Welcome to a museum that spans no less than 5 interconnected buildings. Well worth a visit!
You won't know where to start.
This is a magnificent museum which fills five interconnected buildings: the new Hermitage, the old Hermitage, the small Hermitage, the Hermitage Theatre and the Winter Palace (the official residence of the Czars of Russia). Even if you don't go inside, the interconnected buildings are worth a look in themselves. The Hermitage collection includes over 3 million pieces from sculptures and illustrations to archaeological finds. The highlights of this museum include the prehistoric art, ancient art, Western European art, Oriental art and Russian art. There is also a section on numismatics, with ancient medals and coins, and the Treasure Gallery, which is probably the most popular of the entire collection. The gallery is divided into two sections: the gold rooms and the diamond rooms.