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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  • Column fits perfectly into the Palace square ensemble. Interesting that it's worth under its own weight and is not reinforced.
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  • In the middle of the square is the Monument standing. Many people gathered in the square and often seems to be a variety of events. The tower itself is not a major attraction of the gateway to the only view I got to one twice excessively.
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  • Is a perfect completion of the square in front of the Hermitage but nothing that architecturally
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  • Grandious statue. Amazing how tall it is and how big. Worth seeing
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  • Stop to take a picture! The statue is gorgeous!
  • Russia has a lot of historic places like this to see!
  • Incredible and beautiful iconic column in the main square

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