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Tiniest sculpture in Saint Petersburg

Thanks to Atlas Obscura, it was wonderful, to see this tiny statue of a finch atop a small perch... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Kochi (Cochin), India
Just a bit of fun!

This was a bit of fun while exploring the city. I wasn't too worried about seeing it, but my... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Jasmyn S
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Thanks to Atlas Obscura, it was wonderful, to see this tiny statue of a finch atop a small perch above the Fontanka river. It is called Chizhik Pyzhik. Please read the legends about this and keep the map as it is easy to miss it...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This was a bit of fun while exploring the city. I wasn't too worried about seeing it, but my partner absolutely insisted that we had to go. So, we went and just had a little bit of fun! As it's the dead of winter, it...More

Thank Jasmyn S
Reviewed 5 December 2017 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

1  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

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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
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