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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  • take the time to visit this statue and take in the whole scene. Peter the Great looks pretty good. Short visit required less than 15 minutes 
  • The bronze Horseman is near the river and the Hermitage on Dekabristov Square . Plenty of tourists here to take pictures. This was a Monument to Peter 1. Certainly a monument to see 
  • This monument is a great visual for everything that Peter the Great stood for, what he has tried (and mostly managed) to achieve, 
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  • A must visit place in Saint - Petersburg! Chose a day when it it sunny to fully appreciate the statue.
  • One of the most recognisable symbole of Sankt Peter
  • I like that St Petersburg has so many preserved things from Russian history like statues and luxurious looking buildings.
  • Cool statue of a horseman trampling a snake
  • Drove by in the rain! Beautiful like every single part of the city!! Amazing!!