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Address: Moscow, Russia
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+7 495 629-20-08
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

Moscow's Peter the Great monument definitely stands out at 322 feet of...

Moscow's Peter the Great monument definitely stands out at 322 feet of stainless steel, bronze, and copper and is housed less than a mile from the famous Kremlin wall. The monument, created by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, depicts the Russian czar at the wheel of a ship with a document in his hands.

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The statue is a 98 metres high monument to Peter The Great. It was erected in 1997 and commemorates 300 years of the Russian Navy. Weighing around 1000 tonnes, it is one of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 November 2016
Peter C
Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The statue is a 98 metres high monument to Peter The Great. It was erected in 1997 and commemorates 300 years of the Russian Navy. Weighing around 1000 tonnes, it is one of the tallest structures in the world. Also it is considered to be one of the ugliest buildings in the world by some. The statue is fascinating and... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Interesting piece of art - a statue by the river, good to watch from many points to grab the whole power of it. Don't save much time for it, as it is enough to take a look continue sight-seeing.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The monument can be viewed at a distance from the bridge in front of the Christ Cathedral in Moscow. It is interesting from a historical point of view.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There have been a lot of people on Tripadvisor that have called this statue ugly. Please go and see it yourself and make your own decision as I did. It is a truly remarkable and intricate piece of sculpture that towers into the Moscow sky and is an amazing sight. Not to be missed!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This will be one of the worst monuments you'll ever see. So many things are wrong with it: location, proportions, aesthetics, size etc etc But as another reviewer said, it's also very Russian in all its contradictions and confusion. Maybe not quite a must see but surely a great piece in your collection of world curiosities.

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I liked Peter's monument very much and it was nice to remember historical period and I felt like I take part in that period.

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new zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Built by the Georgian architect Zurab Tsereteli at 98 metres tall the statue is very imposing. Apparently disliked by many locals, the statue symbolises Peter the Great building the Russian Navy from its beginnings. Peter is standing on a large vessel and under his vessel is a lot of smaller ships.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Interesting monument with an interesting history of how it came to be built, one good thing is the closeness to Cathedral of Christ the saviour

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Sure, the monument itself is not the prettiest thing you can see. Nor it's the most aesthetic. Nor it makes the most sense to put a monument of that size for the man in a city which presented man didn't really like and even repealed its status of a capital of the state. And sure, the whole size of the... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

That is one of statues in honor to glorious persons of rich Russian history which we much loved. It is rather designed in one unusual way. The monument is all in the elements of the Russian navy, whose 300 years of existence was commemorated by its constructing and putting on the pedestal in the islet on the Moscow River. More... More 

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