Les invitamos a visitar Hermitage. También en ese tour podemos visitar La Catedral de San Salvador sobre la sangre derramada.
diario de 9.00 a.m. – 3 p.m. not available Monday and Wednesday
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programa de noche
EL PRECIO POR EL TOUR
Our guide will come to your hotel (lobby area) or any other indicated address to begin the tour from there. There also will be a driver waiting at your hotel entrance. The tour is done by car/minivan. We use licensed drivers with cars (up to 3 people) or minivans (4 - 15 people).
The Winter Palace is the finest creation of the architect B.Rastrelli, it is one of the architectural masterpieces of the 18th century. It is constructed in refined style of Rococo with its combination of ease and greatness. The erection of the stone Winter Palace was started during the reign of the Russian Empress Anna, continued in the reign of the Empress Elizaveta, and completed in 1762 during the reign of the Empress Catherine II.
The enormous four-storey building has a form of an oblong and oc¬cupies the area of more than 22,000 sq.m. It was possible to count up to 1050 rooms and 117 staircases in the palace! The main facade faces the Palace Square and is decorated with the beautiful balustrade with statues, vases, atlantes and caryatids.
You can see the distinctive cupolas of the cathedral from afar. Its cross rises at the height 81 m. The cathedral was erected on the spot where on March 1,1881, the Emperor Alexander II was mortally wounded by a bomb It was thrown by one of the members of the terrorist group "People s will”. It was decided to build a cathedral on the site. That is why it got this tragic name "The Saviour on the Spilled Blood".
St. Isaac's Square emerged between 1830s and 1840s. The square took its final shape at the end of 19th—beginning of 20th century, explaining the discrepancy in style. Cathedral dominates the square. On a clear day its dome is visible from a distance of 30-40 km.
The cathedral was opened and consecrated in 1858. It became the main church of the capital and the first one in the Empire.