The Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world like Louvre or Prado.
The museum is located in 7 historical buildings of St. Petersburg, including
the Winter palace - the former residence of Russian tsars. The buildings of the
museum, by themselves, are architectural chef-d'oeuvres. The collections of
the Hermitage number over 3 million items from prehistoric to modern times.
The great collections of Western-European paintings and sculptures are
displayed in the 400 halls of the museum. Rembrandt, Rubens and
impressionists collections are some of the largest in the world.
Not to miss - the gala halls of Russian tsars residence