The State Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage

 

Situated in the heart of Saint Petersburg on the Palace Square , The Hermitage actually is a complex of few connected buildings  that form the Museum.   Be prepared to spend a lot of time inside – the huge collection consists of more than 3 million items. Actually The Hermitage is the oldest museum in the world open to public since 1852. We spent more than 4 hours inside and didn’t make the whole tour. You can rent an audio guide  and start exploring the collection. It’s worth paying a visit not only for the precious vases, paintings, furniture and so on, but for the interior. The interiors of the State hermitage Museum are spectacular , typically for Russian Tsars overloaded with gold, marble, stones, etc. You will probably never see halls so lavishly decorated. Don’t forget to look up at the ceilings!

The Hermitage

 

The Hermitage State Museum

The Hermitage

 

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