Hermitage Museum

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The works were collected over two centuries, beginning in 1764 when Catherine the Great purchased over 200 exceptional paintings in Western Europe.

Since then

More superlative paintings and statues have been acquired, including those by famous Italian Renaissance, Dutch, Flemish and Impressionist artists (Gauguin, da Vinci, Matisse, Michelangelo, Manet, Monet, Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rodin, Rubens, Titian, Van Gogh, among others).

Other forms of art

The Hermitage Museum has many other types of artistic treasures. For example, there are the Fabergé jewelry collection and the royal carriages (see photo).


The Hermitage Museum's Baroque-style building architecture is itself a tour de force, a treasure of Russia.

Interior design

The interior is lavishly decorated with stunning staircases, chandeliers, walls, floors and ceilings (as would befit a tzar).

Now international

The Hermitage Museum has expanded beyond St. Petersburg, Russia. It has launched small branches in London, Amsterdam and (this may surprise you) Las Vegas.

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