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Alexander Column

is the monument to the victories of Russian Army over Napoleon in the war 1812 - 1814. It is situated in the centre of the Palace Square. The column was designed by French architect Auguste Montferrand. A huge pillar which is 47,5 meters (156 feet) high and weighs over 600 tons stands on the pedestal hewn out of a single piece of granite.

 

St. Petersburg. Palace Square. Alexander Column

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