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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.
Isaakiyevskaya Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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...More

3  Thank DeanMurphy2020
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

There are two reasons to visit this monument on St. Isaac's Square: -- This is a great spot to get a picture of St. Isaac's Cathedral (see my review). You're far enough away to get the massive building in frame and St. Isaac's Square gives...More

1  Thank AlpinerHut
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

A statue to Nicholas the 1 1859 it was decimated to him in St Issacc Square. Behind the monument is St Issacc Church.

Thank Janice C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is one fancy statue. It was amazing to me, travelling around Moscow and St. Petersburg, that the communists left so much standing that relates to the czarist era. Certainly, statues of communist leaders didn't fare so well after the collapse of the Soviet Union....More

Thank dskid
Reviewed 1 August 2018

One of the many statues and monuments dotted around the city of SPB, Its very powerful - the Russians really love celebrating their heroes.

Thank Howlo
Reviewed 31 July 2018

attractive statue located outside the large cathedral. worth stopping and taking a picture if in the area,,,,not a must see

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Fairly intricate monument and nice to see. Sort of in the parking lot so access is easy access. Not a destination by itself but if you are here it’s worth a quick picture. Not much else to do dot this one is about 5 minutes.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Located between St. Isaac's and Mariinsky Palace, it's definitely worth a quick visit because it is so ornate and interesting. Unfortunately, the immediate area around it serves as a parking area for tour buses and various cars and taxis so any sort of ambiance is...More

Thank 2CAtravelers
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This is a beautiful bronze statue and quite imposing - it's impressive since the horse is up on its hind legs.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Beautiful statue dedicated to Tsar Nicholas I. Statue was erected in 1859, and is unique because the horse is standing on only its 2 hind feet. Had to add a lot of extra weight in the tail for stability. Located near St. Isaac's Cathedral.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We stopped off briefly in St Isaacs square to view the cathedral and also the statue of Nicholas I whilst on a two day visit to St Petersburg. We were on an organised coach trip and this this statue was pointed out to us whilst...More

Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

There was a group about to do some photography, people in costumes trying to get into photos for a fee and lots of traffic buzzing around this square. There were three police cars but no sign of officers. Lots of memorial to Peter the Great...More

Thank Jim R
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