Included in Top 10 museums and galleries in the world by National Geographic, State Hermitage Museum is indeed one amazing museum. The collection of the State Hermitage includes over 3 million works of art and world culture artefacts. It contains paintings, graphic works, sculptures, works of applied art, archaeological artefacts and numismatic objects.
Adapting the baroque architecture, this blue and white building is considered to have founded in 1764. Built in 233 345 sqm, the State Hermitage Museum started to be a museum when Empress Catherine the Great acquired an impressive collection of works from the Berlin merchant Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky. And every year, the State Hermitage Museum celebrates its anniversary on December 7th and known as St. Catherine’s Day.
If you’re really into art, it is advisable to spare one full day for you to visit The State Hermitage Museum. It is a very big museum with a lot of interesting art and interior to look at. Bear in mind, when you visit The State Hermitage Museum, be sure to visit the main attraction at The Treasure Gallery’s Gold Rooms, The Jordan Staircase, The Large Italian Skylight Room, The Armorial Room, and The Raphael Loggias. Other than to see the art in each room, you will be in awe with the interior itself as well.
The State Hermitage Museum / Государственный Эрмитаж
Dvortsovaya Naberezhnaya 34
+7 (812) 571-34-65
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 10.30-18.00
Wednesday, Friday: 10.30-21.00
Closed on Monday, Jan 1st and May 9th.
Free admission for all visitors every first Thursday of every month and December 7