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Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I

Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
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A gallant and heroic Peter the Great atop a horse is depicted in this striking statue on Decembrist (Senate) Square commissioned by Catherine the Great to honor her predecessor.
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Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday

This monument is almost mesmerizing. It took so much time to conceive and to execute, and one can only wonder at the sights it has "seen" over the years. I have spent hours by this monument on my several trips to Saint Petersburg.

Thank Aortus
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is nothing much to see other than the pic as shown against the name.. Can be completely skipped for a special visit.. While traveling in the city this can be easily seen on the way only..

Thank Mansi H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An important monument in an historically important part of the city. Both Peter and his horse are poised for action. Design happens to allow for many excellent photo angles. Of course, free to enjoy.

Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoy the setting of this piece of art and walk through the park and the neighbouring buildings.Very charming.

Thank Schatzberg
Reviewed 6 November 2017

The Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I was one of the first attractions we saw in St. Petersburg. It is quite impressive and does the Russians proud.

Thank Machka1111
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Close to Saint Isaac's Cathedral, on the bank of the Neva River, this iconic statue honors Peter the Great. Catherine the Great wanted to cement a connection for herself to Peter the Great (probably because she was actually from Germany), and so had this statue...More

Thank eddienono20
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This a truly remarkable monument! This is where newly weds come for their photographs...it faces the river Neva...stunning!

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a visit that takes about 3.5 minutes. What you're gazing at is a very large, stolid chunk of rock with an oxidized bronze horseman on top. The best part is that the horse is stepping on a giant serpent, apparently squishing and killing...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This is an interesting statue of Peter the Great in a small park close to St Isaac's Cathedral and the Admiralty building. FOr sure it's a nice statue. Worth a look as you explore the area.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 24 October 2017

One of the must see monuments not so much for its own but for the architecture and sites surrounding it. Well worth a visit.

Thank tartnjohn
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