St Petersburg Russia
The Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage is housed in the former Winter Palace on the Neva embankment in the very heart of the city. he Hermitage, as it name suggests, is a place of seclusion. It is the name that Russia’s Empress Catherine the Great bestowed on the part of her palace where she kept unique art treasures. Historians consider this museum to have been founded in the year of 1764.
The Great Palace in Pavlovsk is built in the classical style and consists of eight sections comprising 303 rooms with a total area of 11,542 square meters. The original design from which the palace was erected in 1782-1786 belongs to Charles Cameron, an architect invited to Russia by Catherine the Great.