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Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I

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Address: Dekabristov Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
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A gallant and heroic Peter the Great atop a horse is depicted in this...

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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THE ORIGINAL HORSE STATUE

Very impressive. Carefully calculated so that the horse could balance on two legs. It is a beautiful statue in memory of an amazing emperor.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive. Carefully calculated so that the horse could balance on two legs. It is a beautiful statue in memory of an amazing emperor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to walk around and stumble on these monuments.Although the information is russian,but its great to read up later.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It really gives you that feeling that yes you are in Russia, the gradure of Peter the Great. It is really a fitting monument to the great man.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Among the many statues you find in Russia and St. Petersburg this statue beats them all. It is a very characteristic and powerful masterpiece, based on a very big stone, which has been shipped there with tremendoues effort. Have a look and admire!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I was Lucky to have gone with a retired American Russian literature teacher, he reckons that the horse is just about to toss the heroe....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

This iconic statue of Peter the Great was commissioned by Catherine the Great and created by the French sculptor Falconet. The statues pedestal is named the `Thunder Stone`. it is the largest stone ever moved by human power alone. It came from near the Gulf of Finland and was originally 1500 tonnes of granite but was carved down to 1250... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

take the time to visit this statue and take in the whole scene. Peter the Great looks pretty good. Short visit required less than 15 minutes

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The bronze Horseman is near the river and the Hermitage on Dekabristov Square . Plenty of tourists here to take pictures. This was a Monument to Peter 1. Certainly a monument to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This monument is a great visual for everything that Peter the Great stood for, what he has tried (and mostly managed) to achieve,

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Several attractions are nearby and since it is near the Neva river overlooking the Palace Bridge, it is a good point of view at late night to see the rising bridge as well- about 01.30 AM.

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