impressive.
  • July 2, 2017
    Once you know the history behind this iconic bridge. It's really cool to snap a few selfies
  • June 3, 2017
    Very beautiful bridge. Four sculptures shows the human and wild hourse.
  • June 12, 2017
    Loved this bridge. Reminded me of wrestling my young warmblood.

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