Place du Palais (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), St. Petersburg

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Saint Petersburg's historical heart, monumental Place du Palais (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 Place du Palais (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Petersburg itinerary maker.
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  • So pretty and well maintained externally, then partially houses amazing art internally. A great place to visit.  more »
  • Sad that we did nit see the inside but just seeing the outside of this amazing structure is already worth.  more »
  • Such and elegant building and so beautifully cared for and maintained. There is so much history to see on your visit here.  more »
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  • A must seen place where you always can take a selfie or a nice panorama, many historical buildings at a walking distance and bridges that rise up very early in the morning
  • Lovely atmosphere, great view but always keep an eye on your bag, pickpockets work mostly in the summer during tourist season.
  • This is the center of the Saint Petersburg, where all the main manifestations happens, and Winter Palace, one of the most beautiful museums in the world
  • Beautiful! We visited in October and it was quite quiet but I can imagine it gets very busy in summer. The palace itself is a feast for the eyes, so much to see it is hard to take it all in. You will enjoy
  • This is the hart of St-P. Good asfalt makes it popular among rollers, bmx, jumpers. Many musicians, artists, really working public space. Check it at summer night!

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