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Alexander Column: Tours & Tickets

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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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In Palace Square is an impressive 155 foot red granite column that is the focal point of the square. It was erected after the Napoleon War to celebrate Russia’s victory over France. The pedestal of the column is decorated with symbols of military victory. On the top of the
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Perhaps surprisingly it's not a monument to Peter the Great, but it commemorates the Russian victory over Napoleon and is named after Emperor Alexander I of Russia. It's 48m tall and is the focal point of Palace Square, so if you're anywhere in the vicinity you are definitely
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Just defeated Napoleon, well why not build a column to commemorate it. Standing proud in the centre of Palace Square there's nothing like showing off. Worth a look but can't be missed if visiting the Winter Palace and Hermitage.
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Great place to take family pictures. In a large square. This was not a destination for us per se, but we noted it with our guide on the way to other stops.
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What more can you say about a stone column to get to the 100 minimum letters You can't miss it .....
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