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Monument to Catherine the Great

Ploshchad Ostrovskogo | Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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The beloved ruler, whose reign is called the "golden age" of Russia, is memorialized in this statue of Catherine with carvings of dignitaries at her feet.
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Ploshchad Ostrovskogo | Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is an easy thing to visit - it's right off of Nevsky Prospect, doesn't cost a dime, and only takes a moment to see if you're in a hurry. I think this monument is beautiful and empowering. Catherine was an incredible woman. If you're...More

1  Thank JupiterCherry
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

That the empress who is responsible for the immens art collection of the city has one statue as an ode to her. Seems a bit modest. Nice to stroll by when you are on the Nevski Prospekt.

1  Thank EppoSt
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Just off the Nevsky Prospekt in a small square, you will see this impressive monument dedicated to Russia's magnificent Empress Catherine. The monument was unveiled in 1873. Catherine the Great is dressed in her official gown and holds a scepter in her right hand and...More

Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Great spot to have a seat and rest your feet whilst gazing at the monument. Came across this unexpectedly. Children able to play and people generally chilling out away from the shops on what was a hot sunny day.

Thank zmartie2015
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This monument is located in a small square along the Nevsky Prospekt; to reach it you can cross the road at the Comedy Theatre and you should see the towering monument to Catherine the Great in the middle of the square. The yellow building behind...More

Thank 91MJJC19
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The monument to Catherine the Great stands in a small park adjacent to St Petersburg's major thoroughfare Nevsky Prospekt. The first thing you notice about it is the size of it, it's a pretty bulky sculpture whose scale is difficult to capture in photographs. Moderately...More

1  Thank traveltastic_no1
Reviewed 22 June 2016

It is hard to miss the importance that Catherine the Great played in the history of Russia. This is a beautiful monument to Catherine and one of many tributes to her in and around St. Petersburg. Worth a picture.

Thank wwjd1947
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

If you take tours in St. Petersburg or study Russian history, Catherine will be front & center in importance. A very loved lady who promoted the finer things in Russian life & strived to improve living conditions for the average person also. Although one of...More

Thank Grady A
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Like all monuments to the royals this is magnificent. Usual crowds around but have a look. Hard not to appreciate . Then onto the next

Thank karen m
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

It's a must see, she contributed so much to world culture! She deserves a bigger monument. The statue is beautiful although I could do without the people in costume around it waiting to take pictures for money. It's just tacky!

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