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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  • Four horsemen statues on Anichkov Bridge. It was on Nevskiy Prospect Avenue. I was there to take pictures of the canal.  more »
  • 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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  • 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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  • One of many nice bridges is Saint Petersburg, on one of the main streets so your can view it as you walk around.
  • One of a kind bridge with famous sculptures of Taming of a Horse by Peter Clodt. You can also purchase there a ticket for a boat ride through rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.
  • Very beautiful place! Not the cleanest and silent. The Anichkov Bridge is on Nevsky Avenue
  • The four horses are pretty stunning. Worth having a good look at them, they're one of the finest things in this city.
  • Great to see in person a place that I saw so many times in movies. The sculptures are very impressive.

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