Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik, St. Petersburg

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When walking along the Fontanka Embankment keep your eyes peeled for Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik and don't miss the chance to hit a streak of good luck. Standing only 11 cm (4.3 in) tall, the statue of a siskin bird on the ledge of the embankment is one of the smallest in the city. The bird sits across from the building of the former Imperial School of Jurisprudence, whose students wore yellow-and-green uniforms resembling the feathers of a siskin, or "chizhik" in Russian. The students' boisterous behavior around neighborhood pubs served as the inspiration for the popular Chizhik-Pyzhik nursery rhyme about a drunken student. Bring small change when you visit the statue, because the tradition says that good luck will follow everyone who lands a coin on it from the top of the embankment. Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, St. Petersburg Edition.
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  • Doubtful recently appeared Chizhik, but already extremely popular due to the belief that if you get into it with the coin and it will remain at the foot of the figures, the wish will come true. So apparently stretch birdie not long, but what do you do for fun tourists a new install.
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  • When I was in Saint Petersburg, on excursions, found time between excursions to visit the attraction. Threw the coins happened by, but I wasn't upset, the main thing I found, chizhika, very cute, very happy, I love to travel and discover something new. Just asked by passing a girl make a photo for memory on the bridge, I recommend doing a photo day, because I was there late afternoon chizhika was not very visible, but the chizhika and nameplate was able to capture the same way in the hotel where I stayed, bought this souvenir bronze chizhika! Now he flaunts in the wall, and I remember St. Petersburg and this evening walk!.
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  • We were looking for it, and thanks to group of people throwing money over the bridge we found it :) This is pure hidden gem and not the only statue where people are throwing coins to make a wish and t...  more »
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  • I'm looking forward to my next St. Petersburg trip because with my 1000 coins i didn't hit him once - now i have to safe money and the i will come back! Majestic statue!!!
  • Not interesting at all - attraction for kids. Was made a few years ago - there is not traditional place but stupid "touristic" trick. Go to Hermitage, Pushkin, Pavlovsk..Please!
  • Small bird statue, based on an old little song. You can try to land a coin on it, but it's more fun watching someone fishing up the missed coins with a magnet.
  • this worldfamous bird is by far the most beautiful siskin statue in st. petersburg (and maybe all of europe)
  • Interesting place, where you can try your luck and train to throw coins

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