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Alexander Column
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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.
Reviewed November 17, 2012

If ever there was ever a prime real estate location in St Petersburg this is it. Located directly in front of the Hermitage in the Dvortsovaya Ploshchad (main square) of the city. The column celebrates Alexander I victory over Napoleon and was completed and errected in 1832. The column was the tallest in the world at the time although since surpassed, however, it is still the tallest free standing monument in the world and it's central core contains a stone block that weigh's in excess of 500 tons.
The column is located in a great people walking area, the square and surrounding area is great to explore on foot and there is so much to see.

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Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is a monument to Alexander 1 who defeated Napoleon. It's a statue on an extremely tall column in the middle of the square in front of the Hermitage. Problem is, the column is so tall you can't see the statue!

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

They say that face features of the angel topping the column are modeled after features of Tzar Alexander I.

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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.

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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

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