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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg 190000 , Russia
+7 (812) 710-90-79
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Ranked #5 of 1,033 Attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Museums, Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is housed in the Winter Palace, and contains over 2.7 million exhibits including some of... more » Owner description: One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is housed in the Winter Palace, and contains over 2.7 million exhibits including some of the world's greatest works of art. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The Hermitage is truly a world-class collection, or more accurately, series of collections. Even a person not particularly motivated to visit museums and galleries etc cannot fail to be impressed by the stunning, almost endless collections of priceless items. One could easily spend several days, focussing on specific collections. There are rooms dedicated to specific artists (one room contains 27... More

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The sheer volume of artistic artefacts is just stunning! Room after room of pictures, sculpture and of course architecture to appreciate. My only concern was the sheer volume of visitors which limited one's ability to contemplate and appreciate the art on display.

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kent
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This was the most unspoilt , wonderful place packed with so much something that sticks in my mind is the beautiful tiras and precious stones and. An amazing long boat made from ancient tree . The treasures in this palace are outstanding. You need few days at least as your want go,back for more .

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Iran
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

a very beautiful and vast museum. it takes 12 years to see everything in it but we only spent 3 hours!!!louvre is more beautiful by the way

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Belleville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We had an excellent time visiting the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg Russia in August. Our Celebrity excursion visit took place in the morning and even then it was very crowded but well worth it. We spent two day in St Petersburg and as a whole it is an amazing city to visit.

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Long island, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Catherine the Great's Winter Palace combined with other buildings make up this beautiful museum on the Neva River. It is best to go with a tour, as the individual wait can be hours. you must come with a plan, else the museum becomes overwhelming. We chose the rooms of the Winter Palace and the excellent paintings from the Italian greats... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Everything you've heard is true. The Hermitage is a must see and well worth the time. Truly amazing. It is always busy so be prepared for crowds. It is usually quieter if you get there as early as possible in the morning.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Visiting a museum in St-Petersburg is an event. If only to get in. Even though we had bought are tickets before leaving for the city of Peter the Great. Going back and forth to get tickets inspected, exchanged for entrance tickets, cloakroom, etc ... Don't expect to enter the museum in just a few minutes! And in front of nearly... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Catherine the Great was an avid art collector, the collection in the Hermitage is just amazing. Probably a visit of around 3 hours is enough, any longer and you feel phased out. It's a beautiful building, you need to plan your visit carefully to focus on specific areas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Brilliant collection in a 4 building museum that was purpose built - palace meets museum. Massive so bring good shoes! D'avinci, the impressionists, Rembrandt, all the greats in one place. I would go back as it happened all too quick! Most phenomenal piece was a gift to Elizabeth 1 (I think). It's a Peacock clock that is life sized that... More

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