The Bronze Horseman, Saint Petersburg
The Bronze Horseman, Saint Petersburg - Address, Phone Number
Address: Александра Невского ул., 9, St Petersburg, Russia, 191167
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About The Bronze Horseman, Saint Petersburg
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
Restaurants Near The Bronze Horseman
- Lapsha – Asian
- Middle Eastern
- Italian Russian Vodka Room No 1 – Eastern European, local cuisine
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Just one nice statue in a park. Not really worthy to mention it as a 'monument'. There are many statues everywhere.
Excellent view with St. Isaac's behind it. Recommend seeing this one at night
The Bronze Horseman is a symbol of St. Petersburg and a tribute to it's founder Peter the Great. This amazing statue is located on the embankment of the Neva river and often times you will see wedding parties taking photos at this monument which is quite traditional. The Bronze Horseman is a short walk away from both St. Isaacs Cathedral as as well as the Hermitage. It's worth a quick peek and photo.
You have to spend time to look the horseman in detail. its beautiful so much detailing and it tells you a great deal about the person who conceptualised it the one who it represents.
On shore abandoned, kissed by wave, He stood, of mighty thoughts the slave, And scanned horizon’s bounds. And amply The river coursed; and boat of knave Was quite alone and questing damply. Along the swampy, mossy shore Were darkly looming here and there The mean abodes of Finns benighted; And forest, knowing light no more Of sun by fog’s miasma blighted, With whisper hugged... © Alexander Pushkin