Hermitage, Saint Petersburg

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    El Arca Rusa - The Russian Ark

    by elpariente Updated Feb 2, 2015

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    Favorite thing: Es la primera vez que recomiendo una película, pero El Arca Rusa de Sokurov puede ser muy interesante , tanto a los que se preparan para ir a visitar el Hermitage , como para los que ya lo han hecho
    La película dura 96 minutos y se rodó , en una toma sin montaje alguno y en un sólo día, ya que el Museo Hermitage tenía que estar cerrado
    El arca rusa es un homenaje al museo del Hermitage y a la Rusia zarista.
    Recorre no solo los salones , pasillos , escaleras... sino que también los últimos 300 años de la historia de Rusia, en los que este Palacio fue su centro de poder.
    Veremos sus tesoros artísticos , los magníficos salones , los bailes , la vida cotidiana de los zares , Pedro El Grande , Catalina II , Nicolás I y II ... y disfrutaremos soñando con y en el Palacio de Invierno
    Puedes conseguir al película entera o bien ver primero partes de la película en Youtube y si te gustan puedes conseguirla entera

    Is the first time I recommend a movie, but Sokurov's Russian Ark can be very interesting, both for those who are preparing to visit the Hermitage, and for those who have already done
    The film lasts 96 minutes and was filmed, into a single time , without mounting and within a single day, as the Hermitage Museum had to be closed
    Russian Ark is a tribute to the Hermitage museum and Tsarist Russia.
    You will visit not only the great halls , the corridors , the stairs ... but the last 300 years of Russian history, in this palace that was the center of power.
    We will see its art treasures, magnificent halls, dances , daily life of the Tsar, Peter the Great, Catherine II, Nicholas I and II ... and we will enjoy dreaming with and in the Winter Palace
    You can get the whole movie or see first some parts of the movie on YouTube and if you like then you can get whole movie

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    Hermitage cats

    by Odiseya Written Dec 18, 2014

    Favorite thing: Famous Hermitage museum is huge collection of priceless art works pieces and part of cultural heritage of Russia. All that is well protected and guard and even by cats.

    Hermitage cats are best know secret of Hermitage museum since 1745. In that year the Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great and Empress of All Russia signed a decree ordering that cats were to be found in the city of Kazan. Since then cats are tradition. Today they have even their own ID. Many voluntaries take care of this huge army of furry guardians (about 50 but even more).

    Fondest memory: I like to take many photos as I can. I like especially to take photos of cats whatever I can. I take photos of cat in inner courtyard of Hermitage museums. I was take surprised when I saw big feline to take deep sleep just next to paths trough yard. I didn't know that is famous "Hermit".

    The cat of Hermitage
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    Hermitage (Winter Palace)

    by Euromeet2014 Written Sep 26, 2013

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    Favorite thing: The most known symbol of the city, which is certainly on the list-to-see of any tourist in St Petersburg, is Winter Palace. The first building was begun to build in 1716 for Peter I The Great, the founder of the Northern Capital of Russia (it was rather comfortable house for the family in winter times, that's why the word "winter" is binded to the palace). The building we see at present was built in 1754-1762 by B.F.Rastrelli.
    Besides Winter House is the home for well-known museum, Hermitage. It has wide collection of fine arts and sculptures placed in Winter House and other 4 houses near by. The interior of the palace rooms and halls is deserved attention as well

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    Los gatos del - Hermitage - Cats

    by elpariente Written Aug 3, 2012

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    Favorite thing: A veces las solucione más sencillas son las más eficaces
    La emperatriz Isabel I de Rusia promulgó un decreto "para que se enviaran gatos a la Corte" en el que ordenaba a sus súbditos que buscaran en Kazan los gatos más grandes , más aptos para cazar ratones y que los enviaran a la cancillería
    Desde entonces los gatos protegen las obras de los sótanos de las ratas y los ratones . Cada gato tiene su propia ficha con sus datos de identificación y su nombre
    De paso también se dice que los gatos ahuyentan a los malos espíritus y son conductores de energía positiva
    En su honor un día del año se celebra "el día del gato" y esconden ratones pintados en las obras del museo museo para que los visitantes traten de encontrarlos

    Sometimes the simplest fix is the most effective
    The Empress Elizabeth I of Russia issued a decree "for cats to be sent to the Court" in which she ordered her subjects to look for the largest cats in Kazan more suitable for hunting mice and to send them to the Ministry
    Since then, the cats protect the works of the basement of rats and mice. Each cat has its own card with their identifying information and name
    Incidentally it is also said that cats chase away evil spirits and are drivers of positive energy
    In their honour , one day in the year it is celebrated "the day of the cat" , they hide painted mice on the museum works and the visitors must try to find them

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  • Spectacular Palaces

    by wizzdol Written Oct 15, 2008

    Favorite thing: Hermatage, Peterhof, Catherine Palace. St Petrsburg was all that I expected and more. We only had 2 very long and wonderful days there on our Baltic Cruise but I was so impressed with it. Our trips from the Cruise ship were VERY expensive. Just a couple of things which might help other people visiting these places. We were told that everywhere on our cruise would take Euros or US Dollars, they will if you want to buy goods.In all the palaces you are not allowed to take in a drink as some idiot once took in some acid in a water bottle and threw it at a painting! We were there in July 2008 and it was very hot, when we went to the cafe for a drink they will only take Rubels and the Russians are not very helpful about changing money.

