Discover The Hermitage Museum Russia

It is one of the richest museums in the world, on par with the Louvre in Paris. Only 5% of the 3 million works of art kept here are on display and they cover over two millennia of art and history. Needless to say you'll need more than one day to go round the 400 rooms and the 7 miles of galleries in the tsars' Winter Palace, built on the request of Catherine II in the heart of St. Petersburg, on Nevsky Prospekt. The museum is like a labyrinth that spreads across five buildings, all of them equally as breathtaking: the Winter Palace, the Small Hermitage, the Great Hermitage, the New Hermitage and the Hermitage Theatre. The collections were mostly acquired by Catherine II who, under the advice of French encyclopaedist Diderot, accumulated a great number of masterpieces from all across Europe. In particular, the museum contains some impressive collections by the Italian (Fra Angelico, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Veronese), Dutch (Rembrandt), and French (Poussin, David, Delacroix, Matisse, Renoir, Degas) masters. The museum, which welcomes nearly 3 million visitors a year, is also rich in Egyptian, Greco-Roman, and Middle-Eastern antiques. Do not miss the fabulous Scythian treasure.

  • The Hermitage Museum , Russia
    The Hermitage Museum

    One of the richest museums on earth, on par with the Louvre. Just 5% of the 3 million works of art it holds are actually exhibited.

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  • The Hermitage Museum , Russia
    The Hermitage Museum
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  • The Hermitage Museum , Russia
    The Hermitage Museum
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  • The Hermitage Museum , Russia
    The Hermitage Museum
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  • The Hermitage Museum , Russia
    The Hermitage Museum
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  • The Hermitage Museum , Russia
    The Hermitage Museum
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