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I wouldn't go home without a photo of Saint Petersburg's answer to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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Narva Triumphal Arch

Monumental stone.

Built in Narva Square to celebrate Russia's victory over Napoleon Bonaparte in 1814, this monumental arch was originally built by the architect Giacomo Quarenghi and then redesigned in stone by Vasily Stasov between 1827 and 1834. It is said to be Russia's answer to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, which was built to celebrate Napoleon's victory at the battle of Austerlitz. The lower part is adorned with sculptures of Fame offering laurel wreaths and the upper part has been a military museum since the end of the 1980s. The traditional elements of a Roman triumphal arch are easy to spot: a rounded arch and an entablature forming a single square-shaped structure, with the columns serving a merely decorative purpose.



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