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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 10 December 2015

Towering over Moscow River, this controversial statue of Peter the Great certainly makes it's mark! There is more to see in the vicinity than just this statue. It adds to Moscow's skyline and reminds Moscovites of the undisputed brutality of Peter the Great!

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

Actually, it is not an attraction at all. It is an eyesore in the middle of Moscow, that is difficult to avoid even if you'd try to. Completely out of place in the middle of historic district. Disproportional to everything around it and the city...More

3  Thank Aleshka111
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

This monument is worth seeing just as a matter of interest and the novelty of this structure. In my opinion it is too large and overwhelms there area. The work is very good as is most of the work carried out by the Russians.

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Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

We were in the gorky park and walked from there up the river. From fare we saw behind a building black sails. We were first joking about pirates on the river until it turned out to be a huge statue. So if you walk along...More

Thank Graido
Reviewed 20 March 2015

I saw this statue towering behind some buildings,did not realise what is was at first,but it is really HUGE on the banks of the river,quite awsome to look at,although not everybody seems to like it.

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Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

Worth a look if you are in the neighbourhood. Look at it for no longer than 5 minutes and than leave. When in a rush of for a short period in Moscow: don't visit, it's not that spectacular.

Thank Yvooo
Reviewed 23 October 2014

and stated that it was made to give to Americans as a memorial of Christopher Columbus. Apparently America turned it down. Now it resides as certainly one of the largest outdoor statues anywhere. Its hard to look away from, given its enormous size--a bit like...More

Thank 787sallyb
Reviewed 25 August 2014

walked all around to see the man himself attached to his boat when you have finished there is a park full of statues for you to view this is also free and then as you walk down there is a water display and great scenery...More

Thank liz196520
Reviewed 10 August 2014

It's huge and it can be seen from a long distance. The monument is sculpted in great details. Some people say it's ugly but I like it very much.

1  Thank Hongkonger222
Reviewed 14 April 2014

It's interesting how both locals and tourists love to hate this 'eyesore'. Not something to try to see up close (and there's truly no need), this looms over the view of the Moscow River south of the Kremlin, seen for miles/kilometers, such is the scale....More

Thank drmikenyc
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Have to agree with the many reviews on here about it being a blot on the landscape.Theres no doubt that it is impressive with the detail and the sheer scale of it but it does look totally out of place where it is.Should be in...More

1  Thank Prendy0112
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Yes, the statue is weird/strange/kinda ugly and yes, it's huge and you can't miss it. And yes, nobody wanted it and it was supposed to be of Christopher Columbus standing on tiny, tiny representations of his ships. For me, that all just added to the...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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