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Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg  

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The Hermitage Museum located in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is known for its art and culture. It was the largest and old museum in the world opened in 1764 by Catherine the Great. It was open to the public in 1852.It is known for its worlds largest collection of paintings. Today this building encompasses many buildings on the Palace Embankment and its neighborhoods. The Collection of Classical Antiquities occupies most of the ground floor. The collection of Classical Antiquities feature Greek artifacts from the 3rd millennium – 5th century BC. It is beautifully carved and designed and one of the place to be visited in Russia.

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Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia is an art gallery and museum. The museum has its roots in the two hundred paintings purchased by Catherine the Great, which started the famed collection. Collections from all over the world were called... more for to start the gallery which then consisted of Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts. Exhibiting around three million works of art relating to human history and culture, the Hermitage Museum has six magnificent buildings which house assorted jewellery, paintings, imperial relics and the largest collection of ancient gold. The artists featured here are the likes of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Picasso and many more. The Winter Palace completes the ensemble of the Hermitage. Apart from the brilliant decoration that it adorns, the splendour of the architecture is enthralling.Web Site: http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/
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