Hermitage museum Saint Petersburg (by Sylvietsak)

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The State Hermitage is a museum of art and culture in Saint Petersburg, Russia. One of the largest[2] and oldest museums of the world, it was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and has been open to the public since 1852. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise nearly three million items,[3] including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors. Apart from them, the Menshikov Palace, Museum of Porcelain, Storage Facility at Staraya Derevnya and the eastern wing of the General Staff Building are also part of the museum. The museum has several exhibition centers abroad. The Hermitage is a federal state property. Since 1990, the director of the museum has been Mikhail Piotrovsky. Out of six buildings of the main museum complex, four, named the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage and New Hermitage, are partially open to the public. The other two are the Hermitage Theatre and the Reserve House. The entrance ticket for foreign tourists costs four times as much as the fee paid by Russian citizens. However, the entrance is free of charge the first Thursday of every month for all visitors, and free daily for students and children. The museum is closed on Mondays. The entrance for individual visitors is located in the Winter Palace, accessible from the Courtyard.

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krzymat10 on April 27, 2013

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Alexander Kuripko on July 4, 2013

Восхитительное убранство дворца! Отличный снимок. Привет из Украины, Александр.

pere oliver on September 22, 2013

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Wielgus on October 25, 2013

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Guizel J.c on January 18, 2014

Beautiful image,composition and place



wolfram.jesse on October 23, 2014

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Photo taken in Winter Palace, Dvortsovaya naberezhnaya, 32, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 190000
State Hermitage Museum

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  • Uploaded on September 8, 2012
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    by 愛 Sylvietsak 女
    • Taken on 2012/08/01 10:47:55
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash