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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 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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!

Date of experience: July 2017
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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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Joop V
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Nicolas I must have been well respected by his family members to have had such a magnificent statue erected in his memory. The statue has many interesting details to look at from the horse to the rider to the double eagle crest above the gilt...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were on a Panoramic Coach Tour of St. Petersburg lasting over 3 hours and this was our first stopping point where we could get out of the coach and have a look around. The monument is quite impressive but you really need to stand...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Brucestewart
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This statue, facing St. Isaac's square, was erected as a memorial to Tsar Nicholas 1 and resembles the statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington D.C. that predated it. The pedestal and base of the statue are very intricate, depicting events during Nicholas' life. The lamp...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

There is an impressive monument to Nicholas I of Russia at St. Isaac's Square in front of the Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Here you will see a 6-meter tall, bronze equestrian statue of Nicholas I designed by French architect Auguste de Montferrand in 1856. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nearly all visitors will take photos on this statue while strolling around this area. Closer look at this Nicholas I's monument revealed the the bronze horse is balanced on its hind legs only.

Date of experience: June 2017
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