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Alexander Column

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Alexander Column

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2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise
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2-Day Group Shore Excursion in St Petersburg with Faberge Museum & Boat Cruise

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Get a comprehensive overview of the St. Petersburg—considered to be the "Venice of the North"—on this 2-day small-group shore excursion. See famous sights including Peterhof, Catherine’s Palace, the Hermitage Museum and more. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to many attractions, a 3-course Russian lunch each day, a Neva River canal cruise, and a guided tour of the famous Faberge Museum.
$235.00 per adult
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Malgorzata wrote a review May 2020
8,297 contributions547 helpful votes
Alexander Column is a monument in the Palace Square in St. Petersburg. It was built in 1829-1834 on the initiative of Emperor Nicholas I to celebrate the victory of his brother, Emperor Alexander I and Russian troops over the Great Army of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1812. It is located in the center of square. The column is the largest structure of this type in the world. It measures 47.5 m in height . At the top there is a statue of an angel holding a 6-meter cross in one hand. The column is a monolith made of red granite, and its stem is not attached to the pedestal, maintaining balance due to solid seating and impressive weight. A beautiful pedestal with a base and an extremely skillful work of a sculptor, an angel that crowns the column.
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Date of experience: July 2019
Katherine8183 wrote a review Nov 2019
Auburn, New York2,792 contributions386 helpful votes
In Palace Square is an impressive 155 foot red granite column that is the focal point of the square. It was erected after the Napoleon War to celebrate Russia’s victory over France. The pedestal of the column is decorated with symbols of military victory. On the top of the column is a statue of an angel holding a cross. The column stands in the center of the square, in front of the Winter Palace and Hermitage.
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Date of experience: September 2019
BackinBracknell wrote a review Oct 2019
Bracknell, United Kingdom1,219 contributions453 helpful votes
Perhaps surprisingly it's not a monument to Peter the Great, but it commemorates the Russian victory over Napoleon and is named after Emperor Alexander I of Russia. It's 48m tall and is the focal point of Palace Square, so if you're anywhere in the vicinity you are definitely not going to miss it!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Steve-and-Andie wrote a review Sep 2019
Lancaster, United Kingdom2,912 contributions341 helpful votes
Just defeated Napoleon, well why not build a column to commemorate it. Standing proud in the centre of Palace Square there's nothing like showing off. Worth a look but can't be missed if visiting the Winter Palace and Hermitage.
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Date of experience: September 2019
O around the world wrote a review Sep 2019
United States65 contributions51 helpful votes
Great place to take family pictures. In a large square. This was not a destination for us per se, but we noted it with our guide on the way to other stops.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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