The State Hermitage Museum is the most famous tourist attraction in St. Petersburg. During this tour you will see the most marvelous and legendary pieces of art and sculpture gathered from all over the world. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will take a walk through the main halls of the Winter Palace: Alexandrovsky, Armorial, Large and Small Throne Halls, Malachite Living Room; you will see the world famous Peacock clock and the beautiful Hanging Garden! The guide will take you to the main masterpieces of the Hermitage - the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rafael Loggias and other collections of painting and sculpture.Don't miss an opportunity to explore the Royal collection of art! Closed on Monday.
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The Hermitage museum
During 3 hours you will see the main halls of the Winter Palace: Alexandrovsky, Armorial, Large and Small Throne Halls, Malachite Living Room; you will see the world famous Peacock clock and the beautiful Hanging Garden! The guide will take you to the main masterpieces of the Hermitage - the works of Leonardo Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Rafael Loggias and other collections of painting and sculpture. Some of the places are highlighted below:
The Jordan Staircase
In the 18th century, the ladder was called the Ambassadorial, then it was named Jordan, as during the Epiphany celebration the Tsar descended this staircase for the ceremony of the "Blessing of the Waters" of the Neva River, a celebration of Christ's baptism in the Jordan River.
The Armorial Hall
The Armorial Hall was intended for celebrations. It is illuminated by massive chandeliers with images of the coats of arms of Russian cities.
The Alexander Hall
This spacious hall is dedicated to the memory of Alexander the First. 24 medallions are placed on the walls of the Alexander Hall telling about the important stages of the Patriotic War.
The St George's Hall and Apollo Room
St. George's Hall is the main hall in the Winter Palace, where all the official ceremonies of the Russian Imperial House took place.
The Raphael Loggias
The Raphael Loggia in the Hermitage - a copy of the famous gallery in the Vatican, painted under the guidance of Raphael by his students.
The Peacock Clock
In the Hermitage Pavilion Hall you can find a unique exhibit of the museum collection - the Peacock Clock, made in 1781. The clock has survived to its present day in its original form - it is truly amazing! They still work as they did 230 years ago. Prince Potemkin bought this "magic" clock from the English master and presented them to his beloved Catherine II.
The Leonardo da Vinci Room
In this room there are two paintings of Leonardo da Vinci that were received after the reign of Catherine II - in the middle of the XIX and XX centuries - Madonna and Child (Madonna Litta) and Madonna with a Flower.
The Rembrandt Hall
In this hall you cab find the most famous works of Rembtand - "Danae", "The Descent from the Cross", "The Return of the Prodigal Son", "The Holy Family", "The Portrait of a Scientist", "The Sacrifice of Abraham" and many others.