The General Staff Building

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Neighbourhood: Admiralteisky
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  • Admiralteyskaya • 4 min walk
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TandTSwitzerland
Zurich, Switzerland938 contributions
Interesting collection
Sep 2021
Part of the Hermitage complex, it has a huge collection of paintings. Some nice Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky etc. you need at least two hours to visit. Tickets can be purchased online (specific time slot is assigned). Highly recommended to visit if you are in the area.
Written 28 September 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia10,380 contributions
Unique building with a Triumphal Arch
Apr 2021
Set in the very center, on the Palace Square, this is a unique building worldwide.
It's a very long (580 m) curved edifice with a Triumphal Arch in the middle, commemorating the victory over Napoleon.
During the Imperial era when St. Pet was the capital it was the Government seat with both, Foreign affairs and Finance ministry inside.
Today, one wing is still for military purposes, while the other belongs to Hermitage museum with an amazing collection of impressionist art.
Written 21 May 2021
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Casa62
6 contributions
Art lovers paradise
Sep 2019
This is an interesting building architecturally. A fusion of old and new which is not apparent until you hit the main foyer.
The displays are all on one level and flow nicely from room to room. We didnt get lost here!
This is a collection of European art confiscated from the wealthy burgers after the revolution. Lots of big names here and we were thrilled to see some kandinskys.
This building doesnt have the pulling power of the hermitage sitting on the river but is worth a vist. Its a shirt walk across the square from the hetmitage.
Written 31 August 2020
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Chesham1234
London, UK72 contributions
Fourth floor for the Impressionists
Mar 2020
We didn't get anywhere else, and ran out of time, only allowing 90 minutes. A fabulous collection of Monet, Degas, and so on - I've never seen so many Cezanne. Decent coffee shop (better than the Hermitage which is always crowded).
Written 16 March 2020
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Austin Turk
4 contributions
Great
Sep 2019
Must visit, if you are ever be in St. Petersburg, this is a must see attraction. Strongly recommend this.
Written 25 February 2020
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Roy B
9 contributions
What a surprise
Jan 2020
We went there with no expectations and were blown away by the huge range of paintings by famous artists. This large museum takes a bit of navigating so our guide proved very useful.
Written 6 February 2020
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kurt m
Spalding, UK144 contributions
Neew years eve venue
Jan 2020
We where hear for New Years Eve where the president gives his speech to the nation via two large screens.... Never went inside but its a great looking building opposite the hermitage.
Written 21 January 2020
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Rarisang
Melbourne, Australia457 contributions
Get the two day ticket and go early
Oct 2019 • Friends
We bought the two day integrated ticket and went to the main Hermitage Palace on the first day and the Staff building on the second day.

We arrived early and there was no queue to get through security but by the time we left in the afternoon there was a very long queue.

Don’t take a break for lunch in the cafe because you cannot get back in! Go before or after looking at the art.

There are many steep steps without railings at one place. There are lifts between floors.

The Staff Building is in contrast to the Winter Palace opposite. The palace itself is jaw dropping as well as all the treasures within. The Staff building is all about the art and the architecture supports showing the art in the best way possible.

We spent two hours just on the fourth floor going from room to room admiring so many stunning works by Matisse, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir, Degas, Rodin, Bonnard etc etc
Written 5 January 2020
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drogilmour
Guatemala City, Guatemala2,691 contributions
Worth buying the integrated ticket
Dec 2019 • Friends
The General staff building is located in front of Hermitage Museum, if you buy an integrated tickets you may visit both the Hermitage Museum and this one.

This wonderful museum contains a huge number of Impressionism paints of French artists and a lot of Romantic period paints; it is a perfect way to finish the visit to Hermitage Museum.
Written 23 December 2019
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christianxx
Bordeaux, France245 contributions
Fantastic square. Opposite of the Palace. With a victory gate.
Nov 2019
Splendid square, so harmonious and nice. The huge 600 tons granite column at the center is the masterpiece and same as the gate on the opposite side they celebrate the victory of Russia against Napoleon in 1812.
Written 2 December 2019
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