- It takes some time for your eyes to get used to the Winter Palace, the outlandish and colorful former home of Tsars that dominates Palace Square on one side and the Neva waterfront on the other. The existing building is the fourth-generation version and was designed by Italian architect Rastrelli and completed in 1762. After the Revolution the existing museum inside the palace was extended, and the Hermitage is now one of the world's foremost art collections.
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- Dvortsovaia naberezhnaia, 34
- (entrance to Hermitage museum)
- St Petersburg 191186
- Hermitage museum: Tu-Su 10:30a-6p
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