Dvortsovaia Ploshchad' (Palace Square), St. Petersburg
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Lined by the imperious Winter Palace and the sweeping majesty of the General Staff building, this square is one of the ... More
Dvortsovaia Ploshchad' (Palace Square)
Lined by the imperious Winter Palace and the sweeping majesty of the General Staff building, this square is one of the world's most impressive inner-city expanses. Like Red Square in Moscow, this open area has been a witness to the turmoil in Russian history. In 1905, the square played host to Bloody Sunday, when confused palace guards opened fire on peaceful demonstrators. During the Revolution of October 1917, the alleged "storming" of the Winter Palace was launched from the square.
Dvortsovyi Most (Palace Bridge) is a drawbridge that is 250 meters long, 27.7 meters wide and stretches across the Neva
near the Winter Palace. In so doing, it connects the Admiralteiskii area of the city with Vasil'evskii Ostrov. It ...
This is the first stone building in St. Petersburg. The exterior is nothing special, but the interior is different from
any of the other palaces in the city. The former home of Russia's first Prime Minister, Alexander Menshikov, the ...
St. Petersburg??s premier five star luxury hotel features 183 guest rooms, including 26 suites, enhanced by views of Saint Isaac??s
Cathedral, Aleksandrovsky Garden, and the landmark Admiralty. Two signature St. Petersburg restaurants create see and be seen buzz, while ...