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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  • 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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For luxury hotels with a price tag to match, you can't beat the city's historical heart--Palace Square--and Nevsky Prospekt, the main avenue that connects the square to the Neva River. The area around St. Isaac's Cathedral, at the west end of Nevsky Prospekt, also offers a great selection of luxury and mid-range options. If you want to see the other side of the city, consider staying on Vasilyevsky Island, at the mouth of the river. Increased competition means that St. Petersburg now offers a wide range of inexpensive but funky hostels scattered throughout the city.
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