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Winter Palace of Peter I, St. Petersburg

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
Admire the chandeliers, mosaic floors, painted ceilings, and wall murals inside Winter Palace of Peter I, the green-and-white palace that was once the official residence of Russian monarchs. Designed by multiple architects, including Bartolomeo Rastrelli, this massive palace, with 1,500 rooms, 117 staircases, 1,786 doors, and 1,945 windows, was completed in 1720 with the intention of showing the world the sheer power of Imperial Russia. The majority of the palace was thought to have been destroyed after Catherine the Great commanded the building of a theater on the site. It was later discovered that Quarenghi, the architect who built the theater, preserved much of the palace's original structure, particularly under the stage of the theater. The palace was marched on by demonstrators during the Bloody Sunday massacre, and stormed by a group of Red Army soldiers in 1917. Today it is part of a museum featuring imperial carriages with wood carvings and velvet upholstery, Peter I's personal set of medical instruments, and a mixture of historical costumes and antiques. Purchase your tickets and book a tour ahead of time to avoid the long lines at this popular attraction. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes, given the extensive grounds of the palace. Use our St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder to add Winter Palace of Peter I and other attractions to your St. Petersburg vacation plans.
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  • Wanted to visit this place for a very long time. And decide. Were ecstatic. The Guide conducted us on all major and most important halls. And most importantly by the crowd of our friends from under heaven. Words can not describe all possible. The best one, but better a million times to come and admire all the beauty of this place.
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  • Excellent Museum, the Palace already in if it is a magnificent and if over Museum better, visited rooms the most important Dutch and Spanish visit painters obliged
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  • The Winter Palace is part of a complex of buildings known as the Hermitage State Museum, which contains one of the largest art collections in the world. Its collection has more than 3 million works and various buildings. The main building of the Museum is without a doubt the Winter Palace. Its construction took eight years and the beginning was to be the dwelling of the Czars. Catherine the great, was the first to live there. The Palace has 1057 rooms, 117 staircases, doors and Windows 1945 1786. Even if you can't be in love with art, worth knowing. The rooms for himself only, are worthy of admiration. The floors, ceilings, the moblilários, all very luxurious and Rico. We had no problem in acquiring tickets on the machine. There is no English option. It was less than $ 20 and gave right to 5 buildings. There was no line. All very quiet. We went in the morning on a weekday.
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