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Alexander Column

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Address: Dvortsovaya Square | metro Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg, Russia
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This 155-foot red granite column in Palace Square honors Russia's victory...

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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Beautiful Statue

This is a beautiful statue located on top of a huge and tall column right in the centre if the Palace Square and in front of the Hermitage. Worth talking a look when in Palace... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2017
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a beautiful statue located on top of a huge and tall column right in the centre if the Palace Square and in front of the Hermitage. Worth talking a look when in Palace Square since this is a symbol of victory in a previous war with France.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Huge and powerful column indeed. When I saw it it was dark, but managed to take great pictures of it.

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Union, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Come back at different times of day to get a picture of this at several angles. The angels are gorgeous. Try to catch a sunny day for the best back ground. Truly a beautiful statue. Use telephoto or buy a postcard.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The majestic Alexander Column is the focal point of Palace Square and a monument to the victory of Russia in the war of 1812 with France. The column stands almost 48 metres tall and is made from a single piece of red Finland granite. The monument is crowned by the figure of an angel symbolising the peace in Europe after... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Our Princess Cruise Tour put us off here for 15 minutes or so. The Column is about 90 feet tall and has an Angel on the top. This is a nice picture taking event but not much more to be said.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

At the heart of Palace Square, between world-class Winter Palace and Hermitage museums, this 84-foot column of red granite monolith came from Finland. The 661-ton single-stone monolith was erected without modern cranes, solely by 3,000 workers using only scaffolding, on August 30, 1832. It is precariously balanced, and not attached at the base, which is more than 11 feet in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I`ve never had much interest in buildings or squares, but this whole area is just spectacular! The Column and all around it is definitly worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Imposing in its size and solitude standing in the middle of a giant square - right in front of the summer palace/hermitage museum. What a country...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

It is impressive, standing on its own weight and you are at the Winterpalace anyway, so why miss out on it? One of the many landmarks of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is one column you cannot miss. It stands right in the middle of Palace Square opposite the world famous Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace. This column is an impressive 156 feet and 9 inches) tall and its body is made of a single piece of red granite. The column in the center commemorates the Russian victory over Napoleon in... More 

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