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 prestigiousHermitage 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 theWinter Palace , across from the spectacular semicircular colonnade of theGeneral Staff Building pierced in the middle by a majestic triumphal arch. In the centre of the square stands theAlexander Column .

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Sankt-Peterburg

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General Staff Building of Saint Petersburg  General Staff Building of Saint Petersburg
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Alexander Column  Alexander Column
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Stroganov Palace  Stroganov Palace
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