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Virtual Tour of The State Hermitage Museum from Hermitage

The State Hermitage Museum is one of the largest museums in the world. Its exhibitions include more than 3 million exhibits representing Antiquity, Western Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and many other eras, countries, and regions. Its foundation dates back to 1764, when Catherine the Great acquired a large collection of Western European paintings. The museum consists of five buildings located in the historical center of St. Petersburg on the Neva Embankment. The Winter Palace was built in 1754-1762 by Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli. In 1764-75, by order of Catherine the Great, the Small Hermitage was built by Jean-Baptiste Vallin de la Mote and Yuri Felten. In 1771-87, Yuri Felten built the Great Hermitage. In 1783-87. According to the project of Giacomo Quarenghi, the Hermitage Theater was built. Completing the ensemble, in 1842-51 Leo von Klenze built a New Hermitage for the Imperial Museum.

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