The art collection of the Hermitage Museum

The art collection of the Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage Museum in one of the most famous museums in the world and one of the most important tourist attraction in Sankt Petersburg. The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in the second half of the 18th century when she bought 200 paintings from an art dealer and it was located in the Winter palace. The collection was growing quickly and occupied other palaces in Sankt Petersburg as well. Today the permanent art collection of the Hermitage Museum includes approximately 3 milli... [ read more ]

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 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 ]

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 ]

Russia White Fairy Tale Travel

Russia White Fairy Tale Travel

Kremlin Winter ©vannyab/flickr Experiencing the winter in Russia can be a special way to spend the early months of 2012. The winters are less cold than previous years partly due to global warming. On the banks of the Moskva River, Moscow has 49 briges spanning over it that is worth seeing. The second centremost ring road called the 'Boulevard Ring' has a semicircular chain, next to which you can see the eastern sides of the White City of Moscow. The Moscow Kremlin on the High Bank On t... [ read more ]