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The tall centerpiece of the palace square was a memorial to Russia's victory over Napoléon's France. It made from pieces of granite, the column was name for Alexander I of Russia. Crowning the column is a statue of angel, holding a cross (symbolizing peace and...More
This stands as a great tribute and memorial to Tsar Alexander I's defeat of Napoleon in 1812. For this Alexander I is one of the most revered leader of Imperial Russia. Easy to see on the way to other attractions such as The Hermitage, Palace...More
Alexander Column is an iconic St. Petersburg landmark located in the huge Palace Square. It is a unique location surrounded by beautiful buildings, and it is worth seeing and taking some pictures in the area.
It's very likely that you will visit the hermitage meuseum if you are in st petersburg. This monument is right outside the museum and it's quite impressive given that the massive column is standing alone on it's own weight without being fixed with any mechanism....More