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The General Staff Building

Dvortsovaya Sq., 6-10, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 710-90-79
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Private Tour of Hermitage and General Staff Building with Impressionist Exhibit
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Dvortsovaya Sq., 6-10, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 710-90-79
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This huge collection of impressionist and twentieth century paintings is housed high up in theGeneral staff building. When you enter the building it is rather badly signed and gives no indication of the marvelous collection of paintings which are inside. The general staff building consists...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The General Staff Building is a complete contrast to the main buildings of the Hermitage. The facade has been retained, but inside is dominated by a completely modern art gallery that is itself beautiful as a work of brutalist architecture. It is less crowded than...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is another place that really must be seen when visiting St Petersburg and especially so if you have an interest in French Impressionist art. You can expect to find here more works than you might see in equivalent galleries in other European cities or...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A really stunning piece of architecture with a history to match - not all nice, unfortunately. If doing a tour, it is worthwhile ensuring you have a good guide who can bring the locations you visit to life. Nowadays it seems, they are freer with...More

Thank tartnjohn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Beautiful, internal design of this fantastic building has created an ideal gallery for an impressive collection of Impressionist art. The bright, airy rooms allow you to admire the paintings and to take in the development of 20th century art and the atmosphere is spacious...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Located in Palace Square, the Narva Triumphal Arch separates the building's two wings. Originally called the General Staff wing (west side, it) is now called the Headqurters of the Western Military District for the Russian military forces. The Eastern side from the arch is part...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I can say nothing about other floors, because, as we planned, we went direct to the 4-th floor and spent there 3 hours. This is an amazing collection of impressionists and post-impressionists. One hardly will find so many Matisse, Sezann and Van Gogh in one...More

Thank Valery S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A stunning piece of architecture and the place to stand to get pics of the Winter palace through the arch. Spoiled slightly by some tacky street vendor stalls nearby.

Thank Passepartout56
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a fabulous Museum for anyone who loved Impressionist Art. There are 3 Floors, we went up to the top and started there. On this floor are the Ministry and Finance Office Rooms, they are very grand and display objects that have been presented...More

Thank sally j
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A crescent-shaped neoclassical building, with a spectacular central triumphal arch and three Corinthian porticos. The arch is a symbol to represent Russia’s glory and military triumphs. Before the Revolution some Tsarist offices were there. Now it houses parts of the Hermitage's collection. What can you...More

Thank Betty P
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21 January 2017|
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
DSR: Both are close by, across the courtyard from each other. The Impressionists' works are in the main Heritage Museum, along with 3 million other works. I had the grand opportunity to visit in late August and early... More
7 July 2016|
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Response from ReixelBCN | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Sorry for my delayed answer! This is according to your preferences but in my case for Impressionist it takes 2 hours approx and for general it was near to 4! I really recommend to buy it on the vending machine, in case... More
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