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 the rear hooves of the horse. Take time to marvel at the tons of bronze poised on two tiny supports. The only precedent to this statue is the 1852 equestrian statue of US President Andrew Jackson, in Lafayette Square, Washington, DC. This is an incredible statue and feet of engineering. There's no cost to enjoy this fabulous monument.
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