Saint Petersburg - Palace Square

Located deep in the heart of St. Petersburg, at the end of Nevsky Prospekt, Palace Square is surrounded from north by Winter Palace - hence its name of Palace Square – a monument of Baroque style, built between 1754 and 1762 .

It is bordered in the south by the impressive building of Empire style, said the General Staff, built in 1821 by Carlo Rossi, by the request of Emperor Alexander I to commemorate the Russian victory over Napoleon. This building, recognizable by its ocher façade and arched shape, has in its center a double triumphal arch crowned with a Roman quadriga.

The eastern side of the square is occupied by a building constructed under the direction of Alessandro Brullo to shelter the headquarters of the Imperial Guard (1837-1844). The western side opens towards Admiralty Square.

In the center of Palace Square, dominates the Alexander Column, erected in 1834 by French architect Montferrand, and is also to commemorate the Russian victory of Alexander I over Napoleon's troops. This red granite column is topped by a victorious angel with features of Tsar Alexander I, which brings its total height to 47 meters.

Palace Square is also home to the Senate and the Synod meeting of the ecclesiastical affairs. In imperial times, Palace Square concentrated the most of the power, which explains its importance and role in the history of Russia. It was also the setting of several important events, including the Bloody Sunday in 1905 and the October Revolution of 1917.

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