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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...more
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The monuments is very impressive given it’s size and color. There is a path that takes you to the base but we decided to just admire it from a distance.

Thank Boyana T
Reviewed 4 September 2018

One of the most infamous monuments in Moscow. It was also called the Colossus of Rhodes in Moscow and Gulliver in Moscow. It is tall - almost a hundred meters - and is installed on an artificial reinforced concrete island. I can not even imagine...More

Thank gentbrugg
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Walking along the river you can spot this long before you actually get there. It is a massive statue. It is well worth a look at while walking along the embankment.

Thank AJD D
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We saw this big statue from boat cruise. It is huge and well done. Good for pics. Not sure if tourists can go inside.

Thank nikhil_malhotra
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I am glad that they decided to place this monument in Moscow and not in St Petersburg. It is so modern, conceptual and strange. It looks impressive and confusing. The best view point to this monument is from the embankment of the Muzeon art park.

Thank zhannatravelzzz
Reviewed 1 August 2018

while on the river cruise you cannot miss this statue. also on a bridge close to the cathedral church.

Thank Jeffrey O
Reviewed 23 July 2018

After all the glitter and gold and pomp and pride this monument seems sort of funny. It is just so plain when compared with the rest of Moscow.

Thank Violetvz
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Towering structure in the Moscow river. Not that old but very imposing and well done. Easy to see from Gorky Park. If in the park it’s worth a short walk to add it to you Moscow photo collection.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Gigantic statue of Peter the Great, A controversial one and voted among the ugliest statues of the world. Great view of the statue from the Moscow river cruise. Personally I liked the statue.

Thank Daniyal91
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This huge statue is only 20 years old but looks older. The story was that it should have been placed in St. Petersburg as this was Peter the Greats Capital but ended up here in Moscow when the authorities rejected it. It was been controversially...More

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Yakimanka acts as Moscow’s evergreen lungs with prime
beaches on the Moscow river. All the benefits of
visiting and living in Yakimanka are gathered at the
Moscow river embankment – three parks: Gorky, Muzeon
and Neskuchny garden shape this green stripe with
museums showing the hippest contemporary art. The area
is full of activities for your eyes (museums), mouth
(restaurants) and feet (sport and dance-wise). Access
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