One of the best museums we ever visited. Fantastic beautiful palace interiors, great collection of fine arts, dishes, emperors
china, abundance of gold and luxury, clockwork peacock. If you are in St.Petersburg you must visit the Winter Palace. You will be amazed by the amount of treasure and some of the finest art works in the world. It is a busy place and all tourists will get to this destination so go early and allow some hours here. We had a personal guide who was a charming young lady, very well educated and cultured, who guided us around for a small fee. Worth it as these people know what to see and what the history is and believe me...there is amazing history. The Russian people have so much to show us and this is a great place to start.