Alexander Column, St. Petersburg

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. Our St. Petersburg holiday planner makes visiting Alexander Column and other St. Petersburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The Alexander column is a masterpiece of architectural excellence of the great Auguste Monferana, it is above all the existing monuments in Paris, Rome and London. In London-this column to Admiral Nelson, which is located in Trafalgar Square. Under the 400-ton monolith base-pedestal, was culled 1250 piles and laid the casket with anniversary coins made in honor of the victory. The Alexander column and today worth floating on a pedestal, it retains its balance by the force of its own gravity, which is equal to 600 tons.
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  • The Alexander column is one of the symbols of St. Petersburg. In your every visit to St. Petersburg in a hurry make sure that column in its place. That's the first thing this February the convoy checked ... Has appeared in its place. That's good ...
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  • We visted the most impressive and majestic Palace Square couple of times during our stay at St.Petersburg. The most striking monument in the centre of Square is Alexander Column, world's tallest grani...  more »
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  • A beutiful palace museum worth for a visit in St. Petersburg, was there on the summer of 1994. Great place...
  • one of the important place at Saint Petersburg
  • Impresive monument if you visit St Petersburg is a place to visit
  • Grandious statue. Amazing how tall it is and how big. Worth seeing
  • Great monument.
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