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 was great lover of all thing maritime. Keeping that in mind, this is an excellent spot to have monument with him riding a horse on a wave, cut out of stone (the lightening rock) over looking his...  more »
  • You will see this many times while in your taxy ride, take a walk one time or two and take some pictures and read up on it, kinda interesting.  more »
  • A beautiful monument, but kind of spoil the elcinskaja library, the Constitutional Court and rechonka Neva. But you can see it
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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!!

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