Palace Square

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Palace Square, a focal point in the history of St. Petersburg, notably in the bloody revolutions of 1905 and 1917, is now the city's cultural centre boasting the prestigious Hermitage Museum. Designed by Carlo Rossi like a stage set, it affords a grand (8 ha) perspective. It is closed off on the Neva side by the Winter Palace, across from the spectacular semicircular colonnade of the General Staff Building pierced in the middle by a majestic triumphal arch. In the centre of the square stands the Alexander Column.

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Alexander Column
Alexander Column
The Alexander Column, topped by a gilded
General Staff Building of Saint Petersburg
General Staff Building of Saint Petersburg
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Alexander Column
Alexander Column
The Alexander Column, topped by a gilded
General Staff Building of Saint Petersburg
General Staff Building of Saint Petersburg
It was Carlo Rossi who gave Palace
2:00
Mariinsky Theatre
Mariinsky Theatre
Vaslav Nijinsky, Rudolf Nureyev, Feodor
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