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 ]

Sankt Petersburg, the City of Palaces

Sankt Petersburg, the City of Palaces

Sankt Petersburg is one of the most famous cities and the second biggest in Russia. It is also known as the City of Palaces. Many things could be told about this stunning town with gorgeous and famous buildings, about the vibrant history of the city and the numerous islands connected with beautiful bridges. Today we would like to offer you a brief presentation of the twenty most known palaces in Sankt Petersburg, breathtaking baroque and neoclassical buildings made in the 18th and the ... [ read more ]