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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
This massive column is in the centre of Palace Square so you cannot avoid seeing it. Erected in 1834, it claims to be the tallest, free-standing monument in the world.
You can't miss the Alexander Column when visiting Palace Square as it sits right in the middle of the square. It was raised after the Russian victory in the war with Napoleon's France. Worth a photo as it adds to the aesthetics of the square.
This huge plaza with the military on one side and the old palace now the Hermitage on the other. You can see how this was an impressive place. Museums aren't quite my style but it is for many.