Splendid square, so harmonious and nice. The huge 600 tons granite column at the center is the masterpiece and same as the gate on the opposite side they celebrate the victory of Russia against Napoleon in 1812.
Excellent Museum with Beautiful Paintings. Tour Guide Marina from ULKOtours very Hospitable and Knowlegdeable.
There are usually temporary exhibitions in this building. It is also much less crowded than other parts of the Hermitage and therefore more pleasant.
Three rooms of Degas, four rooms of Picasso and five rooms of Matisse. Need I say more? Every major Impressionist is here and entry is free if you bought a ticket to the Hermitage across the square. Best gallery in Moscow.
Across the square from the Winter Palace. You can buy a separate ticket just for the Gen Staff building. I think it was only 300 rubles. It's a modern building and spacious. Nice cafe - much better than the one at Winter palace;. lots of bathrooms. Plus art! The top floor…