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Alexander Column, St. Petersburg

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Monument Historic Site
Alexander Column stands 47.5 m (156 ft) tall, erected in memory of the victory against France under Emperor Alexander I. The 600 ton (1,322,772 lb) granite monolith was lifted using the strength of 3,000 men, and is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world. Observe its red polished surface, paying attention to the elaborate bas-reliefs of allegorical figures at the pedestal. The face of the large angel on top of the pillar is said to resemble Emperor Alexander I. Rumor has it that during the Soviet period the authorities almost changed its face to represent Joseph Stalin. A visit to Alexander Column represents just the start of the adventure when you use our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • The tallest granite column of its kind in the world. Erected in honor of Russia's victory over Napoleon's France, the top of the towering column features a statue of an angel holding a cross.  more »
  • Every city should have one, here, London has, Rome has many. It is a very impressive large example though, all the more so for standing proudly in the centre of the large Place Du Palais square.  more »
  • The Alexander Column is the focal point of Palace Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The monument was raised after the Russian victory in the war with Napoleon's France. The column is named for Emper...  more »
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  • Grandious statue. Amazing how tall it is and how big. Worth seeing
  • Stop to take a picture! The statue is gorgeous!
  • Russia has a lot of historic places like this to see!
  • Wow nice place
  • Incredible and beautiful iconic column in the main square

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