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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 generator.
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  • Worth taking a look at the bridge and the meaning of each of the statues. Fascinating to consdier that they were buried for safety during WW2!  more »
  • The Anichkov Bridge is a main bridge over the canal on Nevsky Prosprect. It is a great example of the art scattered all over the city and available for everyone to enjoy.  more »
  • The famous bridge with the 4 horses on Nevskiy Prospekt is where you will find many of the city canal boat trips. There is horse statues at each corner.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great to see in person a place that I saw so many times in movies. The sculptures are very impressive.
  • Once you know the history behind this iconic bridge. It's really cool to snap a few selfies
  • Very beautiful bridge. Four sculptures shows the human and wild hourse.
  • Loved this bridge. Reminded me of wrestling my young warmblood.

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