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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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Hemitage is Russia : Hermitage is History

The Hermitage is unlike The Louvre. It does not have imposing lawns or fountains instead it has, in my opinion, the grandest collection of art in the World.I'll not cheapen the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Hermitage is unlike The Louvre. It does not have imposing lawns or fountains instead it has, in my opinion, the grandest collection of art in the World.I'll not cheapen the museum by listing the fabulous artwork but it includes pieces from nomadic Asian tribes to the finest Europe has to offer. Time is the enemy as this collection is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Really a must see on any trip to St. Petersburg. The building itself is part of the museum, not simply the collections. It gives you a glimpse into the decadence of the Romanoff's and makes you understand why the people revolted. Be prepared to walk over 2 kilometers just to see the basics, so wear comfortable shoes. It can get... More 

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Brunswick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Overwhelming doesn't even half state what the effect of experiencing this museum is about. Unfortunately, they don't pace the groups that visit and the result is pretty much chaos. The guides (at least ours did) felt that they had to rush us through all of the rooms, thereby you did not really have a chance to take a lot of... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Hermitage and Winter Palace represent Russian nobility and wealth so immense and magnificent that mere words are inadequate -- you must experience this at least once in your life. The art museum is completely endowed with renaissance, pre- and post-renaissance works from every significant master. Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Raphael, Giotto, della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Monet, Matisse,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful museum set in a glorious series of historic buildings. The interiors are splendid - a visual feast of gold and elaborate mirrors, mouldings, carvings. The art is almost secondary to the setting, but it makes an unsurpassable combination. World class. Allow lots of time, or book a guided tour - ours was excellent and I really... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The major display occupies five buildings forming the Hermitage museum complex. All of them were designed by celebrated architects of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Winter Palace was a residence of the Russian emperors until 1917 and houses exhibitions of European and ancient art. The Treasure Gallery may be seen only on guided tour - tickets purchased at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

you really need a guide to se the hermitage - there is just so much to see, and unless you have 2-3 days, you need someone to show you round the highlights if you are to manage it in only 1 day. Very impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Even if you don't like art, you can't help but being overwhelmed by the magnificent architecture and grand staterooms, reception halls, throne rooms, etc. Inside you're surrounded by marble columns, huge chandeliers and art masterpieces from throughout the ages. If you are part of a tour, be sure to get there early as we were told that only tours can... More 

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Pemberton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Massive place, definitely need a knowledgable guide to maximize your visit. Group tours have priority and early entry which enables you to see the rooms before they become too packed. Will need another visit to see different sections of the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

An incredible and unique collection from across the globe. Under the museum is an army of cats protecting the art from rats.

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