+7 800 555-73-54

New Hermitage

Requested by Nicolas I, the New Hermitage is the last building that was added to the Hermitage Museum. After the Emperor travelled in Munich, he asked Bavarian architect Leo Von Klenze to design this new building. The work started in 1842 under the supervision of Vasily Stassov. After he died in 1848, it was Nikolai Efimov that completed it. It encircled the “Raphael Loggia”. Built by Giacomo Quarenghi, this gallery is inspired by the one you can find in the Vatican Palace in Rome. It copies the works of painter Raphael and his disciples. The New Hermitage, completed in 1852 has a Neo-Greek style. It opens on a portico with ten giant granite Atlantes. These were made by Alexander Terebeniov, who copied those of Zeus temple in Agrigente (Italy).
Sign up for our emails!
Why subscribe? First, our newsletters are captivating! We are one of the few tour operators specializing in Russian nature, who invests a lot of resources into photo and video-shooting. That’s why even sitting in the office, you’ll feel like you are making your way among arctic ices, walking along taiga valleys, admiring volcanos or looking in the mirror of crystal Baykal waters. Second, there is lots of useful stuff in our letters. The information about outstanding places, new routes’ descriptions, stories from expeditions and trips. And don’t worry, we write in an easy and entertaining manner. And finally, we’re not pushy. You will get all this beauty not often than once a month or two. So you’re gonna miss us!