The Hermitage must-see list (part  2)

The Hermitage must-see list (part 2)

The works of the Impressionists (Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Pissarro) are widely presented on the third floor of the Hermitage with Claude Monet’s “Woman in the Sainte-Adresse garden ” (Claude Monet, Femme au jardin, 1867) being one of the true gems of the collection. Read more

The Hermitage must-see list (part 1)

The Hermitage must-see list (part 1)

Someone has calculated that it would take eight years to go around the Hermitage with spending only one minute on the examination of each exhibit. So, when going for a new aesthetic experiences in one of the most famous museums in the country, one should have enough time and be in an appropriate mood. Read more

The architectural ensemble of the Palace Square

The architectural ensemble of the Palace Square

If you walk along Nevsky prospect towards the Admiralty, sooner or later you’ll see the pink granite of the Alexander column with the angel on the spire which symbolizes the triumph of good. Monument to the victory over Napoleon with the words “to Alexander I from grateful Russia” written on it rises up to 47.5 metres above the main square of St. Petersburg. Read more