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Peter The Great Monument
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US$145.00*
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St. Petersburg Shore Excursion: One Day...
Ranked #373 of 2,549 things to do in Moscow
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Moscow's Peter the Great monument definitely stands out at 322 feet of stainless steel, bronze, and copper and is housed less than a mile from the famous Kremlin wall. The monument, created by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, depicts the Russian czar at the wheel of a ship with a document in his hands.
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Have to agree with the many reviews on here about it being a blot on the landscape.Theres no doubt that it is impressive with the detail and the sheer scale of it but it does look totally out of place where it is.Should be in a park like someone else has said.

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Yes, the statue is weird/strange/kinda ugly and yes, it's huge and you can't miss it. And yes, nobody wanted it and it was supposed to be of Christopher Columbus standing on tiny, tiny representations of his ships.

For me, that all just added to the charm and delight of this statue plonked down in the middle of the river! A must see! A good giggle! And it's kinda pretty, in an odd way.

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Reviewed 22 February 2014

This wretched Tseritelli "sculpture" is a blight on the skyline of Moscow. They tried to give it to St. Petersburg and that city rightly refused it. There might be an amusement park somewhere which would be a more proper home for this thing. If it were small, it would be merely kitschy and in bad taste; magnified to the size it is, it's oppressive. It should sail off in the sunset to the edge of the world and drop off.

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

What started as a monument for Columbus ended up as one for Peter the Great in Moscow. Ugly or not that is up to you but it has a lot of detail.

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

It's a pirate ship flying through the sky in the middle of Moscow! The fact that it exists is hilariously awesome! I understand why Muscovites don't want to look at it everyday, but as a traveler passing through the city it was a fun sight to see!

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