"Hermitage a Must" Hermitage Tip by mydreamquest

Hermitage, Saint Petersburg: 279 reviews and 544 photos

 
 

The 4th Largest Museum in Europe, the Hermitage is an impressive museum to see art work, artifacts, coins, and other interesting artifacts.

While there, I saw a Michelangelo sculpture on visit. Then, the permanent collection has works by Matisse, check out the one painting by Matisse called "the argument" and look at the expression on the man's face and imagine how angry his wife is at him and how glad you are to not be that man. I don't like Matisse, but love the expression he put on that man's face.

Also, two of DaVinci's 19 paintings can be found at the Hermitage. Both beautiful ones, better than London National's DaVinci's.

The Rembrandts are superb and from his many periods and stages of life.

There are at least 30+ Picassos as well.

One problem with this superbly decorated museum is that it is very crowded. Do try and arrive early as you may have to wait or not be permitted entry in rooms with tour groups.

Although the Hermitage is a zoo (at least it was while I was there this mid-September), you'll have a wonderful time here. Allocate at least 2-5 hours of time here.

Phone: +7 812 710-90-79
Website: http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 24, 2004
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