    Fondest memory: Catherine Palace ,the inside is unbelievable and Peterhof Gardens and fountains.

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    by 1madrussian Written Dec 7, 2006

    Favorite thing: It's impossible to get in to see the museum on your own. You need to find a tour to take you through. As it is, they rush you through as fast as possible. The Impressionist collection of art is breathtaking.

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    The first thursday of the month

    by Mique Written Aug 6, 2005

    Favorite thing: At the first thursday of the month the Hermitage is for free. It was very crowded when i was there at this first thursday of the month but mostly it were tour groups so i seriously doubt that it will be less crowded in high season if you pay the normal entrence fee. Which is 200 rubbles at the moment (2005) which is not ridiculously high. The only thing i wished i had done was to be a bit more prepared in advance so i would know exactly what i wanted to see. Now we just got lost every time since we just turned at every thing that we found interesting looking. Which was a lot of fun, but also made us miss out on some seriously interesting stuff.

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    Hermitage Museum

    by filipdebont Updated Jun 27, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Up to me this is highlight nr 1, whenever you visit Saint Petersburg.

    It is really amazing to see what a wonderful collection of art work you can see here under one roof.

    It is really impossible to write down all the names of the big masters which can be seen here. There is Rubens, Rembrandt, Titian, Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, Gaugin, Matisse, . . .

    Fondest memory: Some facts:

    There are more then 400 rooms in the Hermitage, I you have completed the whole tour, you have walked 21 twenty one) kilometres . . . .

    If you would stop in front of every piece of art in the Hermitage just for one minute, you would need 11 (eleven) years to see then all . . .

    Hermitage Museum
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  • See of course:- Hermitage -...

    by Raffmo Updated Feb 28, 2003

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    Favorite thing: - Hermitage - must see it
    - Jusupow Palace (very nice inside !)
    - Aurora cruiser
    - Spas Na Krowi church
    - St. Isaac church
    - Petropawlowsk Island !!!

    Fondest memory: When I was there a lot of buildings were renovated and I could not see everything.

    I was shocked by roads' poor condition. I lived in a hotel near a port and the road was very terrible. But they started renovated it.

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    Imagine the history this balcony has witnessed!

    by morgane1692 Written Sep 15, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Do visit the famous and imposing Hermitage museum complex, but stop along one of the interior hallways and peer out onto Palace Square...the site of so much revolution and bloodshed in decades and centuries past!

    your inner Czar emerges here

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    HERMITAGE MUSEUMThe visit to...

    by SirRichard Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: HERMITAGE MUSEUM
    The visit to this Museum deserves a stay in St. Petersburg.
    The State Hermitage is the largest museum in Russia possessing tremendous artistic value. It is amongst such treasure-houses of art as the Louvre, the National Gallery, the Metropolitan and el Museo del Prado.
    The museum occupies five edifices, four of which form the characteristic magnificent outlook of the Dvorkovaia Square (see photo).
    The art gallery exhibits the works of Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci, Titian and Murillo, Rubens and Rembrandt, Picasso and many others. European sculpture and artware are also abundant.
    Palace Embankment, 34. Metro:Nevsky Prospect
    Tel: 110-9625 [help]

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    Go to the Hermitage. As the...

    by floss1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go to the Hermitage. As the winter palace, the building itself is magnificent. The interior is very impressive, beautifully decorated walls and ceilings. But as well as the building is the hoards of art work including a good collection of Impressionists and Dutch masters. You can easily spend the whole day there.

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    Visit the Hermitage ofcourse!...

    by Marusya Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit the Hermitage ofcourse! But you probably read all about it in all the other pages. I just want to add that you must take at least a week for that - there are many many things you don't want to miss, and a day tour is nothing.

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    go to Ermitage, take the...

    by hmoitta Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: go to Ermitage, take the metro,walk on Nevsky Prospect and Palace Gardens(on Sundays),go to Marinsky theather, see a ballet, buy a Tchaikovsky cd, go to the old palaces and churches in the town and neighborhoods,try to learn the cyrilic alphabet and a bit more about this wonderful country.

    Fondest memory: I loved to walk on the Palace Gardens on Sunday, there were musicians, children, beautiful gardens. I loved to sit at a cafe near Ermitage and see people walk. There were some who dressed themselves like nobles to take photos outside the palace. It made me think about russian revolution and brazilian carnaval

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    Winter palace, Hermitage

    by IngaA Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Well,,, the word 'Hermitage' says everything by itself. Now it's known as one of the most important museams in the world, it's in the list of the top museams to visit.
    The projkect was elaborated by the Italian architector Rastrelli (he is author of many other palaces and buildings in St. Petersburg) and was previously a residence of the Russian kings (tsars) since Peter the Great's time. For 300 years it was the capital of Russian empire and they were governing the vast land from here.

    Rastrelli's masterpiece

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