The State Hermitage is situated on the embankment of the Neva River in the center of Saint Petersburg, including It occupies five magnificent buildings: Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Big Hermitage, New Hermitage and Hermitage Theatre. During two and a half centuries one of the greatest collections of World Art was housed in the Hermitage. This collection comprises about three million exhibits, which represent the cultural traditions of various nations, since the Stone Age till the present day. The halls on the first floor of the New Hermitage are occupied by expositions of the antique art. One of the most diverse sections of the museum represents Italian art. The Renaissance masterpieces are exhibited in the Big Hermitage halls. You can see the masterpieces of Leonardo de Vinci, Rafael, and Michelangelo. In the halls were Spanish paintings are exhibited, you can find the canvases of Velasquez, El Greco, Murillo. The art of Holland and Flanders is represented by Rembrandt, Rubens and Hals works. The Hermitage collections of impressionistic and postmodernistic paintings also have a great value. The works of such genii as Renoir, Picasso and Van Gogh are represented among the exhibits of this exposition.