Palace Square

Palace Square, St. Petersburg: Address, Palace Square Reviews: 4.5/5

Palace Square
4.5
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Contrasting architectures and wide open spaces are the hallmarks of this extraordinary plaza, which has witnessed historic events like Bloody Sunday and the storming of the Winter Palace and is now the rallying place for every imaginable political demonstration.
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Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
How to get there
  • Admiralteyskaya • 5 min walk
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4.5
5,465 reviews
Excellent
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195
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Terrible
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Lilya T
Los Angeles, CA12 contributions
The Palace Square is one of the most gorgeous squares! It was so beautifully decorated with the humongous Christmas Tree and other holiday decorations. It was magical!
Written 24 January 2022
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TandTSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland1,024 contributions
The palace square is huge and extremely beautiful. You can walk around and stop and take pictures and just enjoy the scenery. For me definitely one of the most beautiful squares in the world.
Written 28 September 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,035 contributions
Being in the Imperial capital for few hours or few days, this square every single traveler will visit.
It's in the very center of St. Pet, right by the Neva river, encircled with the Hermitage winter palace and the terrific General staff building with a high Tsar Alexander obelisk in the middle.
Many things to do there (see separate reviews) and a great place for pics and people watch, day or night.
Written 23 May 2021
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DariaIt
Rome, Italy256 contributions
Gets you into a vibe of the old times, when tsars ruled Russia and St. Petersburg was its centre, heart and capital.
Written 28 July 2020
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Harvey H
114 contributions
This is a gorgeous area of the city. Stand in the middle of the square to really appreciate the grand scale of it. There have been many historical events that have taken place here and it will leave you in awe after you walk around and see it.
Written 10 July 2020
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CATIWARIG
Noida, India479 contributions
A large open area with the state hermitage museum on one side. Go there in the evening when you will find some artists playing music or singing or showing some other skills. Very beautiful place. From there you can walk to the famous Nevsky Prospekt road.
Written 6 May 2020
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Malgorzata
11,260 contributions
Palace Square is located between the Winter Palace and the building of the General Staff. It connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island.It is the central city square of St Petersburg. In the centre of the square stands the Alexander Column , designed by Auguste de Montferrand. This red granite column is 47.5 metres high . Palace Square has witnessed many historical events , including the Bloody Sunday massacre and parts of the October Revolution of 1917. During the day, it overwhelms a itte bit with its size . But in the evening it fills up with an unusual atmosphere. Beautifully illuminated buildings, become the scenery for a whole bunch of musicians, vocalists, performers . A surprising and unobvious place. It is worth taking a moment to be here.
Written 2 May 2020
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mohibahmed786
Ranchi, India392 contributions
Large Square with Harmitage Museum on on side. Looks Grand and is mostly crowded. Good Clicking Point.
Written 5 April 2020
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ncenvoyage
Paris, France34 contributions
I don't know that you would go across town to see it, but if you're headed to the Hermitage anyway, well, you pass right through. One of those grand urban spaces that makes you realize why the revolution came...
Written 4 March 2020
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Heidi_Graham
Newcastle, UK118 contributions
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As you walk towards it the beauty of its spectacular buildings become apparent. It’s a good idea to brush up on your knowledge of Russian history to fully appreciate where you are.
Written 25 February 2020
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