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Monument To Nicholas I

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Address: Isaakiyevskaya Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Russia's despotic ruler is depicted as a powerful military figure on...

Russia's despotic ruler is depicted as a powerful military figure on horseback in this beautifully sculpted monument in the city's historic St. Isaac's Square.

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Only if going to St. Isaac's

It is a neat and impressive statue for sure. But it's certainly not worth a trip by itself. It is just a block from st. Isaac's Cathedral and worth a quick walk after you are done... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This Neo-Baroque equestrian monument of Russia’s Nicholas I adorns St Isaac Square (in front of Saint Isaac Cathedral) The six-meter (±20 feet) bronze statue on stone was unveiled on July 7, 1859 (three years before America’s Civil War began) and was a technical wonder of its time. It was Europe’s first equestrian statue with only two support points, those being... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

It is a neat and impressive statue for sure. But it's certainly not worth a trip by itself. It is just a block from st. Isaac's Cathedral and worth a quick walk after you are done there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is one of the most important historical landmark in ST Petersburg, as it's the original statue. Everything else here for example Peterhof or Catherins Palace are all rebuilt. It survived the Wars and communism due to it's historical and artistic value so it's a must see here.

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

What a country... Another impressive and huge monument. Across the street from the cathedral (or one of the cathedrals - there are lots>). Parking right there and no fee to stop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

In front of St. Isaac’s Cathedral stands an equestrian statue to Emperor Nicholas I. It was built by the same architect, Auguste de Montferrand, who built the church between 1856 and 1859. . It is an interesting statue as the horse is standing only on 2 legs. The impressive pedestal stands on a short platform made of red Finnish granite... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This magnificent monument commands the very centre of St. Isaac’s Square, one of the must-visit tourist sites in St. Petersburg. There is a small pedestrian area surrounding the monument where you can go up close and observe it, but tourist buses and vehicles are allowed to stop within the area, so just be mindful of traffic as you are snapping... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

At the centre of St.Isaac’s square prances a haughty, bronze equestrian monument to Nicholas I of Russia. The statue, which was unveiledin 1859, was a technical wonder of its time,it spans six meters and was the first equestrian statue in the world with merely two support points (the rear hoofs of the horse).The marble pedestal, adorned with figures representing Faith,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is another statue, not worth going to in it's own, but because it is so near other major sites in St. P. it is worth a few moments to view. Lots of tour buses stop here for a photo opp.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is an impressive statue which stands close to St Isaacs Cathedral. Unfortunately it is also close to the parking area for tourist buses so it is very difficult to get a good view of it. However, the horseman is on the top of three tiers, each tier richly decorated with carvings, so there is a lot to enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The monument is easy to find as it stands in front of St. Issac's Cathedral. It was the 1st equestrian statue in Europe with only 2 support points being the rear hooves of the horse. This is one of the nicest monuments we photographed on our trip to St. Petersburg.

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