Hermitage Museum can be considered as most popular tourist destination and it deserve to be. It is among world’s oldest and biggest museum. It is having biggest collection of painting in the world among 3 million other displayed pieces.
It was founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors
There were long quay at the entrance for ticket and i realize the worth of paying few more dollar for online tickets. We got ticket by showing online receipt at a separate counter without any hassle. There is Clock room and audio guide kiosk near the entrance. We did not hire the guide but took audio guide, which was satisfactory. We spent next 4 and half hour exploring hermitage museum and winter palace. We were exhausted at the end and realize it would need month to explore this place. Not only the displayed piece but each and every corner of the hermitage palace is in some form of art. Every galley, walkway and terrace is beautifully design. It is not only heaven for art lover but i guess for everyone who likes antics, sculpture, architecture and history.