State Hermitage, Winter Palace

State Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is one of the largest and
oldest museums in the world. It ranks among the four big museums of the world, such as the Louvre in Paris,
the National Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

The collections here in the Museum are a little less than 3,000,000 items paintings, sculptures, object of
applied art, etc. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852.
The Hermitage is a federal-state property. Of six buildings of the main museum complex, five, named
the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors.

State Hermitage, Winter Palace viewed from Malaya Neva

The exterior of State Hermitage, Winter Palace

(L) The entrance for individual visitors is located in the Winter Palace, accessible from the Courtyard.
(R) A ticket office for a reserved person on the Internet

The entrance ticket for foreign tourists costs more than the fee paid by citizens of Russia and Belarus.
However, entrance is free daily for students and children.

(L) A security gate to the Museum (R) Daedalus and Icarus

(L)A snow sleigh used by members of the Romanov family
(R) A marvelous painting on the ceiling at the Winter Palace during the period of the 18-19th century

Malachite Hall of the Winter Palace and a decorated ceiling with a painting of the 18-19th century

(L) Cupid statue (R) Casket with scenes of children playing

(L) Visitors are listening about painting in the Museum (R) Twelve-Column Hall of the Winter Palace

(L) A decorated dome ceiling of the Winter Palace (R) A hallway of the Museum was packed with a huge number of visitors.

(L) Peacock Clock was made by the 18th century British master James Coxe.
It was brought to St. Petersburg by boat and was presented to Catherine II by Count Potyomkin.
(R) Cupid and Psyche: The sculpture was engraved by Antonio Canova.

(L) A panel from the ceiling in one of the hallways (R) The stuffed horses of the Museum

(L) The canal is passing through the palace.
(R) Raphael Loggias: An amazing hallway with incredible paintings from the bible in the ceiling.

(L) A tile mosaic on the floor at the Pavilion Hall on the First Floor of the Winter Palace (R) A court yard garden

(L) People dressed with a traditional style in the Romanov period: They get money from tourists, by taking photo with them.
(R) A woman in a Romanov-period style looked somewhat pensive, seeking a better life, in town of Saint Petersburg.

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