The art collection of the Russian State Museum

The art collection of the Russian State Museum

The Russian State Museum dates back to the 19th century, when Emperor Nicolas II realized that the people of the empire need a public art exhibition and choose the Mikhailovsky Palace to hold the pieces of arts that he gathered from the Hermitage Museum, the royal palaces and the Museum of the Academy of Arts. Today we would like to present briefly the art collection of the Russian State Museum and we give some useful information for visiting the museum. Presentation of the art collection of th... [ read more ]

The history of the Russian State Museum in Sankt Petersburg

The history of the Russian State Museum in Sankt Petersburg

The Russian State Museum in Sankt Petersburg was founded in the late 19th century by Emperor Nicholas II as the first museum of Russian art. Much of his impressive collection is exhibited in the Mikhailovsky Palace. We would like to present the history of the Russian State Museum in Sankt Petersburg starting from the foundation, the growth of the art collections until today. Then we will shortly describe the Mikhailovsky palace that holds the largest part of the collections of the Russ... [ read more ]

The history of the Hermitage Museum in Sankt Petersburg

The history of the Hermitage Museum in Sankt Petersburg

The Hermitage State Museum is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world and certainly is a sight that must be on the list of every tourist that arrives in Sankt Petersburg. The museum was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great the Empress of Russia and open to the public in 1852. Beside that owns one of the most important art collections in the world, the Hermitage is worth visiting even only for its beautiful and sumptuous interiors. The Winter Palace in particular is real... [ read more ]

Top 7 tourist attractions in Sankt Petersburg

Top 7 tourist attractions in Sankt Petersburg

The majestic image of the city of Sankt Petersburg is given by its various architectural details: long, straight boulevards, vast spaces, gardens and parks, decorative wrought iron fences, decorative monuments and sculptures. The Neva River, with its many canals, bridges and piers of granite gives the city a unique, unmistakable note. Because of the many channels city is also known as "Venice of the North". The city has a magnificent, powerful atmosphere. The buildings, made to amaze a... [ read more ]

The magnificent Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in Sankt Petersburg

The magnificent Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in Sankt Petersburg

The magnificent Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Sankt Petersburg is a monumental construction with an impressive dome which was built in the 19th century after the draft of August Montferrand. The dome of the cathedral in Sankt Petersburg is one of the symbols of the city and is visible from many miles away. This is the fourth church built in the same place and dedicated to Saint Isaac the Confessor, a monk that was imprisoned by the Roman Emperor Valens in the 4th century. Saint Isaac was ... [ read more ]

Nevsky Prospekt in Sankt Petersburg

Nevsky Prospekt in Sankt Petersburg

The Nevsky Prospekt in Sankt Petersburg is the most famous boulevard in Russia. It has a distinctive architecture and famous residents. You can find palaces, churches and monuments, along with restaurants and shops on this avenue. Originally known as the Great Perspective Road, Nevsky Prospekt was designed by French architect Alexandre Jean Baptiste LeBlond in 1718, which was employed by Peter the Great and was appointed to create more buildings and roads in the city. This great avenue wa... [ read more ]

The Bronze Horseman or The Statue of Peter the Great in Sankt Petersburg

The Bronze Horseman or The Statue of Peter the Great in Sankt Petersburg

The equestrian statue of Peter the Great in Sankt Petersburg, known as the Bronze Horseman, is a tribute to the founder of the city. This fascinating monument is one of the most important sights of the city and an important symbol in the same time. The royal statue of Peter the Great riding a splendid bronze horse was a gift from Catherine the Great to the city founded by its predecessor or to the honor of this. The german-born Princess Catherine, who married a Romanov was keen to stre... [ read more ]

The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in Sankt Petersburg

The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in Sankt Petersburg

The gorgeous Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in Sankt Petersburg is one of the most famous tourist attractions of the city. The church was built in the late 19th century in classic Russian style, decorated with colored domes and with the most diverse mosaics. The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus also known as the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood or even just the Church on the Blood, is a Russian Orthodox masterpiece that was built in honor of Tsar Alexander II of Ru... [ read more ]

Beautiful Public Buildings in Sankt Petersburg

Beautiful Public Buildings in Sankt Petersburg

Sankt Petersburg is a breathtaking city that once visited will always remains in our hearts. It is a city with many isles connected with beautiful bridges, gorgeous buildings that speak about the flourishing imperial period of this historical town. T he city of Sankt Petersburg has so many marvelous places that you hardly find one favorite. Today we would like to present you the most beautiful public buildings in Sankt Petersburg.   Historical buildings on Islands The ... [ read more ]

Famous Public Monuments in Sankt Petersburg

Famous Public Monuments in Sankt Petersburg

Sankt Petersburg is a magnificent city with countless tourist attractions. At least once in life you have to visit this marvelous town. We already presented some of the beautiful palaces and churches of the city, but there are so many other buildings to see in this gorgeous city. Today we would like to present you some famous public monuments in Sankt Petersburg that have a high historical value and worth to be seen. Some of them are so much infiltrated in the life of people that also app... [ read more ]