The Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg is a “must see” on any tour or St. Petersburg shore excursion. Compared to the grand suburban palaces like Peterhof and the Catherine Palace in Pushkin and even Gatchina Palace, the Yusupov Palace fits into the city environment in which it resides. It is only when you enter [...]
The Great Catherine Palace, named for Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great.
The Winter Palace is undoubtedly the most famous building of imperial St. Petersburg, not only as the residence of the Tsars and the backdrop for the 1905 and 1917 Revolutions, but also as the home of the Hermitage, the world’s largest museum of art. The present structure, completed in 1762 and designed [...]
Waterfalls at Peterhof, one of St. Petersburg’s most popular and famous visitor attractions.
The Hermitage Museum is Russia’s best gallery of world art, one of the most prominent art museums in the world and definitely the main tourist attraction of St. Petersburg. The museum was founded in 1764 when Catherine the Great purchased a collection of 255 paintings from the German city of Berlin. Today, the Hermitage [...]
Home to Czar Nicholas & family, including Anastasia. After the Revolution, before their murder.