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Alexander Column

Dvortsovaya Square | metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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This 155-foot red granite column in Palace Square honors Russia's victory over France in the Napoleonic Wars, and is considered a remarkable engineering accomplishment.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“palace square” (33 reviews)
“red granite” (6 reviews)
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Dvortsovaya Square | metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

At the top of this tall column is an angel holding a cross. The face of the angel is rumored to be that of Alexander I and that would have been great to have had a glimpse. Alex I was raised by Catherine the Great...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

while at the palace square one cannot miss this impressive structure. Built to commemorate victory it is so much a part of the Palace Square

Thank fivestarholidays
Reviewed 3 September 2017

As you are standing in Palace Square and admiring the Winter Palace, take a look the focal point of the square, the Alexander Column. The monument was raised to commemorate Russia's victory over Napoleon. It is named for the Emperor at the time, Alexander I.

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

One of the interesting things to see at Palace Square in St. Petersburg is the Alexander Column which is situated in the centre of the square between the Winter Palace and the Building of the General Staff. The monument was constructed between 1830-34 by French...More

Thank BradJill
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This imposing 48 m tall monument was built by French architect Auguste de Montferrand between 1830-34 and is situated in the middle of Palace Square in the heart of the historical center in St. Petersburg. The 25 m tall red granite triumphal column is named...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The other reviews give the statistics, so just dwell on the fact that nothing except gravity is keeping it there..............amazing!

Thank sheffieldeats
Reviewed 13 August 2017

An interesting landmark situated in the middle of one of the best squares there are in whole Europe.

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Really impressive, with a great story behind it. Made out of one single granite and has no foundation. Stands there pure with help of gravity. There is no problem for that as St Petersburg does not have earthquakes.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

the colume is right in the center of the square...its tts the synbol of vitory...but its super dificult to take super clear photo

Thank May L
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The tall monument is made from one single granite and stands as the landmark of Palace Square between Heritage Museum and Palace Staff Building to memorize Russia victory in the 1812 war with France. Everybody can visualize this symbol at a distance and don't miss...More

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