The Bronze Horseman (Russian: Медный всадник, literally "copper horseman") is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great in the Senate Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was opened to the public on 7 (18) August 1782. Commissioned by Catherine the Great, it was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet. The name influenced a 1833 poem of the same name by Alexander Pushkin, which is widely considered one of the most significant works of Russian literature. The statue is now one of the symbols of Saint Petersburg.
The statue's pedestal is the enormous Thunder Stone, the largest stone ever moved by humans. The stone originally weighed about 1500 tonnes, but was carved down during transportation to its current size and weight of 1,250 tons.
atif mohammed | Apr 30, 2018
Beautiful statute for Peter the great. However, wonder what the snake represets??!!!!!
Radostina Dobreva | Feb 4, 2018
One of the best landmarks of St Petersburg. It's amazing how the citizens preserved it during WWII by covering it fully with soil.
Javier Valencia Goujon | Feb 9, 2018
Beautiful views on winter, everything is covered in snow and not a lot of tourists
Website SkyCam.Studio | Sep 1, 2017
Just one nice statue in a park. Not really worthy to mention it as a 'monument'. There are many statues everywhere.
Hayden Jones | Sep 16, 2017
Excellent view with St. Isaac's behind it. Recommend seeing this one at night
Frankie Girl | May 26, 2018
I only seen this majestic statue on screens & its even more beautiful & grandiose in personal.
Александр Пещеров | May 13, 2018
The inscription on the pedestal: «ПЕТРУ перьвому ЕКАТЕРИНА вторая лѣта 1782.» in Russian on the one side, and "PETRO primo CATHARINA secunda MDCCLXXXII." in Latin on other side.
Karen Fleming | May 12, 2018
Perfect location - public park next to river -- to honor former Russian leaders
Ernst Toerien | Jul 10, 2018
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.
Ranjan Bhattacharya | Jun 18, 2018
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
Toncho Tonchev | Jun 19, 2018
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
Suzanne Bell | Jul 3, 2018
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.
Nikolai Kuchumov | Jun 30, 2018
One of the best monument of our City! Usually if I have to decide something important I go there to think it about!
Radhika Agrawal | Jul 18, 2018
It's kind of the central point of St. Petersburg. Many iconic monuments surround it. It's the statue of Peter the Great, after whom the city was named.
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