The Hermitage – St. Petersburg, Russia
Founded by Catherine the Great in 1764, the Hermitage is one of the oldest and largest museums in the world. This striking complex holds over three million pieces, dating as far back as the Stone Age. This museum is also home to the most paintings in the world, including works from Caravaggio, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso. Another very impressive part of the Hermitage is the Gold Room, which includes icons, which once belonged to the Imperial family, and golden artefacts and jewellery from ancient Russian tribes.