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Monument To Nicholas I

Isaakiyevskaya Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
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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.
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Isaakiyevskaya Square, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The most remarkable thing about this statue is how the horse supports all that incredible weight on 2 skinny little back feet. The rest is ho-hum. Alex II ordered the statue so as to honor his predecessor Nick I (father of the Romanov last-of-his-line Nicholas...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Erected in the 1850s close to the spot from which the Decembrist Revolt of 1825 was crushed this is an impressive monument to the "reluctant" Czar Nicholas I. He is show on a rearing charger in full military uniform. As another reviewer says, the plinth...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

A monument to “pay respect and homage”’ to the despotic and absolutist Nicholas I. Close to neighbouring St. Isaac's Cathedral. On one of the Saint Petersburg’s most beautiful and historic squares. An impressive monument!

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This statue of Russian famous ruler Nicholas I, is located on St. Isaac square in front of the Cathedral. It is a wonderful piece of art, and maybe the pedestal is even more impressive than the statue itself.

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Best viewed during the soft light of sunrise or sunset, the equestrian monument to Nicholas I is in Isaakiyevskaya Square within sight of St. Isaac's Cathedral. Designed by Auguste de Montferrand in 1856 the monument was completed in 1859.

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