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Birzhebaya Sq., St. Petersburg 199034, Russia
Vasilyevsky Island
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

These two columns standing a few yards apart from each other are historical landmarks but not the most impressive when compared to Alexander Column by the Hermitage. However if you have time to spare while in St petersburg I'd recommend you visit this considering yhe...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

and interesting to observe, briefly. If in the area, worth a quick stop to observe and take a photo. Can't miss them as they are located nect to river in busy tourist section of city.

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a coach tour to see the Reva River and Peter and Paul Fortress. The red columns highlighted the old stock exchange building, and were originally built as Victory markers. 2 brides were taking photos by them, as apparently it is a...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We traveled onto Vasilievsky Island to see the Rostral Columns by the waterfront edge. We stopped there mostly for the views of the Peter & Paul Fortress island.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Walking from Palace square to there, it was a short distance. The bridge and the columns were beautiful. Although it is not very special monument, but still it is interesting to take a look at it.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

These columns can be seen in the distance from various points around St Petersburg and are kind of symbolic of the city. Up close they aren't particularly special, but you'll probably see them anyway as you wander around exploring the city. Interesting history which is...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Unusual Vistory columns that function as beacons. These were built between 1805 and 1810 on the Neva River on Vasilieusky Island. You will pass by these several times during your tours and will probably be allowed a few minutes to photograph.

Thank Delbe M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We saw the Rostral Columns on a brief stop off during a coach tour of St Petersburg. We had been let off the coach here to admire the view over the Neva River with the Peter and Paul fortress to our left and the Winter...More

1  Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Rostra (Latin) means prow. The columns here follow Roman tradition by decorating victory columns with the prows of ships; the Romans would have used captured enemy ships. But this was built in 1811 and it retains the original significance of touting their own Russian naval...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

These Greek looking columns were originally designed to be light beacons to guide the ships, but they are now only lighted during special ceremonies.

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