The Hermitage

Saint Petersburg / Russia

The State Hermitage museum is the one of the largest and the richest museums of the world. Its collection includes more than 3 000 000 items and the main complex alone occupies 5 buildings situated in the heart of the city - in Palace Square. The largest, most beautiful and famous building of the complex is the Winter Palace - the former winter residence of the Russian tsars.

The Hermitage visit is a must with anyone who comes to St. Petersburg for the first time. Everyone will find something to their liking there. You can see luxurious rooms which evidenced historical meetings take place and decisions made. You can visit the exact room where our revolution was started. You can walk on the floors where the foot of the Russian tsars stepped. Art lovers will have a unique opportunity to enjoy masterpieces that belonged to the brush of Rembrandt, Rubens and El Greco, Leonardo da Vinci and Titian. We have a magnificent collection of antiquities as well as French and Italian sculpture designed by Houdon, Falconet and Canova. If you prefer applied art you may see exquisite furniture, porcelain, majolica and tapestries. The Hermitage possesses the world's best collection of French impressionists and Post impressionists, nowadays the collection is displayed in the Main Staff Building. You can find more information on the official site of the museum.

The Hermitage is a place where you can spend a week not being able to see 10% of the collection on display. Besides the Winter palace alone has more than a 1000 rooms and 117 staircases. So to have a possibility to see the best possible selection of interiors and exhibits and not to waste time trying to find your way around we recommend you a guided tour, which usually takes about 3 hours.