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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Joop V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 16 m tall Neo-Baroque style monument dedicated to Emperor Nicholas I (1786-1855) was erected in 1859 and is situated in the center of St. Isaac's Square in the historical center of St. Petersburg. The monument with the majestic 6 m tall equestrian bronze statue...More

Thank T-Bird1974
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.

Thank godot1313
Reviewed 3 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

Thank retireeVancouver
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

Thank Brucestewart
Reviewed 20 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

1  Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 11 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

1  Thank BradJill
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.

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 22 June 2017

There are two reasons to visit this monument on St. Isaac's Square: -- This is a great spot to get a picture of St. Isaac's Cathedral (see my review). You're far enough away to get the massive building in frame and St. Isaac's Square gives...More

1  Thank AlpinerHut
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Visited with VOYAGES JULES VERNE during the stop in St Issac's Square ( see review of St Issac's elsewhere ). You need to look very carefully to see the bronze horse is balanced on its hind legs.

1  Thank juliant919
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