The first structure to cross the Fontanka River, Anichkov Bridge blends a simple design with eye-catching sculptural decorations. Originally built in the 1840s and reconstructed several times since then, the bridge features a set of horse sculptures designed by artist Pyotr Klodt, the favorite sculptor of Emperor Nicholas I. The bronze sculptures crown the structure's four corners and rank among the city's most significant landmarks. Simple yet elegant, the bridge consists of three arched spans and elaborate iron railings, symmetrically decorated with representations of seahorses and mermaids. To see this bridge and the surrounding area from a slightly different perspective, join a guided boat tour of the city's canals. Plan your visit to Anichkov Bridge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Petersburg trip builder tool.
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Anichkov Bridge reviews
All four are completely different - this is undoubtedly another architectural sculptural masterpiece of the city. Just a stone's throw from the metro station. "Gostiny Dvor", woth crossing by back... more »
It's my 8 th visit to Petersburg and I fall in love with city more and more. Again and again. To enjoy the beauty of the city. Very nice bridge. Look it from different sides. You can make perfect... more »
As far as bridges go, it's pretty good. I managed to cross it without falling into the water. The horse statues are also nice to look at.
Always rivers in the city make nice views in cities. One of the best views of rivers inside the cities can be found in this bridge. It is like to grand canal in Venice and I enjoyed visiting it near the nice horse statues there.
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