Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, St. Petersburg

At Senate Square, view Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I, an iconic monument commisioned by Catherine the Great and dedicated to her predecessor. Visit the statue facing the Neva River that depicts Peter the Great atop his horse, about to step on a snake, representing his enemies. French artist Etienne Mourise Falconet sculpted the monument, whose popular nickname comes from an 1833 poem by Alexander Pushkin. This sculpture has become a symbol of the city since it was revealed in 1782, and it survived a long siege during World War II. Put Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Petersburg trip planner .
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  • They came to the bridge divorce, on the way visited the monument to Peter the First. At night, the monument looks even more powerful. A great place to spend time, take photos, sit in the park.
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  • To see this monument arrived with his wife specifically - to be in St. Petersburg and not to see this unconditional and recognizable symbol of the city, it would be tantamount to missing something very important when seeing the sights of this unique city . Preliminarily looked at the tourist booklets and on the Internet the history of the monument (later heard its next version performed by the guide during the tour). Therefore, I will not do any historical excursions and outline the events of the creation of the monument (guides and guides will do it better than me!), only say one thing: the monument struck! We travel a lot, and in different places and places of the world, especially in Europe, have seen many monuments to monarchs and outstanding figures. To portray them "on a horse" is quite familiar. In this regard, the idea is not new! However, that's exactly what the talent of sculptor and engineer Etienne Falcone, who made the monument as it is, was revealed. Falco...
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  • This statue is part of the beautiful Alexander Gardens. The statue is impressive. The Garden is awesome. Watch out though for some of the people in traditional clothing, who want to get a photo of you, and then after-the-fact charge you money. Some are respectful, but at least one was very aggressive. There are other people who dress up in the area of the Hermitage, who are also aggressive. You just have to try to dodge them or be insistent that you don't want to do it.
  • Historical place. A monument to the Greatest of all Tzars of Russia. Peter the great. The one who discovered Russia to Europe and made it modern and successful Country
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