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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
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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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 24 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 1 week ago

I have been told several times that Muscovites don't like tsar Peter the Great for the obvious reason - he moved the capital from Moscow to Sankt Petersburg. Despite this, his merits for the country are fully recognized and the massive monument of Peter the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peter the Great Monument is one of the statues (it is really big!) located in the Graveyard of Fallen Monuments, a museum in free air, where you can see a lot of monuments and statues of soviet and previous periods. Really, it is a very...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.

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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.

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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.

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