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St Petersburg Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad)

Palace Square is the central square of St. Petersberg, which conjoins some of the city’s major landmarks and monuments, including most famously the Winter Palace. Because it is so spacious it regularly functions as the grounds for national parades, bards, and concerts. In the past, square has been transformed during the winter months to become a free ice rink.

Palace square was also the setting for some of Russia’s most significant historical events including the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and the 1905 massacre Bloody Sunday, where peaceful protesters were gunned down while trying to present Tsar Nicholas II with a petition .

Although the buildings surrounding the square were built in different eras, they were all built to scale, giving the square a beauty in symmetry.

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The square is a single architectural ensemble, in the northern boundary is the Winter Palace, to the south the General Staff building, a two story arch mounted by the chariot of victory, and installed in the center is the 156 feet (47.5 m) high and 500 ton granite Alexander Column. It also connects key city areas such as Nevsky Prospekt and Palace bridge, which leads into Vasilievsky Island.

As Palace Square is considered one of the biggest hubs in the city, it is easily accessible by the metro to Admiralty and by other modes of transportation at Nevsky Prospekt.

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Architectural Ensemble of the Palace Square and The Hermitage Visit from St. Petersburg, St ... 
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Architectural Ensemble of the Palace Square and The Hermitage Visit from St. Petersburg

The tour begins at the hotel in the center of St. Petersburg. On your way to the Palace Square, the guide will get you acquainted with many architectural and ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.79
Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour with visit to the Hermitage, St Petersburg, City Tours
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Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour with visit to the Hermitage

We invite you to an exciting tour of St. Petersburg. The city-Museum, where the promenades, avenues and palaces preserve the history of Russia.

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $231.66
Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour including visit to the Russian Museum, St Petersburg, ... 
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Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour including visit to the Russian Museum

An excursion with an English speaking guide taking in all the sights of St Petersburg City with a visit to the State Russian Museum.

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $211.80
Private 4-Hour Grand Tour of Saint Petersburg with Complimentary Faberge Museum Tickets, St ... 
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Private 4-Hour Grand Tour of Saint Petersburg with Complimentary Faberge Museum Tickets

The Grand Tour of St Petersburg offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a day's sightseeing: a complete tour of St ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Flexible

From USD $90.00
2 Hour St Petersburg Walking Tour, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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2 Hour St Petersburg Walking Tour

Explore the best sights of the city and get introduced to over 15 main attractions on a walking tour of St Petersburg. Your local guide will share the most ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.00
Private Tour: St Petersburg at Night with Optional Neva River Boat Cruise, St Petersburg, Walking ... 
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Private Tour: St Petersburg at Night with Optional Neva River Boat Cruise

This private tour of St. Petersburg at night will provide you with the unique experience of exploring many hidden locations within the city, and witness all of ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00
Grand Tour of St Petersburg, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Grand Tour of St Petersburg

4.5 star rating: Recommended 480 Reviews

The Grand Tour of St Petersburg offers visitors the opportunity to take in as much as possible of the city in a day's sightseeing: a complete tour of St ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Varies

From USD $31.94
Saint Petersburg City Tour in One Day, St Petersburg, Full-day Tours
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Saint Petersburg City Tour in One Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

A fully organized day in Saint Petersburg! It’s the greatest way to enjoy the best of the city, with the company and the help of an expert local Guide. And ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.26
3-Hour Best of Saint Petersburg Guided Walking Tour, St Petersburg, City Tours
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3-Hour Best of Saint Petersburg Guided Walking Tour

Best of Saint Petersburg  3-hour walking tour leads you to the most iconic and well-known Saint Petersburg’s attractions, from the Nevsky Prospect, ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $45.63
Cultural Tour of the Treasures of Saint Petersburg in 3 Hours, St Petersburg, Walking Tours
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Cultural Tour of the Treasures of Saint Petersburg in 3 Hours

S.Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia. On the banks of the Neva River, the old Petrograd and Leningrad, now known also as the “Venice of the North” ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.33

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