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The Palace square is the main square in Saint Petersburg. The first building ever built on this square was the Winter Palace, built between 1754 and 1762 by Italian architect Francesco Rastrelli. The Winter Palace is a prominent building, open to visits, because it was the royal residence of the Russian Tsar and his family. The idea of Catherine the Great to build a monumental building on the opposite size of the Winter Palace that would be worthy of the royal capital was soon embraced. Architect Carlo Rossi realized this daunting project and the GENERAL Staff Building was built any time soon (from 1819 to 1829).
Nevsky Prospect is the main street in St. Petersburg; about 4.5 km long this street extends from the Admiralty to the Monastery of St. Alexander Nevsky. The Nevsky Prospect was originally constructed, upon request by Peter the Great, as a pathway that was meant to lead to the old town of Novgorod. However, it soon became the central street packed with stunningly beautiful buildings (a total of 240 buildings in this street), squares, churches, bridges and museums. The Nevsky Prospect was named after the monastery dedicated to the national hero and Russian saint Alexander Nevsky.
Located on one of the most beautiful squares (the Palace Square) the Alexander Column is considered one of the most incredible monuments and potent symbols of Saint Petersburg. It is made to honor a grand victory of Russia over Napoleon. This monument is one of the highest monuments in the world. It is 47.5 meters tall and its weight is 600 tons.
Contrary to popular belief the Kazan Cathedral is not located in the city of Kazan, but it is located one of the most beautiful places in Saint Petersburg. It is dedicated to the Virgin of Kazan, the most revered icon in Russia. The construction started in 1801 and lasted for the whole decade, which is not surprising given the size of this beautiful monument. The cathedral incredibly looks like the Saint Peter Cathedral from Vatican (many believe that the Kazan Cathedral is the exact replica of Saint Peter Cathedral).