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Alexander Column

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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.
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Dvortsovaya Square | metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 47 plus meter monument is by no means tiny. Funny thing though, the square in which the monument is located is so immense that it makes 47+ meters seem small.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

Huge and oustanding symbol and tribute of Russian Tzar Alexander I's victory over Napoleon. Immense structure by any mean.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

It is right in the middle of the big square. In front of the Hermitage Museum. It is one of the symbols of the city. Not far from the center.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TasosAnth
Reviewed November 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Presiding over the enormous Palace Square is the Alexander Column. It is dedicated to Alexander I who led his country to victory over Napoleon. The figure at the top is an angel holding a cross.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

It’s really very huge and amazing column from far away you can see it It’s a land mark and must see this magnificent column also the surrounding garden and palace give you unforgettable time

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

This monument isn't anything really out of the ordinary. But the square it's located in is really cool. Definitely a must see.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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