The Palace Square, in front of the Winter Palace, is the central city square of Saint Petersburg. This building was built around 1820 and housed the general staff of the Russian Empire. The column is the Alexander Column, which marks the center of the square. The granite column, 47.5 m (156 feet) high, was erected in the early 1830s.

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