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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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank abdulrahman542
Reviewed 29 August 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.

Thank EJW3
Reviewed 17 August 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.

Thank norgeva
Reviewed 15 August 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

Thank chamara w
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a very tall symbol made to remember Napoleons defeat. Stands in the square. Next to Hermitage

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This fine Column stands proud in the centre of this huge square, and is one piece of stone. It was erected to remember the defeat of Napoleon. Impressive!

Thank Howlo
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The column is impressive but more for what it represents (defeat of Napoleon), it is it's placement in the great square that makes it spectacular. Beautiful location and symbolism (and history).

Thank Promart1
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Alexander column is tall imposing column in a middle of palace square. I heard that is it the tallest such structure in the world. It looks magnificent specially with the Hermitage in the background.

Thank nikhil_malhotra
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

A very impressive monument standing in the middle of the square of the Hermitage Museum. This column is so tall and is an impressive site worth seeing.

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