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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  • We rode specially on May 9, a lot of people, a large area, a concert, around the corner of the passage to the bridge, the embankment.. Fabulous streets!
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  • Gorgeous square fronting the Winter Palace and Hermitage museum. There will be people dressed up trying to take photos with you and they will ask for money… if you don’t want to pay them, don’t pose! ...  more »
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