Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, St. Petersburg

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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  • The Bronze Horseman in Saint Petersburg is the most famous monument of Peter the great is situated in an open square on the Senate square and is a unique piece of Russian and world culture. The Bronze Horseman is surrounded by famous attractions: from the West are the Senate and Synod buildings, from the East-the Admiralty, St. Isaac's Cathedral in the South.
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  • We started our day from this landmark and then moved on to St Isaac’s Cathedral, Nevsky Prospect etc. The Bronze Horseman is the statue of Tzar Peter I or Peter The Great, the founder of this city. Th...  more »
  • In St. Petersburg in the Neva River, and a bronze statue of Peter I's grateful property Memorial Photo and grip. The statue is located in the Park, next to the Presidential Palace with the library.
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  • Beautiful statute for Peter the great. However, wonder what the snake represets??!!!!!
  • One of the best landmarks of St Petersburg. It's amazing how the citizens preserved it during WWII by covering it fully with soil.
  • Beautiful views on winter, everything is covered in snow and not a lot of tourists
  • Excellent view with St. Isaac's behind it. Recommend seeing this one at night
  • 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.
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