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Anichkov Bridge

Fontanka River across Nevskiy Ave., St. Petersburg, Russia
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This bridge, the first to cross the Fontanka River, has undergone a series of reconstructions and is noted for its elaborate cast-iron fencing and striking horse and human sculptures.
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Fontanka River across Nevskiy Ave., St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anichkov Bridge is the oldest bridge over the Fontanka River. It takes you onto Nevskiy Prospect. Nothing special.

Thank hulagirlSurrey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Yes this is historic and the four horses stand out. The bridge itself give a sudden sense of space but Beware of slippy steps in winter. When walking back up Nevsky it serves as a good milestone marker.

Thank jim m
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Bit of a landmark according to the locals but nothing remarkable if your expecting something akin to the bridges of Paris or even London. However if your on Nevsky Prospekt you might as well walk to it.

Thank Wanderer1949
Reviewed 7 November 2017

St. Petersburg bridges are beautiful and the Anichkov Bridge is no exception. We took a trip down the river and got to see the most famous bridges, including this one.

Thank Machka1111
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is an interesting bridge to visit as you walk along Nevsky Prospekt. Although it's very busy with both traffic and pedestrians, it's still worth a stop here to admire the sculptures of the horses at each end of the bridge. Some impressive art work.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The Anchikov bridge carries the Nevsky Prospect over the Fontalka River and is best regarded for the four statues in the corners of horse tamers. It is one of the tourist hotspots on the Prospekt and therefore gets very crowded on occasion and is also...More

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is the bridge which carries the Nevsky Prospekt across the Fontanka River and is famous for its horse tamer statues at each corner. One of them reputedly has a gargoyle caricature in its nether quarters of the head of the person who commissioned them...More

1  Thank sheilallan
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Our Fontanka River boat cruise took us under this bridge which, by itself, is strikingly attractive but the 4 bronze horse tamer statues set this bridge apart. There is so much power and energy that the bronze cannot contain. This seems almost alive. The bridge...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a beautiful bridge but made more attractive by the four statue of horses that look so life like. This is one of the oldest bridges in St Petersburg and is a great tourist attraction. The statue of the Horse Tamers can be recognized...More

Thank kc j
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The Anichkov Bridge is a really beautiful structure in central St Petersburg right on Nevsky Prospekt. It is the most famous and I think the oldest of the bridges over the river dating from the 1840's and refurbished in the early 1900's. It is built...More

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