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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.

Practical Info

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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Private Half Day St Petersburg City Tour including visit to the Russian Museum, St Petersburg, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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 $238.05
St. Petersburg Walking Tour, St Petersburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

St. Petersburg Walking Tour

Learn of St. Petersburg’s history and see sides to the city many visitors miss on this 2-hour walking tour. Follow your guide though the streets of St. ...  Read more

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

From USD $77.00
St. Petersburg Half-Day City Tour Including Walking Tour to Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

St. Petersburg Half-Day City Tour Including Walking Tour to Peter and Paul Fortress

This 4-hour sightseeing tour in St. Petersburg will give your the possibility to get a first acquaintance with the city and to get orientation to be able to ...  Read more

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

From USD $70.80
St. Petersburg Small-Group State Hermitage Museum Tour with a Historical Guide, St Petersburg, City ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

St. Petersburg Small-Group State Hermitage Museum Tour with a Historical Guide

Your 4-hour tour begins at the hotel in the center of St. Petersburg. Before your visit to the State Hermitage your historian guide will get you acquainted ...  Read more

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

From USD $46.84
St Petersburg Shore Excursion: City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress and Gostiny Dvor, St ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

St Petersburg Shore Excursion: City Tour with Peter and Paul Fortress and Gostiny Dvor

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

While in port, enjoy St Petersburg’s most impressive sights on this 6-hour shore excursion with a small group. Drive along the streets and embankments of ...  Read more

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

From USD $118.73
St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Sightseeing Tour Including Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Sightseeing Tour Including Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage Museum and Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

While in port in St Petersburg, enjoy a full day of sightseeing on this shore excursion with a small group. Visit Peter and Paul Fortress, including the ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.51
Half-Day Saint Petersburg Venice of the North Tour with a Historian Guide, St Petersburg, Ports of ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Half-Day Saint Petersburg Venice of the North Tour with a Historian Guide

Experience Russia's 'Venice of the North' St. Petersburg from the eyes of our expert guides during this 4-hour half day tour. Your professional historian guide ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.00
Private 4-Hour Grand Tour of Saint Petersburg with Complimentary Faberge Museum Tickets, St ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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
Private Tour: St Petersburg at Night with Optional Neva River Boat Cruise, St Petersburg, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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 127 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 $30.50

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