Presentation made by
St.Petersburg-The cultural capital of Russia. It
is one of the largest museums in the World.
Catherine the second in 1764 and has been
open to visitors in 1852.
A merchant from Germany
Gotzkowsky presented Russia 225
pictures in payment of his debt.
exhibition of which is located in five buildings situated in
the center of St.Petersburg along the Neva River.
Palace. The building was built in 1754-1765 by the architect
Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. The building is in the style of a
magnificent Elizabethan Baroque.
courtyard. Modern Palace is made in emerald colours, columns,
cornices and window frames are in white and stucco molding and
the rest décor is made in ocher.
The complex of Small Hermitage consist of North Pavilion, South
Hall, and famous Hanging Garden.
architects Leo Fon Klenze, Stasov, Efimov.
One of the rooms that impressed visitor the most is St.
George Hall. The room covers 800 square metres. It is
decorated in the whitest marble and glibed bronze.
used in decorations of the rooms.