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Statue of Chizhik-Pyzhik

nab. Fontanki, near Pantelejmonov bridge, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Be lucky

Our Russian friend told us to visit and try our luck . Map on tripadviosr , even the downloaded... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
So cute - so hiding, such a find!

Look out for this little statue that is hidden away and its story related to the students of St Pete

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Orange, Australia
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nab. Fontanki, near Pantelejmonov bridge, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Russian friend told us to visit and try our luck . Map on tripadviosr , even the downloaded offline version gives you the near perfect place, so follow that, and check out this little hidden bird . We found it no problem , but...More

Thank Goldlittlefishie
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Look out for this little statue that is hidden away and its story related to the students of St Pete

Thank Espressogal
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We were looking for it, and thanks to group of people throwing money over the bridge we found it :) This is pure hidden gem and not the only statue where people are throwing coins to make a wish and to hope that coin will...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

A tiny metal statue of a bird on the wall side by a bridge, pointed out by guides when on canal boat rides. Try to drop a coin on its plinth for good luck. I imagine local diver will reap the benefits of failed attempts

Thank PKH624
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Went on a boat trip and was telling my husband that this little bird is up near the area that we are in on the boat, near the St Michaels Palace near the Summer Gardens and to look out for this little metal bird. That...More

Thank RuthyGlasgow
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We tried to drop some pennies onto the plinth but were unsuccessful but shared the pleasure of watching other people succeed

Thank jojo1759
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Here, in the very center of St Petersburg, on the Fontanka River Embankment is situated this rather hard to find small statue of one siskin or finch. Just behind the Mikhailovsky Castle and below the Summer Garden, near the Pantelejmonov Bridge or as it is...More

2  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Back in the day I lived in Russia, and I had a couple opportunities to go to the beautiful city of St. Petersburg. I toured the Hermitage, walked along Nevsky Prospect, and traveled all over the city on the metro, so I felt like I...More

4  Thank JupiterCherry
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This smallest of statues is tucked away near a bridge near the Mikhailovsky Palace on the Fontanka Embankment. It's the one with the souvenir sellers nearby. The legend goes that if you can throw a coin so that it stays on his pedestal and doesn't...More

2  Thank Aussieeod
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Good luck finding it without a guide, as well as good luck if you can land a coin on the ledge. A charming monument that is tied to a Russian poem that connects your trip to Russian culture - a very nice visit.

1  Thank eddienono20
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