The Winter Palace is in the heart of St. Petersburg. The museum's collection includes more than three million works of art from all eras. We offer you a tour of the State Hermitage - the world-famous, the most visited museum of St. Petersburg. On the tour you will visit the most famous halls of the Hermitage. Here you will see the original famous painting. Excursion to the Hermitage variety to your trip to St. Petersburg and will get acquainted with the masterpieces of world art.
Winter Palace was built in 1754-1762 by the architect Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. The building is in the style of Elizabethan Baroque with Rococo elements. Palace is made in emerald colours, but columns, cornices and window frames are in white. The Winter Palace looks magnificently. Along the perimeter of the building above the cornice we can see sculptures and vases.
The museum was founded in 1764 by Catherine II and has been open to the public since 1852. The word "Hermitage" means "place of solitude". The Hermitage collection includes more than three million works of art and artefacts of the world culture. During the high tourist season (holidays, summer, New Year holidays) due to the large number of tourists in the queue in front of the State Hermitage can be more than an hour.
The museum features interiors and artifacts representing the history of the Russian State. The guide will help you to imagine life of Russian emperors. You can learn the facts about Russian history, which are not written in textbooks.
The museum complex includes the Great (Old) Hermitage, General Staff Building, Building of the Menshikov Palace, the Winter Palace, the Small Hermitage, the New Hermitage, Hermitage Theater.
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