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Monument to Yuri Gagarin

Leninsky Prospekt, Moscow, Russia
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Gagarin as a superhero!

Designed by Pavel Bondarenko and architect Yakov Belopolskiy and erected in 1980, this amazing... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
aniska
,
Moscow, Russia
via mobile
HUGE STATUE IN BUSY THOROGHFARE

This statue is an amazing sight not least because it sits high above a very busy thoroughfare. Yuri... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
jordanellie41
,
Bolton, United Kingdom
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21 May 2017
“Gagarin as a superhero!”
18 Oct 2016
“HUGE STATUE IN BUSY THOROGHFARE”
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Leninsky Prospekt, Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Designed by Pavel Bondarenko and architect Yakov Belopolskiy and erected in 1980, this amazing monument to Yuri Gagarin is 42.5-meter high. He is a national hero because he was the first person to travel in space, and even if spacetravel has changed a lot since...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This statue is an amazing sight not least because it sits high above a very busy thoroughfare. Yuri sits on top of a very tall pillar that is a little bit out of town but still worth seeing.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is as close as I can find for the Yuri Gargarin cosmonaut training center a really cool site to visit, the largest underwater training facility is located here, as well as a sweet functional training centrifuge.

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 28 May 2016

It's just a statue, a very big one. But its style will remind guys in their 40s (like me) how we used to dream about going to space. If you read and see films about Yuri before going, you will understand the myth better. Worth...More

2  Thank mmlariu
Reviewed 28 October 2015

June 2011, I was walking around, lost, looking for a metro station when I saw this off in the distance. I looked forward to reaching it. And when I did, I shot photos of it and thought, "Well, that's pretty neat." It wasn't until much...More

1  Thank JetsettingPhysicist
Reviewed 13 June 2015

The monument epitomises what Yuri Gagarin is known for - fearless, strong and confident, flying alone into space where none had ventured before. The statue can be seen from "afar" while you are in Moscow.

1  Thank BijuShantharam
Reviewed 9 April 2015

My highlight of a 4-day trip to Moscow, and a 45 minute walk from the "closest tube" thanks to the wrong map on TA!! What a fantastic statue - absolutely stunning.

1  Thank Dumpers
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Beautiful place to visit. Very nice clean area. Wonderful to look at. A beautiful architectural feet.

Thank PatriotsPa
Reviewed 10 March 2015

somehow austere, somehow futurustic, definetely outstanding! it's really worth a visit, imho the best and the most striking example of the soviet art

1  Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 23 July 2014

In the middle of the Street you see this amazing statue of Yuri Gagarin flying to the sky made of Steel. It is on a very busy Street, but you are able to take quick pictures or try to get close to it, but pictures...More

3  Thank Zazyl
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