The Hermitage is one the most important museums in the entire world: It is the third biggest museum, regarding the number of art pieces, in the world. You can find a huge collection of masterpieces, not only classical Western European art but also pieces of impressionism and postimpressionism.
The Hermitage museum is not just a picture gallery but also gala halls and chambers belonging to Russian tsars. Buildings such as the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, Theater of the Hermitage are part of that huge former residence of tsars’ family. The Hermitage provides a great opportunity to get in touch with the everyday life of Russian Emperors and see the real splendorous interiors of the royal court.
The Hermitage Collections encompass not only paintings and sculptures of Western Europe, but offers also art from the Antiquity: Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome age and others. The collections also include the art of the Ancient East, Russian Art, numismatics, primitive society too.
NOTE: The museum is closed on Mondays.