Bronze Horseman Statue

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Commissioned by Catherine the Great, it was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet. It is also the name of a narrative poem written by Aleksander Pushkin about the statue in 1833, widely considered to be one of the most significant works of Russian literature. The statue came to be known as the Bronze Horseman because of the poem's great influence and success. The statue is now one of the symbols of Saint Petersburg, in much the same way that the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of New York City. Both of them were designed and built by French artists.

The statue's pedestal is the enormous Thunder Stone, claimed to be the largest stone ever moved by man (1,250 t). In its original state the stone weighed about 1500 tonnes. It was carved during transportation to its current site.

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Founded: 1770-1782
Category: Statues in Russia

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Xavier Giraudon (5 months ago)
Beautiful park at night, lots of lights, with stunning views of the river and beautiful buildings surrounding the area
William Thomas Frederick Lindsell (5 months ago)
An iconic statue of Peter the first. Another on the to do list for St Petersburg.
Ahmed Shagie (6 months ago)
Excellent place with a different character characterized by good handling and attention to the guest I wish to visit the place again if I had the opportunity once again maybe next year so I advise everyone to visit this wonderful place to enjoy it I visited many places but I see this place is of a historical nature or a different character has a taste
shreenivas kashelkar (7 months ago)
A beautiful monument of the emperor right on the bank of river Neva with a nice lush green well maintained garden. Surrounded by all historical buildings with classic grandeur! a must see, if u go to St Petersburg Russia.
Chahat Abraham (7 months ago)
A nice place to enjoy and relax a garden is nearby and st. Isaac Cathedral is also on same road. This is an historic statue in St Petersburg
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