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Birzhebaya Sq., St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Vasilyevsky Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These two brightly coloured columns were originally lighthouses are worth seeing as they are adorned with interesting decorations. There are great views from here across the river to the Hermitage.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived here in the afternoon and in time to find group of people playing music and dancing. They were in normal day cloths so it was not some sort of traditional display we later found out that they were celebrating a relatives wedding day....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank holiday-view23-7-11
Reviewed August 3, 2019 via mobile

We first saw these from a distance, from outside the Admiralty building, whilst watching Navy Day, and had the bonus of seeing the gas flame lit at the top Later in the week we walked past them, and there is stoke interesting detail to be...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank PipPaul W
Reviewed August 2, 2019

These two columns were designed as lighthouses in 1810. They are decorated with ship's prows in celebration of naval victories and the figures around the base represent four Russian rivers - Neva, Volga, Dnieper and Volkhov. There is a very good view from here of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jane N
Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

Rostral Columns are two columns located near to the river, in St. Petersburg. In fact, they are a very known symbol of the city, so they appear in a lot of postcards and photos. The columns are big and they have a red colour, so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AlbertSalichs
Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

Awesome 35 meter high columns with boats and beautiful decorations on them ❤️ near Palace Bridge and L'Ermitage. There is a fire lit on top of them of there is a national activity going on in St Petersburg, e.g. national football match or national celebrations....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Karikakrake
Reviewed July 8, 2019

It was only after reading about rostral columns in general and these in specific from Wikipedia was I suitably impressed. Also if I had seen them at night lit on fire no doubt I would have appreciated them more. Nonetheless, they are weird and just...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Life-is-an-Adventure
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

When we went the river was frozen but the view from this place is spectacular and panoramic. In the front, across the river is the Hermitage Museum. A nice place to hang around and take photographs. Must visit!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank soumitnaik
Reviewed December 26, 2018

The columns are located to the north of the Palace Bridge. They are of Doric design and made of brick and covered in deep terracotta red stucco. They are decorated with bronze anchors and four pair of bronze ship prows. They are very much a part...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CATTSAR
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and striking symbols of just how big and important was Russian ambition to conquer the sea and master the waves.

Date of experience: June 2018
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