The Historic State Hermitage Museum
One of the largest, oldest, and most respected museums in the world, the State Hermitage Museum is a must-see for anyone visiting charming St. Petersburg. Located along the Neva embankment in the stunning central district, the St. Petersburg museum is one of the city's premier attractions.
Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the Hermitage Museum has grown from a few hundred paintings into a massive six-building complex. It now features nearly three million items - from ancient artefacts of the Palaeolithic Age to Renaissance masterpieces
Visit the St. Petersburg Museum and other arts venues
Though the State Hermitage Museum is a leading visual arts centre, attending an opera or ballet at the nearby Mariinksy Theatre
is a great way to experience the city's performance arts scene. The theatre has famously hosted works by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and other Russian greats.
As for architectural splendour, the most breathtaking building in St. Petersburg is the 'Church of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood', just a 15 minute walk from the Hermitage Museum.
Also close by, the Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art is a more modern St. Petersburg museum also well worth visiting.
Open seven days a week, tickets to the State Hermitage Museum can be bought in the foyer of the Winter Palace or on the museum's website.
Stay near the State Hermitage Museum at the Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky St. Petersburg Hotel
One of the world's great arts and culture hubs, St. Petersburg has many opportunities for culture seekers - many of which can be easily reached from the Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky St. Petersburg Hotel. Conveniently located within walking distance from the State Hermitage Museum, this hotel in St. Petersburg
, Russia, is the perfect place to stay for exploring this historic Russian city.
Book a room at the Park Inn by Radisson Nevsky St. Petersburg Hotel today.