Palace Square in Saint-Petersburg twice bigger than Red Square in Moscow. It was center of Russian Empire. Maybe, because of this here were a few big historical moments. Like: Bloody Sunday massacre and assault to Winter Palace during Revolution of October 1917.
Palace Square have three main landmarks: at the one side — Winter Palace (old residence of Russian Emperors and now museum Hermitage), at the opposite side Building of the General Staff of Russian Empire, and at the center of square — Alexander Column. This monument was built in the name of glory Russian troops and victory Russian Empire at the war against Napoleon’s France. This red granite column — the tallest of its kind in the world.
You can see Palace Square during next St. Petersburg tours: