Winter Palace is a palace in St Petersburg, Russia. The palace was the official residence of Russian Emperors from 1732-1917, it is currently used to house the Hermitage Museum. Built on an embankment in the 18th century, the palace is a luxurious looking Elizabethan Baroque building that is around 215 metres in length. The palace is grand in its interior with many imposing rooms, staircases and furnishings.
The palace is situated on the river bank in the city. The 1, 7, 10, 11, 24 and 191 buses all stop close to the palace at ‘Dvortsovaya Square’. The metro also stops close by at ‘Admiralteyskaya’.
Opening Times and Admission
The palace and its museum are open to visitors six days of the week. Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am-6pm except for Wednesdays when it is open till 9pm. Admission is set at 700Rbl.