Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I

Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, St. Petersburg: Address, Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I Reviews: 4.5/5

Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I

Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
Read more
Write a review
About
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.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
The area
Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
How to get there
  • Admiralteyskaya • 9 min walk
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Restaurants
6,226 within 5 kms
Attractions
2,048 within 10 kms
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

We perform checks on reviews
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
4.5
1,384 reviews
Excellent
814
Very good
393
Average
170
Poor
5
Terrible
2

MuscoviteVT
Moscow, Russia13,159 contributions
Hurry up! Or else you'll see the symbol of Peterburg in scaffolds, the way Nicholas I is now. I read it in local press, they are planning overall restauration works. Maybe the basement will be still visible, it's quite an outstanding monument as such.
It's not the only statue of Peter the Great in his city, if I have time, I'll tell you about the others.
By the way, have you heard about the ballet 'The Bronze Horseman'? If you are lucky, you can see it in the Mariinsky theatre, the new stage, it's really worth it.
Written 14 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
This impressive equestrian statue of the city founder sits on a Senate square, on a big lawn between the St. Isaac Cathedral and Neva river.
It was commissioned by Catherine II the Great, who wanted to pay her respect to Peter the Great, as well to gain public support as she was of Prussian origin.
The monument sits on the biggest single block hewn granite block with a modest inscription "to Peter the Great, Catherine II".
Written 23 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,502 contributions
An impressive monument dedicated by the Catherine the Great to Peter the Great situated in Senate Square. The statue of Peter sitting heroically on his horse is about 6m tall and it stands on a granite rock which is alleged to have weighed 1500 tonnes originally and took 400 men to move it manually. This is the largest stone ever moved by humans. It is about 7m tall. The statue was opened to the public in 1782.

The face of Peter is modelled on his death mask and various portraits.

There is a lovely eighteenth century legend that says that whilst the statue continues to stand enemy forces will not take the city. During the 900 day siege in WW2 the statue was covered and in spite of all the bombing and artillery the statue was virtually untouched. Leningrad as it was then named was never taken.
Written 24 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Malgorzata
11,260 contributions
Monument to Peter I on Senate Square in St. Petersburg. The unveiling took place on August 18, 1782. The monument is made of bronze. The bronze horseman weighs eight tons and is five meters high. The most famous monument to Peter I. Also famous symbol and landmark in St. Petersburg. This statue is very impressive. One of the many picturesque parks nearby and locations of interest in St.Petersburg.
Written 6 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vladimir P
70 contributions
Solo
Didnt know anything about this monument and just by chance,while leaving the St Isaac’s Cathedral,I came across it,while walking towards the submarine 189.Its dedicated to St Peter.It is powerful but dont waste your time specifically just to see that one...no need!
Written 18 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tech S
3 contributions
Solo
Be careful. No fly zone for drones. Dont make troubles with Police with copters. Dji firmware not support this area how NFZ
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

drogilmour
Guatemala City, Guatemala2,691 contributions
Friends
One of the main attractions of St. Petersburg, which one of the first comes to mind when mentioning this city thanks to the pen of Pushkin. The monument at center on Senate Square is no stranger to belle epoch dressed men and women offering to pose for a picture for €5.. The monument is striking in its power and grandeur. I recommend a visit, especially if this is your first time in town.
Written 23 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Katherine8183
Auburn, NY2,807 contributions
Friends
The Bronze Horseman sits in Senate Square. It is a huge statue of Peter the Great commissioned by Catherine the Great tp honor him. It shows Peter the Great sitting atop his horse overlooking the Neva River. Very majestic! It is definitely a photo opportunity spot.
Written 12 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

NikoliGogol
Edmonton, Canada1,791 contributions
Russians love size and this is a huge monument to Peter the Great commissioned by his successor. The statue is memorialized in literature.
Written 9 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Darshana Ratnayake
Amman, Jordan1,852 contributions
Friends
Nice and well crafted stratue. Houes and the king as real. Stratue is big but area is not that much big.
Written 6 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 526
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I

Hotels near Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I: View all hotels near Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I on Tripadvisor

Restaurants near Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I: View all restaurants near Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I on Tripadvisor