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Palace Square is basically the central city square of St. Petersburg and the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance, including the Bloody Sunday of 1905 and the October Revolution of 1917. The earliest and most celebrated building on the square is the baroque white-and-azure Winter Palace of Russian tsars. The center of the square is marked with the Alexander Column. Surrounding the square is an assortment of grand buildings built in different architectural styles. These masterpieces all come together in a very aesthetically pleasing way.

Address: Palace Square, St. Petersburg
Opening hours: Daily 24h
Direction: Metro Line 5 to Admiralteyskaya Station
Phone: +7 812 380-24-78

Photo credit: Craig Nagi (Flickr CC), thbl (Flickr CC), Michael Fludkov, (Flickr CC)