We go next to the Palace Embankment district. This neighborhood is rich with imperial ambition and is home to the Hermitage, a magnificent ensemble of buildings, of which the most resplendent is the Winter Palace. One side of The Hermitage complex overlooks and extends for one mile along the Neva River embankment. On the opposite side it borders the the Palace Square. Dominating the skyline is the golden dome of St. Isaac’s.