Palace Square
Palace Square
4.5
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Contrasting architectures and wide open spaces are the hallmarks of this extraordinary plaza, which has witnessed historic events like Bloody Sunday and the storming of the Winter Palace and is now the rallying place for every imaginable political demonstration.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Address
Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
How to get there
  • Admiralteyskaya • 5 min walk

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Hitesh S
Mumbai, India373 contributions
Oct 2022
very beautiful nad Enchanting square, a huge space, its in centre of the city, you can feel he beauty around, se ethe memorable buildings, lightings at the night, just walk around and see things around.
Written 5 November 2022
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Lilya T
Los Angeles, CA13 contributions
Dec 2021
The Palace Square is one of the most gorgeous squares! It was so beautifully decorated with the humongous Christmas Tree and other holiday decorations. It was magical!
Written 24 January 2022
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TandTSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland1,138 contributions
Sept 2021
The palace square is huge and extremely beautiful. You can walk around and stop and take pictures and just enjoy the scenery. For me definitely one of the most beautiful squares in the world.
Written 28 September 2021
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
Apr 2021
Being in the Imperial capital for few hours or few days, this square every single traveler will visit.
It's in the very center of St. Pet, right by the Neva river, encircled with the Hermitage winter palace and the terrific General staff building with a high Tsar Alexander obelisk in the middle.
Many things to do there (see separate reviews) and a great place for pics and people watch, day or night.
Written 23 May 2021
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DariaIt
Rome, Italy256 contributions
Jul 2020
Gets you into a vibe of the old times, when tsars ruled Russia and St. Petersburg was its centre, heart and capital.
Written 28 July 2020
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Harvey H
114 contributions
Apr 2020
This is a gorgeous area of the city. Stand in the middle of the square to really appreciate the grand scale of it. There have been many historical events that have taken place here and it will leave you in awe after you walk around and see it.
Written 10 July 2020
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CATIWARIG
Noida, India480 contributions
Aug 2019
A large open area with the state hermitage museum on one side. Go there in the evening when you will find some artists playing music or singing or showing some other skills. Very beautiful place. From there you can walk to the famous Nevsky Prospekt road.
Written 6 May 2020
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Malgorzata
12,113 contributions
Jul 2019
Palace Square is located between the Winter Palace and the building of the General Staff. It connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island.It is the central city square of St Petersburg. In the centre of the square stands the Alexander Column , designed by Auguste de Montferrand. This red granite column is 47.5 metres high . Palace Square has witnessed many historical events , including the Bloody Sunday massacre and parts of the October Revolution of 1917. During the day, it overwhelms a itte bit with its size . But in the evening it fills up with an unusual atmosphere. Beautifully illuminated buildings, become the scenery for a whole bunch of musicians, vocalists, performers . A surprising and unobvious place. It is worth taking a moment to be here.
Written 2 May 2020
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mohibahmed786
Ranchi, India420 contributions
Nov 2019
Large Square with Harmitage Museum on on side. Looks Grand and is mostly crowded. Good Clicking Point.
Written 5 April 2020
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ncenvoyage
Paris, France34 contributions
Feb 2020
I don't know that you would go across town to see it, but if you're headed to the Hermitage anyway, well, you pass right through. One of those grand urban spaces that makes you realize why the revolution came...
Written 4 March 2020
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