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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

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Address: Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg 190000 , Russia
Phone Number: +7 (812) 710-90-79
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10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is housed in...
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.
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Amazing museum!

There is enough to see for weeks in here. It has amazing displays of artwork and antiquities. It was by far the busiest place we visited, and you are only supposed to stay for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

There is enough to see for weeks in here. It has amazing displays of artwork and antiquities. It was by far the busiest place we visited, and you are only supposed to stay for a couple hours, so you don't really get a chance to appreciate the amazing views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Although the Hermitage was an absolute zoo with wall to wall people and no space to really wander - it was worth the visit. Walking along like a herd of cattle in a straight line, you can see the magnificent artwork in each of the rooms. However, venture too far off and your tour group or family will be washed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

When I visited there was snow on the ground. It was so nice to be able to leave my thick coat, hat, scarf, and gloves in one of the many cloakrooms. Words can not express the beauty to be found inside this palace. Many artists including Rubens and Michelangelo are exhibited in the beautiful rooms. The throne room was exquisite.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I won't bother you with trivial things such as the collections and the interior decoration which are admittedly stunning but I will rather give you helpful guidelines.One cannot see all of it in one visit.You take the museum plan and decide what interests you to see first.Then you start erasing on the plan the rooms you visited.Of course there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Hermitage Museum was a magnificent palace and today it is regarded as one of the most important museums in the world. The story begins with the museum work of art collections, which were privately purchased by the Russian Empress Catherine II. The Winter Palace, since its completion (1762 to 1904), was used as the official winter residence by Russian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Does size matter ? According to the State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace the answer is Yes. This historical palace turned museum, is astounding in size with an almost uncomprehending collection of significant Russian and European artwork, furniture, fashion and structures. Its absolutely incredible and incredibly easy to get lost in its many grand rooms! The throne rooms are spectacular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Just great - wonderful art collections from all over the world, amazing surroundings, fabulous architecture, history and just beauty combined. The tickets cost 400 rubles for foreigners, but only 50 rubles less if you're Russian, not big of a difference, to be honest. You can skip the queue if you get the tickets from the machines that stand right by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This palace and collections are truly amazing. This walk through history is not only beautiful, but it is so vast that you will never see everything in one visit. You could spend weeks here and never see it all. The amount of wealth the Tsar's and Tsarina's had is mind boggling. I feel lucky that they found such pleasure in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was a nice museum. Though they are pretty boring for me personally but I liked the Israeli mosaic work display and couple of old banners, guns in the Guards museum were all also cool.

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Aspley Guise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is amongst the finest museums I have ever visited. The collection is vast and several visits are required to even begin to comprehend its scale and grandeur. The collection includes works by Titian, Rapheal, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Filippo Lippi to name only a few. My favourite is Veronese's "Adoration of the Magi". The collection spans the centuries with fine... More 

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