The Marble Palace, built in 1768–1785 specifically for Catherine the Great favorite Count Grigory Orlov, in course of time was turned into a royal residence. The major construction material of the exterior and interior decorations was natural stone: nearly 30 sorts of granite and marble. In the halls of the palace you can visit the permanent exposition: the unique "Ludwig Museum in the Russian museum" – the collection of Western and Russian art from the middle of the XX century to the beginning of the XXI century, and "The Rzhevsky Brothers Collection", including paintings, sculptures and graphic arts of the XVIII-XX centuries, and decorative and applied arts as well.

Please note!

Activate your St. Peterburg CityPass in the Mikhailovsky Palace or the St. Michael’s Castle before visiting the remaining museums of the Russian Museum complex.

Contacts and location


5/1, Millionnaya Street, Saint Petersburg

Nevsky Prospekt
Gostiny Dvor

+7(812) 595-4248



10.00 - 18.00




10.00 - 18.00


13.00 - 21.00


10.00 - 18.00


10.00 - 18.00


10.00 - 18.00

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    “What to see in Moscow? There are many options. As for us, we went to Pokrovsky Sobor straight after buying CityPass. According to the guidebooks, it is one of the best places to visit in Moscow. We saw Pokrovsky Cathedral on many postcards and knew that it was a religious symbol of Moscow, that’s why it was our first choice. And only then we went to the Kremlin. Being so individual the exterior and interior of St. Basil’s Cathedral are impressive. It’s a true eye candy! We really liked the picturesque view of the Red Square and the Moskva River from the cathedral viewpoint. By the way, using the pass we skipped the line which was great! The line was huge during the FIFA World Cup. Apparently, it is not so easy to get the tickets to St. Basil's Cathedral during the high season. With Moscow СityPass you just need to show it to security guards and they will let you go to the ticket office to validate the pass. Inside the church you can also get an audio guide. Highly recommended!”
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    Es war supergeil, ich habe viel gesehen. Wie versprochen habe ich viel gespart. Also es war toll, jeder Zeit wieder.
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    Thank you Moscow CityPass for unfogettable time in Moscow! We've bought 2 Passes, for me and my girlfriend. We saved around 90 euros and a lot of time! It was awesome to enter Kremlin and Tretyakov gallery without queues, because threre were really huge queues! And of course discounts in the top restaurants was preety addition :) Recomended to everyone who is going to Moscow ^ - ^
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