St Petersburg has to be way up there as one of my favorite cities. Definitely my favorite I have visited with the toddler in tow. We spent a few days there and crammed as much in as we could. First on our list was the Hermitage. Ok I know this probably isn’t the best place for a small person but we let her run riot with the pigeons around the town square and told them to put away their best china. I slipped her a bottle of milk and let her dose away for a few hours.
Founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 the Hermitage is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. The collection of the State Hermitage includes more than three million works of art and artifacts of world culture. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art. Archaeological finds and numismatic material.