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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  • August 19, 2017
    the place and super huge and beautiful as well as the statue base and the positioning of the horse and see
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  • August 19, 2017
    My husband wanted to go to Russia. I'm so grateful that I decided to go with him. This was a trip of a lifetime, unlike other trips we've made to Greece, France, Italy, Costa Rica, and other countries...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is a real historic brand of the city, one is the pedestal is a true masterpiece.
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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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