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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...more
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Palace Square, St. Petersburg 198324, Russia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Before entering the Museum, enjoy the square take a lot photos during the day and at night. Watch out those guys wearing dresses disturbing tourists to take photos with them and then ask for money, those were annoying. The rest is ok. You can even...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Koi_79
Reviewed 4 days ago

The place as well as the city is just beautiful. The sight and architecture is splendid!! And I´m not even considering the museum in my comment.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank orosabal
Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful, open square fronting the Hermitage. We were here in March and there was a strong breeze, so we did not linger. In warmer weather there are more opportunities to walk, take photos and admire the facade of the Palace. Costumed "reenactors" (?) are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JDWL
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The vast and grand Palace Square with its towering Alexander Column provides access to the Hermitage Museum and the giant archway leading to the Nevskiy Prospekt High street.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A vast pedestrian area, surrounded by magnificent Russian architecture (including the Hermitage museum). The scale & beauty of the architecture is breathtaking. It was made all the more special by the ice & snow; a true Russian winter.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Barry T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful big square.Quite sad about the horses standing there most of the day to entertain tourists.Not something i like. Otherwise nice place

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ilme-Liina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spacious, especially in February as not many tourists. Gives a wonderful view of the sweeping front of the Hermitage and Winter Palace. 360degree view of wonderful buildings and a triumphal archway. Avoid actors wanting to have photos with you, for a price.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to visit when you visit saint Petersburg. Very impressive and beautifully square. Downsides are the tourists.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EvaMagdaleen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was cold and snowy when I went, but it is all part of the entire experience of going to the Hermitage and the area around - good photo opps abound.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mvp019aa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arkea is huge near by River Neva. Just can’t image what is it when full of people. Very impessive place.

Date of experience: February 2019
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14 January 2016|
Response from Елена Ф |
Hi. If you want go to Peter-Paul's Fortress, you can go for 30 minutes from Palace Square. Beside Peter-Paul's Fortress have a underground station "Gorcovskaya" (10 minutes) Tramway № 2, 34 и 54 go to Peter-Paul's... More
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