on November 18, 2000
The Hermitage is one of the best art museums in the world. It resides in four buildings including the Winter Palace. The gift shop is wonderful. The museum is vast and have a very diversified collection. The Italian art collection has works by Michelangelo, Raphael (my fav!), Botticelli and plenty of other artist. The Dutch and Flemish collection has the largest collection of Rembrandt outside of the Netherlands. The most popular section of the museum is the third floor, which houses modern European art from the 19th and 20th centuries. All the major artist of this time are represented including Renior, Van Gogh, Monet and Delaroix.
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