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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  • This is a nice quite Palace compared to others around Europe, You will see a horse and cart and lines of tourists, but nice to take in  more »
  • Peter's business card. Here is a good walk in any weather, at any time and at any time of the year.
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  • Palace square is a popular place for residents and visitors. You can relax, sitting right on the square, listen to musicians, take a picture with all the Kings and coach (for a fee, of course)
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  • Epic. Simply epic. This place has stunning views all around and is one of the top spots to see in Saint Petersburg. By all means check out the Hermitage museum if you have time, cause that will probably take all day. If not the Palace square should only take less than 15 minutes to get the full effect. I highly recommend stopping by this magestic place.
  • Very historical place nice to be there after you finish your winter palace you come out there
  • I always enjoy stopping by this amazing square. Last weekend they had WW2 tanks on display.
  • It's one of the cool place to go in Saint Petersburg.
  • Breathtaking. Something you don't see in the USA, and oh the history!!!

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