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. Put Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Petersburg trip planner.
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  • Hurry up! Or else you'll see the symbol of Peterburg in scaffolds, the way Nicholas I is now. I read it in local press, they are planning overall restauration works. Maybe the basement will be still.....  more »
  • This impressive equestrian statue of the city founder sits on a Senate square, on a big lawn between the St. Isaac Cathedral and Neva river. It was commissioned by Catherine II the Great, who wanted.....  more »
  • An impressive monument dedicated by the Catherine the Great to Peter the Great situated in Senate Square. The statue of Peter sitting heroically on his horse is about 6m tall and it stands on a...  more »
  • This statue is part of the beautiful Alexander Gardens. The statue is impressive. The Garden is awesome. Watch out though for some of the people in traditional clothing, who want to get a photo of you, and then after-the-fact charge you money. Some are respectful, but at least one was very aggressive. There are other people who dress up in the area of the Hermitage, who are also aggressive. You just have to try to dodge them or be insistent that you don't want to do it.
  • Historical place. A monument to the Greatest of all Tzars of Russia. Peter the great. The one who discovered Russia to Europe and made it modern and successful Country
  • An impressive sculpture, both in size, detail and symbolism of Peter the Great on a stallion rising up and the rear hoof trampling a huge snake ( Peter's enemies?). The lawns around the statue are great for relaxing on and watching the sunset. Only in summer of course!
  • Iconic monument of Peter the Great, must see. I recommend to visit nearby gardens too.
  • This statue is a perfectly situated along the walkway with several acres of lush green grass that makes it a fantastic place to spend a sunny day lounging on the lawn a while you admire the Father of Saint Petersburg.

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