The State Hermitage      The Winter Palace is one of the most splendid buildings in St. Petersburg. Almost all the Romanovs starting from Catherine the Great resided there. The palace had hundreds of rooms; many of them were State Halls the interiors of which are preserved till the present days and open to visitors.

The State Hermitage The Winter Palace is one of the most splendid buildings in St. Almost all the Romanovs starting from Catherine the Great resided there. The palace had hundreds of rooms; many of them were State Halls the interiors of w

Chandelier in Pavilion Hall at the Hermitage Museum (formerly the Winter Palace) in St. Petersburg, Russia.

interior balonies in the Pavilion Hall at the Hermitage Museum (formerly the Winter Palace), St Petersburg, Russia (Herringbone and Houndstooth)

Follow in the footsteps of the War and Peace cast and visit St Petersburg for   stops at the BBC One drama's opulent film locations, including the Catherine   Palace, Yusupov Palace and the State Hermitage Museum

War and Peace: the 5 best tours to Tolstoy's Russia

Winter Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Winter Palace of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Watercolor renderings by Russian architect Ukhtomsky,

Grand Staircase Entrance to the former Winter Palace (Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg)

The Chic Technique: Grand Staircase Entrance to the former Winter Palace (Hermitage Museum in St.

View Winter Palace square in Saint Petersburg.   |   Amazing Photography Of Cities and Famous Landmarks From Around The World

Amazing Photography Of Cities and Famous Landmarks From Around The World

The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), she actually regarded its "whipped cream" architecture as old-fashioned. It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the 2nd wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.

The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.

St. George Hall (large throne room), Winter Palace, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

George Hall (large throne room), Winter Palace, The Hermitage, St. Loooove the open space!

I'm reading the biography of Catherine the Great by Robert Massie right now- add the Winter Palace, St. Petersburg to my must-see list!

I love learning about the history of the Romanov family, though tragic it seems so magical looking at their grand palaces.

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