Reviews of Culture in St Petersburg
Really cool place. A must visit.
Description and map is the best I've found after much searching!!
One of the really great museums of the world. The best part of our trip to St Petersburg.
Wonderful discovery in Saint Petersburg - probably the highlight of my visit. First thing you're told upon entering is that Erarta is the largest private museum in Russia and it lives up to expectations - it's a huge five-floor building with the museum occupying the entire left wing and the galleries and temporary exhibitions on the right-hand side. The museum collection is interesting and varied (the brochure I was given says there are over 2000 works by more than 150 artists) - I particularly enjoyed science art on floor 1 and video art on floor 3 but was also delighted to see that numerous Russian contemporary artists are still very familiar with time-honoured traditions of oil and canvas that are seemingly becoming a forgotten form back home! Also, don't miss their "U-space" project - you get 15 minutes in private in especially themed rooms with art installations of various kinds, ranging from happy and cheerful to sad and pensive. The right-hand side has various exhibitions which change every two months and also has a gallery where you can buy contemporary works of art. Erarta apparently also has galleries in New York, London, Zurich and Hong Kong - very impressive as it really puts Russian artists on the map! Also want to highlight just how impressive the level of attention to foreign visitors is - unlike most places in Russia, everyone speaks great English and they evidently take special care signposting and translating absolutely everything from Russian to make it easy for guests to orientate and to find out more about Russian art. I cannot praise Erarta highly enough - it's great to see that Russia isn't stuck in the time of the csarz and has fantastic modern institutions such as this one! P.S. would recommend taking at least 3 hours to visit Erarta - there's a restaurant (didn't have time to try myself) and a cafe (did have time for that - great coffees and desserts!) to take a break if you're tired and bring some roubles with you - there are some really cool modern souvenirs in the shops.
Once in a lifetime there is a moment of rarity. Let this be your moment of like suchness in St. Petersburg. I guarantee you will not have another like it. It was one of those thats which are never to be repeated repeated.
Dear friends, I am searching for ANDREJ LISIN. He was a student of LIKI untill 1989. After that time he was living in Pushkinskaya 10. May be Andrej Tscherschin (photographer) can help? This name I got from the painter Tatyana Usova as I was in Siberia this summer. THANX a lot!!!! JUTTA from BERLIN in Germany
It really does smell like the elderly uncleansed! And some guy tried to convert me.
Went here with a school group from Scotland. Pupils were admitted FREE of charge. Some of them weren't sure they were interested in art but all of them enjoyed it in the end.
The Hermitage Museum is more impressive than what i imagined after seeing the website. I want to go back and spend a day or two just enjoying what it has to offer. I have not seen a finer museum even in Europe. You will be impressed but please take your time to enjoy what you see.
I have been to 30 countries but never impressed so much as i have been by seeing the splendure of Peterhof. I want to go there again and take my own tour just taking my time to soak in all of what i saw in just a 3 hour visit. I am impressed. If you visit, you won't be disatisfied. Please take your time and enjoy what you see. There is something for every age to enjoy.
The Mariinsky Theatre hosts magnificent and moving performances. Not to be missed.
One of the most detailed churches I've ever seen.
Has ANYONE actually been to one of the galleries? I went there twice- when the place was supposedly open, and found nothing but a labyrinth of dark lanes and locked doors. I suspect these folks are pretending to run a cultural centre to justify themselves. Seriously- what legitimate venue would make themselves so inaccessible?
i think this was a terrible place to go. when i got there it smelt very bad like an old guy who hasn't showered in 3 days
Beautiful! Definitely a must-see if you're in St. Petersburg
I love Nabokov, hopefully one day I will get to go here!
amazing Hermitage! so many treasures. Russia is the wonderful country. such warm people. Don't believe Bush and his lies!
Peterhof Palace has to be seen to be believed. The fountains during summer are fantastic!
You could spend over 3 WEEKS here and still not see everything! In fact, some artefacts have even gone missing and the curators didn't even spot the fact after months - only realised when they did an inventory check. This place is truly spectacular!
P-10 is the centre of artistic activity in St. Petersburg. Check it out. I love Fish Fabrique too - it's so cool. Can't wait to come back to St. petersburg:)))))))))
Simply splendid. Don't come to St. Petersburg and miss the Peter and Paul Cathedral!
Wow! This must be the most beautiful cathedral in the world. I took about a million photos! You simply can't not see this place if your coming to Saint Petersburg!
Every bit as impressive as I had hoped. There's some brilliant artefacts here, such as the Tsar's carriage, and their collection of paintings was much bigger than i had expected. I spent over three hrs here and didn't see everything