Anichkov Bridge, Saint Petersburg

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Anichkov Bridge, Saint Petersburg - Address

Address: Nevsky prospect, St Petersburg, Russia, 191025

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About Anichkov Bridge, Saint Petersburg

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 by Public Transport

  • Nearest Metro- Liteynyy prospect

Restaurants Near Anichkov Bridge

  • Mc Donald’s
  • Rubai
  • Grot
  • Tri Peskarya
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  • One of many nice bridges is Saint Petersburg, on one of the main streets so your can view it as you walk around.

  • Very beautiful place! Not the cleanest and silent. The Anichkov Bridge is on Nevsky Avenue

  • One of a kind bridge with famous sculptures of Taming of a Horse by Peter Clodt. You can also purchase there a ticket for a boat ride through rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.

  • The four horses are pretty stunning. Worth having a good look at them, they're one of the finest things in this city.

  • Decorative bridge in the place where Fontanka river meets Nevsky Prospekt. The bridge itself is not that long, though, some tens of meters. But views at and around and statues also are definitely worth a visit. Especially during the light nights.

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