Field of Mars (Saint Petersburg)

The Field of Mars or Marsovo Polye (русский. Ма́рсово по́ле) is a large park and square in the center of Saint Petersburg with an area of almost 9 hectares. Named after the Roman god of war, the Field was for a long time the setting for military parades and drills for imperial guards regiments. Monuments to military leaders Pyotr Rumyantsev and Alexander Suvorov have been erected here. Its layout remains unchanged.

Originally the Field was called the Big Meadow (Большой луг) and then, after the victory in the Great Northern War, was renamed to Funny Field (Потешное поле). In the 2nd half of the 18th century the name was changed to Tsaritsa's Meadow (Царицынский луг). Paul I, a great enthusiast of military formations, made it into military parade and training ground from which the name "Field of Mars" arose in 1805 or 1818. During the 1917 February Revolution many people were killed here which led the Bolsheviks to construct the existing memorial and eternal flame and to rename the field to "Victims of the Revolution Square".

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Fernando T.
27 February 2016
Great strolls both in summer and in winter. Beautiful at sunset time
Tavon .
11 November 2016
Centrally located, and right near the Summer Gardens and the Embankment. Come here to see the eternal flame.
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Located in the cultural heritage cradle this place gets lively. It’s surrounded by the Summer and Mikhailovsky gardens, the St. Michael’s Castle, the Church of the Spilled Blood and the Marble Palace
Ralitsa Ivanova
14 September 2019
It's a lovely park in the middle of a very busy city. No matter the season or the weather this place is always a good break from the busy city life
Leandros Nikolaidis
3 May 2018
Nice big open park, many people like to hang around here in good weather.
Larissa Ferroni
3 October 2015
I like the walks through here, the flame, locals... then summer garden or mikhailovsky
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