It was wonderful day to visit the city. Wonderful day to visit one of the largest museums in the world.
The State Hermitage (Russian: ÐÐ¾ÑÑÐ´Ð°ÌÑÑÑÐ²ÐµÐ½Ð½ÑÐ¹ ÐÑÐ¼Ð¸ÑÐ°ÌÐ¶) is long time back know like Winter residence of royal family Romanov. Today is known as one of the largest and oldest museums of the world. It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great Romanova and has been open to the public since 1852.
Winter Palace was design by Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, which was designed and Monastery Smolni. The building was design in,, Western-style''. The total area of ââthe castle is 46 000 m2 and there is room 1057, 1786 doors, 1945 windows and 117 steps. In the middle of the castle is courtyard.
Impressive outside, fantastic surroundings and priceless collection inside. We dint have much time to see everything, of course. Four hours was pas very quickly.
I try to remember some interesting fact about Winter Palace:
- Today the museum has a priceless collection of over 3 million art objects;
- Although the October Revolution began with attack on the Winter Palace in 1917, fortunately, much of the splendor has survived to this day.
- Peter the Great never been in this palace because is build after his die but, yet, in Palace is build The room of Peter the Great.
- Hall of Arms - is room where is display all arms of Russians provinces. It was build after fire 1837, and restore after WWII.
- In the Gallery of portraits from patriotic war 1812th against Napoleon are display: General Kutuzov; Wilhelm III, king of Prussia and Franc II, king of Austria, both Russian alleys and Russian tzar Alexander I.
- The tron room, where tron itself is not original.
The design is work of Carlo Rossi, 1820th.
My group was enter for free, we all get plan of museum and ticket like souvenir. My tour guide say that this tour is a gift of Russian brothers to us - Serbs. Probably is a day for free entry like some other museums have and with ISIC benefit card the entree is free. Still, I like this story also. Like I wrote before - wonderful day!
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