General Staff Building

General Staff Building information

St Petersburg , Russia
Dvortsovaya pl 6-8
Getting there
Metro: Admiralteyskaya
More information
admission R100
Opening hours
10.30am-6pm Tue & Thu-Sun, 10.30am-9pm Wed
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The east wing of this magnificent building, wrapping around the south of Dvortsovaya pl and designed by Carlo Rossi in the 1820s, marries restored interiors with contemporary architecture to create a series of galleries displaying the Hermitage's amazing collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works. Contemporary art is here, too, often in temporary exhibitions by major artists.

Entry to the galleries is via a broad new marble staircase, which doubles as an amphitheatre for musical performances held in the glassed-over courtyard. At the time of research, installation of all the artworks was underway and should be completed by the end of 2015.