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Horseguards' Manege (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

 

Isaakievskaya ploshchad 1

Tel. 312 2243, 571 4157

Bus: 3, 22, 27

Tram: 5, 22

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Horseguards' Manege

Horseguards' Manege was constructed in 1804- 07 under supervision of architect Giacomo Quarenghi. Being of Italian origin he obviously was influenced by ancient Roman basilicas and used its features in a layout of this enormous indoor riding school of the Life Guards' Mounted Regiment. Additionally he included the statues of Greek mythological gods riding wild horses. These sculptures were exact copies of Quirinale Palace in Rome. They didn't stood here for long though. The Holy Synod, government ministry in charge of the Russian Orthodox Church was scandalized by a such indecent display of naked human bodies so they were removed. In 1954 however they were brought back.

 

 

 

 


 

Transportation

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

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