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Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad)

Address: Dvortsovaya Ploshchad, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: Contrasting architectures and wide open spaces are the hallmarks of...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
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Panama City, Panama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Much like Palace bridge, I don't understand why people feel the need to separate these. They should just be part of the overall Hermitage experience as frankly, what you really get in the square is a beautiful view of the Winter Palace and not much else (besides sleet in January!) - so yes, you're inevitably going to visit Palace Square... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most important historic spots in Russia. It is where Jan. 1905, 1-4,000 peaceful protesters, men women and children were butchered by the Tsar's guards and Cossacks while trying to present a petition to their loving spiritual father, Tsar Nicholas II. Needless to say, many lost faith, and this incident, now known as "Bloody Sunday "... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This truly finished off an amazing trip to St.Petersburger! The locals and staff were all lovely! Particularly friendly towards the LGBT community! I also felt very safe and looked after by all the local services! Would recommed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This square really is massive!! The hermitage is the star of the show at the Palace square, but the other surrounding buildings are also very nice. At Christmas time there is a massive Christmas tree in the square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's a landmark in St. Petersburg that's difficult to ignore, especially, if you live on Nevskiy Prospect. On a bright sunny day, stroll down Nevskiy Prospect, visiting the Kazan Cathedral, a lot of bridges and picturesque churches. Then you can visit the Palace Square and finally sign off with the Hermitage State Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had a great time. There was no official countdown to the dawn of the new year, but we did our own a few minutes after the fact with the other friendly folks at Palace Square! There was a spectacular light show projected against the State Building, and it's a really grand place.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great square in front of the Hermitage museum. Horses and carriages driving around. In the evening you could watch a projection show on the building opposite the Hermitage. Fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This square is overwhelming large--and very beautiful. Try to visit it at different times of the day during your visit since there always is a different feel. Nice views of the column and the Hermitage.

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The square is huge as is the column in the center of it. The real reason you go here though is to then go on to the Hermitage (Winter Palace) that is connected to the Palace Square. You might be lucky enough to have a platoon of army or navy recruits and get a picture with them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A enormous and huge square. Big to walk in and fun to see! A lot of people here and a lot of people in dresses walking around. Guess they work at the museum.

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