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The State Russian Museum

Address: 2 Griboyedov Canal
Open hours: 10.00 – 17.00
Closed: Tuesdays
 
The Russian Museum was established in 1895 and opened on March 14, 1898 in the Mikhailovsky Palace. The original collection consisted of 80 canvases from the Hermitage collection, 120 - from the Academy of Fine Arts and 200 - from various royal palaces. So many pieces of art were donated to the Russian Museum after 1898 that an additional Benois Building was constructed in 1914-16 to house the growing collection of the museum. After the revolution of 1917 collection of the Russian Museum grew quickly due to "nationalization" (requisition) of art from numerous private collections.
 
Mikhailovsky Palace, although remodelled to house a museum, is a fine neo-classical building with a stunningly beautiful facade and a few interesting interiors. The main facade of the palace with an exquisite portico and an entrance flanked by two sculptures of lions is a focal point of the Arts Square.The palace was built in 1819-25 by the architect Carlo Rossi for Grand Duke Mikhail (younger brother of Alexander I and Nicholas I).
In the end of the 19th century the palace was bought by the government and was given to the newly-formed Russian Museum of Emperor Alexander III. The palace was damaged during World War II (the Siege of Leningrad), but was soon restored and last year revamped again for this year's Centennial celebrations.
 
The Russian Museum collection contains circa 400.000 exhibits. The main building of the museum and was showcasing the creme de la creme of Russian Art. Currently it shows art from the early Russian icons to early 20th century paintings. Displayed at Mikhailovsky Palace are excellent Russian icons, including some by Andrey Rublyov, portraits by Rokotov, Levitsky, Borovikovsky and Shubin, works by Brullov, Bruni and Ivanov, seascapes by Aivazovsky, historical paintings and portraits by Surikov and Repin, landscapes by Kuingi and Levitan, paintings by Vasnetsov, Korovin, Vrubel, Nesterov, Benois, Somov, Dobuzhinsky, Bakst, Serov, sculptures by Trubetskoy, Grabar, Serebryakova, Kustodiev, Rerikh and many others.
 
