The General Staff Building (Russian: Здание Главного штаба, Zdanie Glavnogo Shtaba) is an edifice with a 580 m long bow-shaped facade, situated on Palace Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in front of the Winter Palace.
The monumental Neoclassical building was designed by Carlo Rossi in the Empire style and built in 1819–1829. It consists of two wings, which are separated by a tripartite triumphal arch adorned by sculptors Stepan Pimenov and Vasily Demuth-Malinovsky and commemorating the Russian victory over Napoleonic France in the Patriotic War of 1812. The arch links Palace Square through Bolshaya Morskaya Street to Nevsky Prospekt.
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|Wednesday||10:30 AM – 9:00 PM|
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|Sunday||10:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
Victoria Elizalde | Dec 25, 2017
Really liked it! Here you can find the impressionist collection as well as the post impressionist one. The building is old but has been recently renovated inside.
Yuriy Samorodov | Dec 1, 2017
It was great surprise to see such enormous collection of impressionists. Building itself is remarkable: classical outside - lofty and modern inside.
Olga Ponamaryova | Jan 13, 2018
One of the best collection of impressionists. On the third floor the residence of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the beginning of XIX century. On the ground floor is the shop with prints of museum's pictures.
Hannah Lonsdale | Jul 15, 2017
A welcome respite from the tour group hell across the square at the Winter Palace. Peaceful, airy, relaxing. Difficult to find the exhibitions which mostly seem to occupy the 3rd and 4th floors. Seems to be quite empty with a lot of rooms having no exhibits... I wonder if we were there in between shows or if this is the regular state.
Alejandra Liernur | Sep 3, 2017
Great architecture and renovations. Besides the art pieces, walk through the floors and room, it is a unique building
Evgeniya Leykinskaya | Jun 12, 2018
Beautiful experience except some arrogant staff members. When we came with a kid in a pram, nobody offered us lift to take the pram up, when we asked for it security behaved as it is a big deal to call the staff to open special lift (that is closed for public) so we took the pram up on 40 steps on our own. On the way back an arrogant lady who opened the lift for us said that all foreigners know how it works in the museums. Such attitude spoils the impression of the amazing place.
Eyas Abu Elhouf | Jul 10, 2018
Very beautiful building and architecture. It's a museum from the inside, so you get to see some paintings of Van Gough and Picasso. The museum is big and 3 floors.
Lala Akhmedova | Jul 8, 2018
If your trip is short but you want to discover Hermitage's wonders - this is your destination. You'll be amazed!
Jon Urquhart | Jun 11, 2018
The impressionist exhibition was probably the best exhibition I’ve ever seen.
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