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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 6 days ago

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

Thank sheilallan
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The statues of the horse taming are magnificent. Be sure to look for the scars from the German bombing during the Siege of Leningrad.

Thank Lee Z
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Four horsemen statues on Anichkov Bridge. It was on Nevskiy Prospect Avenue. I was there to take pictures of the canal.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Though the whole city of Saint Petersburg is full of bridges but this bridge offers probably the best view of the city.

Thank Searching_Nomad
Reviewed 14 August 2017

You will have to pass on this bridge many times, as this bridge is part of Nevsky Prospect. Amazing sculptures on the every side (corner) of the bridge. Pay attention to details, they are really amazing.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 13 August 2017

One of the many bridges of Saint Petersburg, this one is particularly interesting due to its sculptures in the ends. However I would say it is the best (my favourite is the Blue bridge), but certainly a landmark worth seeing if you are cruising the...More

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed 13 August 2017

As you walk the Nevsky prospect you will likely walk this bridge. It has some magnificent sculptures of horses. There are so many great views across the city and this one will be something you can do as you see others like the palace and...More

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