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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 30 January 2019 via mobile

Leo Tolstoy vigorously militated against the "great man theory" of history, both in the character development and events around Alexander I and Napolean as depicted in his War And Peace. I wonder how he would have written a book about Russia's early 18th century Great...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

The Monument of Peter the Great is the most famous in the city of St Petersburg. It is the very impressive monument to the founder of St Petersburg and stands on Senatskai Ploshchad Square, overlooking the Neva River and is surrounded by the Admiralty, St...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and powerful tribute to the man who built the city. Peter I, better known as Peter the Great, was the driving force behind building of the city and making it capital of the vast Russian Empire. Remarkable man indeed.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

This is one of the most beautiful of the bronze monuments that are located throughout Saint Petersburg. Its located in the heart of the city and stands out magnificently. Peter the Great designed this beautiful city and greatly deserves the recognition with this gorgeous statue...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

The most famous statue of Peter the Great - and fully deserved! It is an obvious symbol of St Petersburg, as tsar Peter the Great was its founder but there is much more about it, if you think about the Russian history, culture and nature...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

After night boat journey we walked around and we passed by this great statue of bronze horseman and really it’s magnificent at night and beautiful

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

My family and I spent 3 days in St-Petersburg in August 2018. We made a 3 hours guided visit by feet in order for us to see as much as possible of St-Petersburg monuments. The Bronze Horseman was my favorite one ! Since I have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The statue is centrally located right by the river behind the Hermitage. We were taking an evening stroll and stop to admire it on our way. It is located in a small square with benches one can sit to admire the views. During the day,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BMilano
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This statue is really cool to see, and conveniently located next to the river. It is in a park next to Hermatige.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I had read the trilogy "The Bronze Horseman" by Paullina Simons which impressed me very much and especially the first book titled the same. Since then I was sure that whenever I would be in SPB I would go to see this statue, and so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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