Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), St. Petersburg

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. Put Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. Petersburg day trip website .
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  • very beautiful grounds.. were covered in snow in March.. fun to run on and take pictures! some great views of the winter palace and the admiralty  more »
  • Dvortsovaya square is one of the most memorable landmarks of Russia. Vast open space surrounded by beautiful palace complex and park, crowned with Alexandrian Column (celebrating Russia's victory over...  more »
  • The area itself, such as area, but when you know what event took place here already more a century ago. But the main thing in the existing era is probably what here is the Hermitage. In the square, you can take a picture with what some heroes from the past century.
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  • Great historic place. Big and spacious environment. Not a lot of things to do here though.
  • Amazing place. A must see. Very big and spacious, and every detail is amazing.
  • Nice short walk, quite impressive. Good for taking photos. Allocate to it 15 minutes day and same at night. No more as there is really nothing else to do there after taking the photos.
  • You should not miss it if you're in town. Beautiful in any weather at any time of the year.
  • Great experience in St. Petersburg. Awesome place.

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