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St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with a stunning cityscape of cathedrals, towers, and gilded domes. There is no other place so astoundingly breathtaking – you’ll feel like walking through a live museum, where the baroque rules supreme. Life pulses in St. Petersburg’s streets, although the slow-paced rural atmosphere dominates. The experience is completed by chic shops and cafés, stunning art collections, music, and theater.

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Hermitage Museum

One of the world's finest art collections

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This is the most popular tourists and art lovers' attraction in St. Petersburg. The building used to be the main residence of the Russian Tsar’s family and called the Winter Palace. The main part of the painting collection was also founded by the Russian Tsars. Actually, it is so large that you would need many days to examine even the exhibited part of it. The interiors are so beautiful that it is always exquisite to walk through the halls and richly decorated rooms of the palace.

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The State Hermitage Museum is housed inside the Winter Palace, where you’ll find one of the world’s largest and finest collections of fine art. And please take note of the Winter Palace, with its spectacular decor and architectural details.

Also be sure to check out the Pavilion Hall, with mosaic furniture and floors, marble fountains, and some interesting items that were top-of-the-line technology in their day. The State Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace is a beautiful step into another world, where you get to enjoy the marvels of Russia.

Hermitage Museum
Palace Embankment, 34, St Petersburg, St. Petersburg
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:30am-6:00pm Wednesday, Friday: 10:30am-9:00pm. Mondays closed.