The Bronze HorsemanFree: All time

The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great – the founder of St. Petersburg immortalized in the poem of the same name by Aleksander Pushkin. Commissioned by the Empress Catherine the Great, it was created by the French sculptor Etienne Maurice Falconet. Being originally a German princess by birth, the Empress dedicated the statue for his predecessor in hope to establish a connection to the Russian royalty. Today, the Bronze Horseman is a symbol for St. Petersburg as statue of Liberty is to New York City. Local newlyweds often time would have their photographs on their wedding days in front of the statue.

Address: Senate Square, St. Petersburg
Opening hours: Daily 24h
Direction: Metro Line 2/4/5 to Sadovaya Station

Photo credit: jaime.silva (Flickr CC), Ilya (Flickr CC), Gregory Williams (Flickr CC)