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Tsar the Shipbuilder

It is a rather inconspicuous monument (especially comparing it with a nearby "Bronze Horseman... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Very interesting

The story behind this is that Peter the Great was rightfully considered the first Russian... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2016
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26 Sep 2018
“Tsar the Shipbuilder”
8 Jul 2016
“Very interesting”
This monument to Peter the Great depicts the Russian ruler as a young man building a ship, a skill that he learned in Holland and brought back with him to help build the Russian Navy.
Admiralteiskaya Naberezhnaya, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

It is a rather inconspicuous monument (especially comparing it with a nearby "Bronze Horseman"), but emphasizes the importance of Peter the Great as a ruler of Russia. As a young man (traveling incognito), the Car visited Western Europe where - among others - he worked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

The story behind this is that Peter the Great was rightfully considered the first Russian shipbuilder. He did not only design boats, he also worked as a shipbuilder at the Admiralty Shipyards. However, the original monument was destroyed on Lenin’s orders in 1918, a new...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

It's a very neat little statue! I was actually in Russian in 2013, but just now found this on tripadvisor. It's right on the water and a little off the beaten path, but worth the view.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

Peter was the only Russian Tzar who could work with this own hands!! He could actually build a ship and sail it, not just go braggin' about how hard it is to be slaving on board =) This is the example to be followed by...More

Date of experience: November 2012
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