The General Staff Building is an edifice with a 580 m long bow-shaped facade, situated on Palace Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in front of the Winter Palace.
The construction of the building lasted from 1819 to 1829. Architect: K. I. Rossi. Sculptors: S. S. Pimenov; V. I. Demut-Malinovsky.
In the western part of the building is the command of the Western Military District of Russia. Since 1999, the collections of the State Hermitage have been located in the eastern part of the General Staff building.
In 2013, a complete reconstruction of the East Wing of the building was completed, which houses works of Western European art of the 19th-20th centuries, as well as temporary exhibitions of contemporary art.
The arch of the building links Palace Square through Bolshaya Morskaya Street to Nevsky Prospekt.
Nearest metro: Gostiny Dvor station.