- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
A traditional wedding photo spot for many St. Petersburg newlyweds, this is a great place for bride-spotting!
- The Bronze Horseman (Mednyi Vsadnik) is probably St. Petersburg's best known monument to Peter the Great. Rearing above a huge stone, the horse and its rider seem set to conquer the city. The dynamic sculpture was created in 1782 by E. Falconet. It rests on a roughly polished slab of stone eight meters high and weighs 1,638 tons. The monument is illuminated at night and is a popular meeting place for young lovers. Elegant and inspiring, the Bronze Horseman is one of the great symbols of St. Petersburg.
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