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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  • Peter 1 monument "the Bronze Horseman" is perhaps the most famous landmark not only in Russia but also abroad! Monument to poets and musicians! Notably and statno stands on one of the central squares of St. Petersburg, its grandeur indicating power of Russia!
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  • On a huge pedestal the equestrian statue of Peter installed in his blossoming young years. Surely Emperor sits in the saddle, which is visible to Bearskin. Reared horse symbolizes, in this case, freedom-loving, rebellious people who obeyed the emperor. Under the hoofs crushed the snake, it is the opponents of the Tsar's reforms. Many stories and anecdotes related to the gesture of the right hand.
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  • Very monumental. Sure, you can walk perfectly here in summer. And the quay and Isakievsij ... All next
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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!!