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  • Address: Senatskaya Square, St Petersburg, Russia 190000

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Bronze Horseman Tours

The Bronze Horseman is a statue of Peter the Great on a horse. Catherine the Great had the statue built in the late 1700s to honor Peter the Great as the founder of the city of St. Petersburg. She commissioned the French sculptor Etienne-Maurice Falconet who had spent a long time studying the movements of horsemen on reared mounts. The horse stands on a rock meant to represent a cliff. This huge block of granite weighs more than 1,600 tons and took more than nine months to transport from the Gulf of Finland. 

Visitors can still see an inscription on the stone that says "to Peter the First from Catherine the Second” in Latin on one side and in Russian on the other side. The statue faces west to represent Peter “leading Russia forward” because he drew inspiration from countries in the west. Legend has it that St Petersburg can never be taken by enemy forces as long as the statue remains standing in Senatskaya Square. You will often see newlyweds having their wedding photos taken in front of the statue. 

Practical Info

The Bronze Horseman is located in Senatskaya Square. The closest metro station is Sadovaya.

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Private St. Petersburg 2-Day All-Inclusive Shore Excursion, St Petersburg, null
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Private St. Petersburg 2-Day All-Inclusive Shore Excursion

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Everything a first time visitor could want to do and see in a private tour priced more like a large group tour, much lower than the ship 50 member group bus ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 18 hours (approx.)

From USD $369.00
2-Day Small-Group St Petersburg Tour, St Petersburg, Ports of Call Tours
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2-Day Small-Group St Petersburg Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

This all-inclusive two-day shore excursion will show you the most famous sights in the city and take you to the most famous museums by car and boat. The ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $285.00
Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour including visit to the Russian Museum, St Petersburg, ... 
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Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour including visit to the Russian Museum

An excursion with an English speaking guide taking in all the sights of St Petersburg City with a visit to the State Russian Museum.

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $316.40
Private Spirit of St Petersburg tour, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Spirit of St Petersburg tour

There’s so much to see in St.Petersburg you actually get lost !   We’ll help you!

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $156.00
Half-Day Saint Petersburg Venice of the North Tour with a Historian Guide, St Petersburg, Day Trips
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Half-Day Saint Petersburg Venice of the North Tour with a Historian Guide

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience Russia's 'Venice of the North' St. Petersburg from the eyes of our expert guides during this 4-hour half day tour. Your professional historian guide ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $250.00
Grand Tour of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Christmas
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Grand Tour of St Petersburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 151 Reviews

The Grand Tour of St Petersburg offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a 3-hour sightseeing: a complete tour of St ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.23
St.Petersburg City Tour with a Private Car, St Petersburg, City Tours
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St.Petersburg City Tour with a Private Car

The tour begins at your hotel where your guide will meet you. By comfortable car you will go around the city visiting its historic places with stops for photo ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.47
Cultural Tour of the Treasures of Saint Petersburg in 3 Hours, St Petersburg, City Tours
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Cultural Tour of the Treasures of Saint Petersburg in 3 Hours

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

S.Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia. On the banks of the Neva River, the old Petrograd and Leningrad, now known also as the “Venice of the North” ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.40
2 Day Complete Shore Excursion Visa Free Small Group Tour of St Petersburg and Suburban Palaces, St ... 
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2 Day Complete Shore Excursion Visa Free Small Group Tour of St Petersburg and Suburban Palaces

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Everything a first time visitor could want to do and see in a small group with only members of your own ship, much lower than the ship's 50 member ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 17 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $209.00
3 Hour St Petersburg Private Tour, St Petersburg, Ports of Call Tours
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3 Hour St Petersburg Private Tour

A professional, multi-lingual guide will accompany your group on a tour of the city. You can choose a predetermined itinerary or you may create your own - your ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $178.01

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