The focal point of Palace Square in St Petersburg, Russia, is the Alexander Column monument. The monument is a large column designed by Auguste de Montferrand which was unveiled in 1834. It was built to celebrate the Russian victory in the war with Napoleon's France. It is named after Emperor Alexander I of Russia. The column was built out of red granite and it is topped by an angel holding a cross.
It is situated in the centre of Palace Square which is in front of the Winter Palace in the city. The 1, 7, 10, 11, 24 and 191 buses all stop close to the square. The metro also stops close by at ‘Admiralteyskaya’.
Opening Times and Admission
The monument is situated on a public square, it is free to visit at any hour of any day.