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Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik, St. Petersburg

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik and get the most from your holiday in St. Petersburg, create itinerary details personal to you using our St. Petersburg itinerary maker.
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  • Interesting to come and try to get a coin in this little pedestal monument, yes even to the coin remained lying on the monument. They say that you must think of ambition and it will come true. Believe that you can give this attractions half an hour to have an idea of the čižike-pyžike
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  • About čižika know all tourists need quite capable and throw a coin in there, so she lingered there. If settles at his feet, then your desire that you have made, will come true:-)
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  • Liked: very well-promoted attraction; located in the Centre; free did not like: for maximum 5 minutes; around the crowds of tourists
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