Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), St. Petersburg

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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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  • כיכר יפה מאוד. ענקית בגודלה. כשהיינו שם היא הייתה ממש שוממת. רועיים ממנה את המוזיאון היפה והענקי ההרמיטאז  more »
  • Ereumitajyu square. For 3 days I went here to get sit every time you come out whenever the Eze Hermitage had cleaned up the inspiration. Get rid of the young friends get together to play a lousy caliber with an excellent journey. Ah ... Dont. Youth, o. ..
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  • The history of the revolution is before our eyes by the fact of the film Eisenstein "October" and the famous taken from the Winter Palace of Petrograd, Grand place via these dimensions and the beauty of the Palace.
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  • My favourite part is to go there at night; the lights on the buildings give such a lovely atmosphere!
  • I felt like I was stepping back in time to a different world - like a movie set. Breathtaking spot in St. Petersburg.
  • The heart of Saint-Peterburg. Big but cosy square. Love this place. Be sure to visit
  • Very nice view and just an amazing panorama. Unfortunately, the government chose this place for concerts and events which ruins the whole thing beauty and freedom of movement there.
  • Impressive and giant square in Saint Petersburg, although some of you commies still prefer to call it Leningrad. Whatever. Still pretty damn cool.

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