Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, St. Petersburg

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At Senate Square, view Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, an iconic monument commisioned by Catherine the Great and dedicated to her predecessor. Visit the statue facing the Neva River that depicts Peter the Great atop his horse, about to step on a snake, representing his enemies. French artist Etienne Mourise Falconet sculpted the monument, whose popular nickname comes from an 1833 poem by Alexander Pushkin. This sculpture has become a symbol of the city since it was revealed in 1782, and it survived a long siege during World War II. Arrange your visit to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I and discover more family-friendly attractions in St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg itinerary builder.
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  • Sankt Petersburg suffers no shortage of pompous statues. Peter the Great as a Roman hero on horseback, pointing the way for Russia, while his horse steps on a snake.Symbolically for the time being  more »
  • In park near everything. Often art installations around it, ice cream van. Good for bird-watching too. Free. Views across river and ti Isaac Cathedral  more »
  • The statue of Peter I was installed at the order of Catherine II. Both are referred to as "The Great". Peter is on a horse with his arm extended toward Sweden and Finland. The large stone on which the...  more »
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  • The Bronze Horseman is a symbol of St. Petersburg and a tribute to it's founder Peter the Great. This amazing statue is located on the embankment of the Neva river and often times you will see wedding parties taking photos at this monument which is quite traditional. The Bronze Horseman is a short walk away from both St. Isaacs Cathedral as as well as the Hermitage. It's worth a quick peek and photo.
  • The most important thing to visit in St. Petersburg. I was amazed for a while. It is so big and beautiful
  • The area is nice, but St Petersburg as a city is somewhat overrated. It's a shame because I was so looking forward to going to Russia, but I wish I could have chosen somewhere more typically 'Russian', which St Petersburg is not.
  • The most iconic statue in the city, an obliged visit if you're in the city
  • A nice monument, worth seeing and taking a picture of. Beware the annoying locals in period clothes that keep asking for a picture and then money.

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