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Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
An absolute masterpiece of Russian Baroque architecture, the Winter Palace has to be seen to be believed. The lavish former residence of the Tsars in St Petersburg is now home to the Hermitage Museum and stuffed with incredible treasures.
Sitting on the banks of the Neva River, several different palaces were built in the 18th century, but the gleaming building that sits here today was built by Baroque architect Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli from 1754-62.