If you had asked me where I would expect to fine the greatest and widest collections of fine arts in the world, I would have exhausted many guesses before getting to the State Hermitage Museum.
There are so many works on display from grand masters that you dismissively walk past some of the finest masterpieces, and although the displays are very extensive the vast majority are locked away in store rooms and vaults.
Even the building is lovingly restored and maintained.
A true art lover or art historian could be happy here for many lifetimes. If you have ever enjoyed visiting an art gallery put this one on your "bucket list" it is truly beyond compare. We were unable to name a single master from any discipline who was not represented.
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