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Winter Palace of Peter I, St. Petersburg

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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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  • Visit the Winter Palace of Peter the first included in an integrated ticket visit Hermitage Museum: Hermitage, general staff, the Winter Palace of Peter the great. Do not lose the opportunity to visit the newly renovated rooms. There and sled from a single piece of wood that had previously exhibited in the Hermitage, and the Cabinet with the machine and tools, fireplace room, decorated with izrascami, a special trainer from England to maintain a physical form, and the stuffed one of the favorite dog of Peter the great, with whom he went on a hunt, and the wax figure of Peter the great, Catherine loved him for it and immortalized. Peter himself, hair cut on the occasion. A person on the basis of the death mask. Generally, harsh times. The building itself was seven times, its history can be learned by looking at the beginning of the movie viewing. Originally it was a small building in the Dutch style. A small museum, but those who are interested in Peter, is worth a visit. On the site you can take a virtual tour of the Hermitage Museum.
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  • Big Palace connecting to the other palace, a lot of paintings and artifacts in the building, be sure to make sure you are able to walk for so long! 
  • The Winter Palace broadcasts from the first moment where it appears to the visitor a feeling of Majesty and grandeur, perfect symbol how much history and Russian power. The visit is part of the circuit of the Hermitage and it is strongly advisable to rely on a local guide so you don't miss any of the salient aspects of the building; even before the works of art that are kept, are to leave open-mouthed and any attempt to describe them is in my opinion somewhat difficult. Recommend buying some souvenir card in the Museum shop. Remember that unlike what usually happens in similar conditions, the masterpieces of the Winter Palace are so high that even the crowd could distract me from the explanations and help from what we had before. For those who love to travel is simply put an indelible experience and priceless.
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