Anichkov Bridge1177 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Nevsky avenue, Saint-Peterburg, Russia, 191025, Saint Petersburg
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Bridge, Historical Site, Architecture
The Anichkov Bridge is essential viewing for tourists when in St. Petersburg, not just for its excellent vantage point but also for the unique history behind it. The bridge is arched with facades of pink granite and the cast iron railings have fantastical images of mermaids and seahorses. It is the oldest bridge across theriver Fontanka river. Worth noting are the four statues that flank the bridge, especially the statue of Horse tamers that is intricately crafted with great attention to detail.
Legend has it, when the Germans were advancing on the city, the local population decided to bury the four statues in a nearby location. Once the 872 day siege was lifted, the horses were dug up and replaced on their respective plinths. It is interesting stories such as this that make this bridge such a must visit.
How to Reach Anichkov Bridge
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38.92% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include Anichkov Bridge in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
32.71% of people start their Anichkov Bridge visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Anichkov Bridge
87.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Anichkov Bridge
Anichkov Bridge Reviews & Ratings
As far as bridges go, it's pretty good. I managed to cross it without falling into the water. The horse statues are also nice to look at.
Lovely walk, fantastic view of the river and many beautiful buildings, on my way to the hostel
Always rivers in the city make nice views in cities. One of the best views of rivers inside the cities can be found in this bridge. It is like to grand canal in Venice and I enjoyed visiting it near the nice horse statues there.
Nice place to hangout, busy and a beautiful street. Great river views to capture some amazing shots.
ALWAYS A VIBE ON THIS BRIDGE... mixture of history and modern day hubub. Four impressive statues featuring man and horse. Huge.