Senate Square is known for that here there was a revolt of the Decembrists.
It was created in 1704 as part of the space around the Admiralty. Began to be called so after he moved here from the Senate building Twelve Colleges. Gradual, and the area became built up to take the form familiar to us. In 1825, there were about three thousand of the rebels who refused to swear allegiance to the new king, the revolt was brutally suppressed by the officers deprived of all privileges and sent to Siberia. In the late 19th century, the area became part of the Alexander Garden, but was subsequently disbanded. Now it is visited mainly to see the monument to Peter I, and not because of its historical past.