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STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM

Inside The State Hermitage Museum

With a staggering three million different pieces of artwork on display, it is quite easy to understand how the director of the State Hermitage Museum once said that “I can’t say that the Hermitage is the number one museum in the world, but it’s certainly not the second.”

Much of the artwork is housed in the Winter Palace, a Baroque-style former residence of Catherine the Great that is generally considered St Petersburg’s finest attraction, while several other imposing buildings complete the museum. Catherine herself started the collection in 1764 when she purchased a large number of paintings from Berlin.

Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky

+7 812 710 9079

Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya, 34, 190000

www.hermitagemuseum.org

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