Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), St. Petersburg

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Saint Petersburg's historical heart, monumental Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) 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. Plan your visit to Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Petersburg itinerary maker.
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  • It's advisable to get there from the arc because you only see the end and you will be surprised and amazed by its grandeur
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  • Who haven't been in St. Petersburg and had not visited the Palace square should definitely go. On the square are all solemn and festive events of the city.
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  • It is a must visit spot in Saint Petersburg. There are many attractions in this area. The photo is nice even day time or night time. 
  • Absolutely incredible views, perfect for a panoramic shot! Concerts and other city celebrations are often held here in front of the winter palace.
  • The Hermitage is wonderful and is expanding. 19th century art is already on display in the General Staff Building and a matching contemporary collection is being organized for that as well.
  • A must-see in St.Petersburg. It's even out of question it's a must-see. Iconic, impressive and just stunning.
  • The heart of the Saint-Petersburg. If you are in our city, you have to visit this square. You will not regret.
  • A must visit when you in great St.-petersburg! Classical architectural ensemble will make you feel like in Europe, but with bigger spaces and attributes.
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