The Hermitage is a Museum where it is interesting and very interesting-the Treasury, the storeroom, and the heart, or some other anatomical organ of St. Petersburg, is not for nothing so loved by the guests of our city. Art does not feed bread – give anything to write about it, for example: "what was collected in the Hermitage, concludes a wonderful, precious examples of human artistic genius that every Russian, without leaving Petersburg, might tell himself that he knows thorough samples of whatever is best in the world, the creations of art, and has the right concept of the greatest artists of Ancient Greece and Europe." Mmm... Every Russian, every French and every German ... the most Capital... Ancient Greece and Europe... - well, in short, art historian Stasov… It is not possible or impossible to circumvent the entire Museum at one time. To view the entire collection – which is about three million different works of art in 322 galleries-will have to go 24 kilometers or 5 leagues! And it may take several years or 12 times more months to linger and examine each exhibit in detail! Here you can see everything: from someone's fossils and Scythian gold to a collection of European paintings, jewelry masterpieces of the famous Faberge, ancient icons and paintings by Malevich and Kandinsky. The Museum's collections are being replenished at the present time. To a large extent, it is due to expeditions and purchases of works of art, as well as thanks to the gifts of collectors. New expositions are regularly opened in the Hermitage, and thanks to the constant restoration process, previously lost masterpieces are returned. For example, in October 2019, the marble wall fountains were reopened for inspection. I invite You to take an individual tour of the Hermitage, which is rightly considered a heritage. In the course of it, I will tell you something, and you will tell me. About the construction of the Winter Palace and the Hermitage itself as a Museum complex. You will learn about their banal fate, see the halls of the Winter Palace, their decoration and collections presented in the Hermitage.
You can start at least from the Jordan entrance, located in the center. If we pass through the Internet tickets, we pass through the Egyptian hall and only then - up the Grand Jordanian stairs, where we begin to get acquainted with the solemn halls of the Hermitage. The first of them – field Marshal and Peter (Small) throne rooms, created by Auguste Montferrand. On the walls of the field Marshal's hall, portraits of Russian field marshals are logically placed, and in the hall itself – products of the Imperial porcelain factory and sculptures of Russian and Western European masters, because there was no other place for them. Next, we will pass through the most or non-self, but very large, front room of the Palace-the hall of Arms. How it was conceived and what changes it underwent afterwards is a secret. In the very center of the hall of Arms you will see a bowl of giant size, made of Taganay aventurine. But this is not the most gigantic bowl of the Hermitage, and aventurine is not a rock, a source of adventurism. The big Church of the Winter Palace – the house Church of the Russian Imperial family-deserves a lot of attention, because it is big! It has never been under the jurisdiction of the ROC, but has always been in the dark, always remained an object of state property. Then through the Military gallery you can get to the St. George (Great throne) hall of the Winter Palace. The story of construction, life and death is not easy, but perhaps it is because of this that it strikes us.
After exploring the Ceremonial halls, we will go to the Small Hermitage, where we will see the famous Peacock Clock and marble wall fountains (see above), as well as works by Leonardo Da Vinci and Titian. Passing through the most unusual hall of the Hermitage – the Loggia of Raphael - we will understand that this is not a hall, but a loggia, and see some architectural masterpiece created by Giacomo Quarenghi. There are also copies of Raphael's frescoes depicting biblical scenes. Often, passing through the Loggias of Raphael, I pay attention to the Winter Palace of Peter I, which can be seen from the window. If you wish, you can visit it. Continuing the inspection, you can come across the only work of Michelangelo in Russia-the Crouching boy, as well as the work of other outstanding masters (not so crouched): Rembrandt, van Dyck and Rubens. At this stage, our walk through the Hermitage may end, or may continue: you can go back, for example, to the Knight's hall, or ponestit in another, opposite part – in the Golden living room of the Winter Palace. If my further escort proves too much for you, I'll leave you here, orientating you on the ground, giving you a plan of the Museum, and giving you some valuable advice on how to use it.
Я провожу и индивидуальные экскурсии для небольших групп от 1 до 6 человек, и для групп побольше - при количестве участников от 7 человек.
Принимая Ваш заказ, я уточню Ваши пожелания и на основании этого смогу предложить вид транспорта, который нам с Вами потребуется. Это может быть находящийся в моем распоряжении минивен Лада Ларгус или любой другой вид транспорта, который я закажу для Вас отдельно.
Обычно при группе до 6 человек достаточно минивена, и тогда я сам прекрасно выполняю обе функции – функцию водителя, подразумевающую доставку до места проведения экскурсии и обратно, и функцию экскурсовода.
Если же нам потребуется более вместительный вид транспорта, то водитель в этом случае предоставляется компанией-партнером.
Наша с Вами экскурсия начнется в самом центре Санкт-Петербурга, у памятника Кутузову, что у Казанского Собора. Это недалеко от станции метро Невский проспект.
Дату экскурсии и время встречи мы согласуем заранее, а накануне, за день до нашей встречи, мы созвонимся, чтобы подтвердить нашу договоренность.