It was Catherine the Great who was responsible for creating the celebrated Hermitage museum within the walls of her glorious ... More
Gosudarstvenny Ermitazh (The State Hermitage Museum)
It was Catherine the Great who was responsible for creating the celebrated Hermitage museum within the walls of her glorious Imperial residence, the Winter Palace. At the time of her death the collection contained nearly 4,000 paintings. Today there are more than three million items making the Gosudarstvenny Ermitazh (The State Hermitage Museum) one of the largest and most prestigious museums in the world. Visitors can be forgiven for being unsure where to begin, coronation carriages, the Malachite Room, centuries old porcelain and antiques, Faberge, Rembrandt, Raphael, DiVinci, Michelangelo, and Van Gogh, Matisse, Renoir, Degas, and Rodin, and all that just for starters. It can take a complete day to see the highlights, but investigating every corner in each of the five linked buildings could take years.
Dvortsovyi Most (Palace Bridge) is a drawbridge that is 250 meters long, 27.7 meters wide and stretches across the Neva
near the Winter Palace. In so doing, it connects the Admiralteiskii area of the city with Vasil'evskii Ostrov. It ...
Of all St. Petersburg's attractions, the country estate of Peterhof is perhaps the place that inspires the greatest pride among
the city's population. Extravagant and bombastic in parts, elegant and relaxed in others, Peterhof's palace and grounds are a ...
This church is an impressive sight when seen from Nevskii Prospekt jutting out onto Kanal Griboedova. It has numerous stunning
cupolas in the "Russian" manner, some of which are multi colored or constructed like from geometric patterns. It is ...
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