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“A 20 Second Photo Op” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Alexander Column

Alexander Column
Dvortsovaya Square | metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Ranked #138 of 976 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“A 20 Second Photo Op”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This column's history is more interesting than the column itself. As travel is now common you will probably have seen 100 columns just like it around the world.

But it does make a good meeting place.

Visited July 2012
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“Large obelisk at the Hermitage”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Not something to go out of your way for ... but if you're walking to / by the Hermitage you can visit this in the large courtyard

Visited April 2012
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“Good vista of surrounding sights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The column is in the middle of Palace Square. Doing a 360, you see the Hermitage, st. Isaacs Cathedral, etc. magnificent! Also able to see the spires of the Spilt Blood Cathedral. It makes for a good landmark.

Visited April 2012
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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“Exquisite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Fantastic huge square next to WinterPalace; you must bring with you a camera, walking shoes, there are many,many attractions within 2km; right smack in the centre of the city.

Visited October 2011
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“Dominating palace embankment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Was the first thing I decided to see in the city, real impressive

Visited December 2011
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