The Bronze Horseman

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  • Address: Александра Невского ул., 9, St Petersburg, Russia, 191167, Saint Petersburg
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +7-8122746533
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:15 Mins
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Landmark, Statue, Family And Kids

The Bronze Horseman - Review

The Bronze Horseman statue was commissioned by Catherine the Great. The statue and the pedestal took twelve years to complete between 1770 and 1782. A depiction of Peter the Great riding his horse, the bronze statue is considered to be a piece of art that has intricate beauty.

The statue which is over twenty feet tall has a great amount of detailing. The artist wanted to recreate a scene with Peter dramatically rearing his horse at the edge of a cliff. The pedestal, which is known as the Thunder Stone is a natural boulder that was found some distance from Saint Petersburg. This stone is often regarded as the largest stone monolith that has been moved by man.

The stone was moved from its original location and buried to half its height in the marshy grounds. It was then modeled and shaped to resemble a cliff.

How To reach The Bronze Horseman by Public Transport

  • Gostiny Dvor station

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  • The Bronze Horseman Address: Александра Невского ул., 9, St Petersburg, Russia, 191167, Saint Petersburg
  • The Bronze Horseman Contact Number: +7-8122746533
  • The Bronze Horseman Timing: 24-hrs
  • The Bronze Horseman Price: Free
  • Time required to visit The Bronze Horseman: 00:15 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting The Bronze Horseman

  • 61.43% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include The Bronze Horseman in their plan

  • 33.33% of people start their The Bronze Horseman visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see The Bronze Horseman

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

56.96% of people prefer walking in order to reach The Bronze Horseman

People normally club together Yusupov Palace On Moika and Neva Embankments And Neva River Cruise while planning their visit to The Bronze Horseman.

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The Bronze Horseman, Saint Petersburg Reviews

  • You can walk around this statue and just think of it as another guy on a horse, but in the process miss the importance of it all. Dig a bit into history before you come here and you will get a new appreciation for the bronze horseman. From Pushkin's famous poem, to the Decembrist revolution. There was a reason for this poem, and not by chance the revolution happened here. This monument was suppose to represent the might of the Romanov dynasty. A rock brought here on the Neva river; formed into a wave during the trip. Peter destroying the snake. So instead of just walking around it, go and read some history and then you will catch the real significance of what you see. And if you have no time, it makes some nice photos as well.

  • Great view all around... The Neva embankment, the view of the palace and trinity bridges.... The Peter and Paul cathedral, and the St Isaac's cathedral all in close proximity..... Great place to walk around.. Or simply take in the summer sun in the park

  • One of the interesting attractions to see near St. Isaac's Cathedral is the Bronze Horseman Statue at Dekabristov Square. This is monumental sculpture of Peter the Great which was commissioned by Catherine the Great and designed by French sculpture, Etienne Maurice Falconet between 1768-1770. This is a bronze equestrian statue of Peter I. The horse is rearing upward with poised Peter I with his right hand extended. The monument is atop the equally famous Thunder Stone. At 1250 tonnes, this is one of the largest stones every transported by humans. You can see this impressive statue to Peter the Great as you walk down the Neva River Embankment. It is positioned perfectly in front of St. Isaac's Cathedral, making for nice photographs of this famous monument in St. Petersburg.

  • One of must visit places in St. Petersburg. It has his charm during winter and during summer. Nice park around and other land mark nearby; Isaac cathedral also the embankment on Neva. The hermitage is five min away and big дворцовой площад

  • What a sight to behold in such beautiful surroundings. The Bronze Horseman in Senate Square St Petersburg was commissioned by Catherine for Peter the Great. The Inscription reads 'Catherine the second to Peter the First 1782" The name was taken from a poem written by Alexander Pushkin.

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