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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 4 days ago via mobile

The Bronze Horseman sits in Senate Square. It is a huge statue of Peter the Great commissioned by Catherine the Great tp honor him. It shows Peter the Great sitting atop his horse overlooking the Neva River. Very majestic! It is definitely a photo opportunity...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Katherine8183
Reviewed 1 week ago

Russians love size and this is a huge monument to Peter the Great commissioned by his successor. The statue is memorialized in literature.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and well crafted stratue. Houes and the king as real. Stratue is big but area is not that much big.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DarshanaBR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magnificent statue of Peter the Great which was commissioned by Catherine the Great . It became the inspiration for one of Alexander Pushkin's most famous poems. An inscription on the monument reads : To Peter the First from Catherine the Second. It shows Peter...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ZhaoXiuMei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a short walk from St. Isaac's cathedral. As it commemorates the founder of the city and inspired Pushkin's famous (and complicated) poem, it is a must-see. It's also a fine sculpture, arising as it does out of the stone. There is a small park...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hans O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes it's huge and historical, so essential to see, but really it just needs a quick stop. On a grey, cold day it looked very dark and grim.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed October 4, 2019

This is one huge bronze on an equally huge rock. Situated in a small garden area on Admiralty Embankment just 5 minutes walk from the Winter Palace.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed October 3, 2019

We saw the bronze monument to Peter the Great on a recent cruise visit to St Petersburg. This statue is situated next to the river, on the Admiralty Embankment and within some pretty ornamental gardens. It was extremely busy with tourists when we were there,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

The famous statue of Peter the Great on horseback looking at the Neva River is a major symbol for St. Petersburg. Viewing it is “free,” and the area is gorgeous on a sunny day. In summer there are various flowers and a huge park to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Marty B
Reviewed August 19, 2019

Besides WC breaks, this was the only other place where we stopped to get some pics. The bronze horseman is a St Petersburg symbol. It was built by Alexander Pushkin conveying that the horse is a reminder of Peter the Great’s influence on Russian’s greatness....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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