One of the central squares in Saint Petersburg. The square is located on the Nevsky prospect and Ligovsky prospect intersection
Vosstaniya square (translated as Uprising Square) was known as Znamenskaya Square until 1918. The first name translated as Holy Sign Square originated from the Holy Sign Church. The present-day name is in memory of the February Revolution of 1917.
The square was designed by architect N. E. Efimov in the mid-19th century due to the construction of a railroad between St. Petersburg and Moscow. Moskovsky (Moscow) Terminal was erected in 1844-51.
A monument to Emperor Alexander III by sculptor P. P. Trubetskoy was opened in the middle of the square in 1909 but taken down in 1937. The square was redesigned in 1952 with a park set up in the centre.
Ploshchad Vosstaniya metro station was opened in place of the demolished Holy Sign Church in 1955. An obelisk, To Leningrad the Hero City, by architects A. I. Alymov and V. M. Ivanov was placed in the centre of the square in 1985 in honour of the 40th anniversary of the Victory of the Great Patriotic War.
- Address: St. Petersburg, Vosstaniya square