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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. 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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  • A great little sculpture is not noticeable eyes hiding under the bridge. Little birdie just 11 cm. There is a legend that if you throw a coin on the pedestal the Chizhik wish will come true. This year my coin hit the target and fell into the water!
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  • Овај споменик врапцу (?) се налази на прелепом месту, близу парка, на мосту где се река Моика улива у реку Фонтанку. Врло занимљива и симпатична успутна станица. На самом мосту, изнад птичице, налазе ...  more »
  • I would not called Chizhika-Pyzhika attraction. In St. Petersburg, there are truly great and breathtaking places. Crowds of tourists hanging that would throw a coin and make a wish. For a long time the Chizhika look, it is located next to the road and standing long waiting lists to it, do not give even to consider it) But everyone has their own desires and ways of their implementation.
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