Statue of King Richard the Lionheart

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Statue of King Richard the Lionheart

Statue of King Richard the Lionheart
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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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Malgorzata
10,676 contributions
Nov 2019
Richard Coeur de Lion is a magnificent equestrian statue of the 12th century English monarch Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart. Richard I ruled in the years 1189–1199. It stands on a granite plinth in the Old Palace Yard in front of the Palace of Westminster in London, facing south towards the entrance to the House of Lords. His creator was Baron Carlo Marochetti, an Italian sculptor from Turin. It was installed in October 1860. It simply depicts the king on horseback, left hand on the reins and the right hand holding a sword and arm held aloft. A beautiful statue .
Written 31 October 2020
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,716 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Statue of legendary King who reigned in the 1100,s. It portrays the king on horse back after yet another battle. Unable to get too close being in Parliament yard.
Written 5 February 2020
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Gaurav C
New Delhi, India3,089 contributions
Mar 2019
the equestrian statue of King Richard stands outside the palace of Westminster in the old Palace Yard... Also called the Lionheart..The statue stands on a Granite Pedestal..Indeed a beautiful statue
Written 4 February 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
With all the construction work and the ever increasing security at the Houses of Parliament, it’s not possible to get right up to this impressive bronze statue because it’s now in the middle of a restricted parking area. But you can get close enough to see much of the detail. It’s a dramatic piece of sculpture, with fine detailing of the face, the crown and even the chainmail armour. It’s a cast from the original clay model, which was a popular exhibit at the Great Exhibition in 1851. It was eventually installed in 1860 and augmented in 1867 with bronze bas-relief panels on either side of the pedestal.
Written 14 January 2020
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,142 contributions
Aug 2019
Currently the statue is kind of covered by the many constructions in the area, but it is still possible to it. Not to get close to it.
Written 5 September 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
The statue, Richard Coeur de Lion is an equestrian statue of the 12th-century English King Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart. Probably best known for his role in the Third Crusade and having his throne usurped by his brother King John. It simply depicts the king on horseback, left hand on the reins and the right hand holding a sword and arm held aloft.

A beautiful statue with some oddities like a medieval version of skin tight chainmail, which seems unrealistic, but beautiful nevertheless.
Written 12 January 2019
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,930 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
this is a statue of the king who fought many war and is a legend. it is located close to the westminister abbey palace.
Written 21 October 2018
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Laurence B
Aberdeen, UK4,344 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
An imposing statue for a true legend. Richard the Lionheart is a man of the people if legend are to be believed. The statue us big and impressive. Worth a view when looking at all the rest in the area.
Written 18 August 2018
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