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Sennaya Square, St. Petersburg
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Sennaya Square or Sennaya Ploshchad, known as Peace Square between 1963 and 1991, is a large city square in Central Saint Petersburg, located at the crossing of Garden Street, Moskovsky Prospekt, and Grivtsova Lane.The square was established in 1737 as a market where hay, firewood and cattle were sold. It was built under the extension of the Garden Street, and grew quickly, becoming the cheapest and the most active market in Saint Petersburg. The Hay Market was a place where merchants and farmers could trade. It was there that malefactors were flogged before a large concourse of people.In 1753, the Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God was built in a sumptuous Baroque style. In the middle of the square is a former guardhouse . The square was a venue for the cholera riots of 1831. The surrounding district was known for its infamous slums, which provide the setting for Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment.In 1961 the church was pulled down to make place for a new metro station. Its place is now marked by a chapel. The 17,5 meter high "Peace Column", a gift of France to the tercentenary of St. Petersburg, was dismantled during the heatwave of 2010. The column featured the word "peace" written in 49 languages.Put Sennaya Square on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our St. Petersburg trip generator.
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Обычно по этой площади летишь, не замечая достопримечательностей. Или проплываешь на "калоше" - тебе что-то говорят, рассказывают и ты слушаешь, а потом... снова вспоминаешь, что где-то уже об этом сл... read more »Usually on this square you fly without noticing the sights. Or you pass in "kaloše" is something you say, talk and you listen, and then ... again remember that somewhere already heard about this. Under the impression all square merge and suddenly become similar to each other.show original
Сенная площадь - странное место. Кому-то она нравится, кому-то нет. Но это довольно интересное место и, думаю, для туристов одно из обязательных для посещения. Посетив Сенную вы составите наиболее пол... read more »Sennaya Ploshchad-strange place. Someone like it, some do not. But it's quite an interesting place, and I think one of the required for tourists to visit. Visiting Hay you get the most complete picture of Peter:)show original
Sinceramente non solo non ci ha detto nulla ma l'abbiamo anche trovato un posto poco raccomandabile. L'abbiamo attraversata perché usciti dalla metro per andare alla Chiesa di San Nicola.Honestly I just didn't say anything but we also found a dodgy place. We crossed because leaving the metro to go to the Church of Saint Nicholas.show original
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