Over the past twenty years, the museum complex has grown to include the Stroganov Palace, St Michael's (Engineers) Castle and the Marble Palace. The complex also includes the Mikhailovsky Gardens, Engineering Gardens, Summer Garden (including the Summer Palace) and the House of Peter the Great.
Katyusha GH
3 Star Hotels Excellent 8.8/10
Conveniently located on the Banks of Neva in the heart of St Petersburg, only 1 minute walk from the Palace Square and the Hermitage, and within walki
Nevsky Grand Hotel
3 Star Hotels Very Good 7.3/10
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Petro Palace Hotel
4+ Star Hotels Excellent 8.2/10
A comfortable hotel which was opened in 2005, located in the historic center of Saint Petersburg on Malaya Morskaya Street
Angleterre Hotel
4+ Star Hotels Excellent 8.2/10
The Angleterre Hotel is set in the heart of St Petersburg`s St Isaac`s Square and under the management of Rocco Forte Hotels. This stylish, five-star hotel has undergone a complete
Nevsky  Central
3 Star Hotels Very Good 7.2/10
Mini HotelThe new first-class hotel by "Hotels on Nevsky" Association located in the heart of Nevsky Prospect - the most famous and legenda
Corinthia Saint Petersburg
5 Star Hotels Excellent 8.9/10
Corinthia Nevskij Palace Hotel is a highest class hotel, located in the heart of historical, business and shopping areas of Saint Petersburg, on Nevsky Prospekt. The Hermitage, The
Neva
2 Star Hotels Average 3.4/10
Tourist Class HotelNeva Hotel is a small cozy hotel right in the city centre in a 5-minutes walk from Neva River and 15 minutes from Nevsky prospe
Dostoevsky
3 Star Hotels Good 6.2/10
The new standard for three-star hotel located at Vladimirsky Passage occupies the top of three floors of the passage, providing spectacular views. The hotel has many unique featur
Rocco Forte Astoria Hotel
5 Star Hotels Excellent 9.3/10
The Astoria Hotel, originally built in 1912 in Art Nouveau style, generates a relaxing ambiance and Russian atmosphere of the beginning of the century but with all modern facilitie
Art-Hotel Mokhovaya
3 Star Hotels Excellent 8.8/10
Superbly located in the heart of St.Petersburg historical center, near the Summer Garden, the Art-Hotel is a small elegant hotel with 14 rooms and sui
Nevsky Hotel ASTER
3 Star Hotels Very Good 7.0/10
Hotel "Aster" was opened just before the New Year 2006.The hotel consists of 26 rooms in the building in Bolshaya Konnuyshennay Street, in the so-called "Golden Triangle" of St. Pe
Nevsky Hotel Moyka 5
3 Star Hotels Very Good 7.7/10
Hotel "Moika, 5" has opened its doors in May, 2006.A separate 6-storeyed building situated in the river Moika embankment in the historical and cultu
Arbat Nord
3+ Star Hotels Excellent 8.0/10
HOTEL ARBAT NORD was opened on June, 1, 2003. The convenient location of the newly built hotel in the city center close to one of the most beautiful cathedrals - the Preobrazhensky
Helvetia Hotel
4 Star Hotels Excellent 9.0/10
Let us have the honour of inviting you to step back in time into the romance of 19th century and experience the history, comfort and service of staying at the unique Helvetia Hotel
Fontanka Inn
2+ Star Hotels
The Guest House Fantanka is located in the historic centre of St. Petersburg on the Fontanka River, just 2 minutes walk from Nevsky Prospect.
There are many interesting touris
5th Corner Hotel
3 Star Hotels Very Good 7.5/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Restaurant,Pets Allowed,Bar
Ambassador Hotel
4 Star Hotels Excellent 8.4/10
The four-star Ambassador Hotel St. Petersburg is a unique complex, combining a modern building with an architectural gem from the 19th century. Despite the stylistic differences o
SKY Hotel
2 Star Hotels Very Good 7.9/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Restaurant,Pets Allowed,Bar
Old Vienna
3 Star Hotels Very Good 7.3/10
Mini-hotel "Old Vienna"A both stylish and "home-cozy" mini-hotel in buisiness class, placed on the first floor of Malaya Morskaya 13/8; this was during the early XXth century a fam
Kempinski Hotel Moika 22
4+ Star Hotels Excellent 8.8/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Air Conditioning,Parking,Room Service,Business Centre,Internet Services,Facilities for Disabled ,No
Asteria Hotel
3+ Star Hotels Very Good 7.8/10
"Asteria" hotel is a new modern hotel located in the historical center of Saint-Petersburg, at Fontanka river embankment, house 71.All main remarkable sights of Saint-Petersburg ar
Grand Hotel Europe
5 Star Hotels Excellent 9.1/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Babysitting/Child Services,Facilities for Dis
Arkadia
4 Star Hotels Excellent 9.3/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Indoor Swimming Pool,Room Service,Parking,Restaurant,Pets Allowed,Bar
Rossi Boutique Hotel
4 Star Hotels Excellent 8.7/10
Rossi Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of Carlo Rossi’s world-famous architectural ensemble near the Nevsky prospect.
Brothers Karamazov
3 Star Hotels Excellent 8.8/10
The Brothers Karamazov Hotel, opened in May 2004, has become a sort of present to the 301st Saint Petersburg foundation anniversary. This cozy mini-hotel, offering 28 guestrooms, i
Taleon Imperial Hotel
5 Star Hotels Excellent 8.7/10
The Eliseev Palace Hotel is the only lodging in St. Petersburg providing accommodations in a czarist-era palace. Restored and modified by some of Russia's finest artistic talent, t
Cameo
3 Star Hotels Good 6.0/10
Situated in the historical centre of city, the Cameo Hotel St. Petersburg is placed in a silent green park. The Nevskiy Avenue and Sadovaya Street are just a twenty minutes walk fr
Golden Garden Boutique Hotel
4 Star Hotels
This small, convenient boutique hotel is part of the centrally located Golden Country entertainment centre, which also has a jewellery store, two nice restaurants and a casino. All
Comfort Hotel
3+ Star Hotels Excellent 9.0/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Air Conditioning,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Room Service,Parking,Business Centre,Babysitting/Child Services,Restaurant,Pets Al
Amaranta Manifest
3 Star Hotels Very Good 7.3/10
Free wifiFree Wi-Fi Internet,Non-smoking,Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN,Pets Allowed,24-Hour Front Desk,Non-Smoking Rooms,Internet Services


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