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The General Staff Building

Dvortsovaya Sq., 6-10, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 710-90-79
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“van gogh” (23 reviews)
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Dvortsovaya Sq., 6-10, St. Petersburg, Russia
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+7 812 710-90-79
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"van gogh"
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"impressionist art"
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"palace square"
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"winter palace"
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"fourth floor"
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"neoclassical building"
in 6 reviews
"triumphal arch"
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"foreign ministry"
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"manolo blahnik"
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"empire style"
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"gallery space"
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"modern interior"
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"hermitage tickets"
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"hermitage collection"
in 6 reviews
"impressive collection"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Hermitage's amazing collection of art of the mid 1800s onwards resides here. Its another huge building full. We loved the collection but found the layout of the floors and rooms a little confusing.

Thank cordyroy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even if you have bought a ticket months in advance online, this museum with world-famous Impressionist art is CLOSED to all visitors except those who are attending the International Legal Forum. What a disappointment and waste of time! The Hermitage should be giving refunds to...More

Thank Pandora B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of Hermitage, across from Winter Palace. Start on 4th floor where the impressionists are and work your way down. Incredible collection. Decorative art on 3rd floor. Beautiful views to Palace Square and Hermitage through windows. Note is a building within a building. Way to...More

Thank Kimberlee J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For reasons I cannot understand, there are no lines at the General Staff Building, despite the wonderful collection of impressionist and post-impressionist artists, beautifully displayed. Tons of space between each work. A bench in practically every room. Perfect lighting. Here's a hint for the Hermitage:...More

Thank opera_fanatic47
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable collection of impressionists. Felt that everyone had their own room from Cezanne to Van Gogh and wonderful Monets. Also later works with great Picassos from his blue period. Also a whole collection of 19th century european paintings. Amazing collection. Completely wonderful to see and...More

Thank MikeBirdman
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is divided in 4 floors but the best exhibition is on the fourth floor, the S. Shchukin and Morozov collection of French impressionist is breathtaking! I have never seen so many Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, Gaugin's paintings in my whole life. One could well...More

Thank LatinC
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

we were fortunate enough to be visiting this part of St Petersburg whilst a military band were practising in the square. The whole experience was full of life and atmosphere.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Magnificent and grand. The scale alone is so impressive and take you back in time. History at its best.

Thank Favouriteword
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

After having visited the Winter Palace this does not really impress you that much. The exhibitions are interesting, but not a must see when in St. Petersburg.

Thank Hanne-Lene Sten... N
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The General Staff Building served as the headquarters of the Russian Army. It is in Palace Square across from the Winter Palace. Wings of the building are connected with a double arch topped by a statue of "Victory in her Chariot" (1829). One wing of...More

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dsr256
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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
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