Palace Square, St. Petersburg

Must see · Historic Site · Landmark
Saint Petersburg's historical heart, monumental Palace Square provided the setting for some of the 20th century's most dramatic events. In 1905, imperial troops shot at unarmed strikers demonstrating in this very space, sparking the Revolution of 1905. In 1917, Bolshevik militants stormed the royal residence, the square's most prominent building, signaling the start of the October Revolution. Today, the grand square serves a more peaceful purpose, attracting visitors with its ensemble of landmark buildings. Commence your tour of the city at the square's central column, the tallest 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. Put Palace Square at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Petersburg day trip website.
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  • The palace square is huge and extremely beautiful. You can walk around and stop and take pictures and just enjoy the scenery. For me definitely one of the most beautiful squares in the world.  more »
  • Being in the Imperial capital for few hours or few days, this square every single traveler will visit. It's in the very center of St. Pet, right by the Neva river, encircled with the Hermitage winter....  more »
  • Gets you into a vibe of the old times, when tsars ruled Russia and St. Petersburg was its centre, heart and capital.  more »

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