Perhaps this is the most popular guard lions in Saint Petersburg. Made from a thin sheet of copper statues are clearly visible from everywhere. Lion sculptures were made in 1832 by Alexander Ironworks in St. Petersburg. The author is I. Prang and model of sculpure was made by I.P. Prokofiev. The quay was adorned with statues of lions and vases in 1832 to decorate the stairs to Neva. Later the vases moved to Petrovskaya Pristan, the lions and the quay were moved to the present place due to construction of Palace Bridge.
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