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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 1,065 Attractions in St. Petersburg
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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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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Don't forget your soft healed sneakers for this day in St. Petersburg. There are many, many, many rooms with lots of gilding and all maner of art.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

The special exhibition of dresses was superb. The library was the most beautiful library I have ever seen. There was much more to see than the paintings.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The Hermitage is the crown jewel of St Petersburg, precious enough in itself. We have a focus on renaissance art which made it easier to bear down and see our highlights-but the lucky traveller with more than a few hours to spend will be rewarded. Comfortable shoes and clothing will help, and don't forget security will not admit large backpacks... More

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Minneapolis
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I was so lucky to have a full day tour of The Hermitage with the tour out of Viking River Cruises. If you want to know some of its past, read the book "The Madonna's of Leningrad" which talks about St. Petersburg/Leningrad during the hard times of WWII when the Nazis surrounded the city and people starved. Much of the... More

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Alamo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

To really savor the museums exhibits you need to spend 3 days at least. The gold room was not what I was expecting but is well worth the time to go through it. There was a fantastic exhibit of clothes worn by the nobility in the time of the Tzars. It is well worth the time.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Visiting the Hermitage and the Winter Palace and looking out onto the Palace Square gives one an awesome feeling of "greatness". St Petersburg is just that - an all round feeling of Russian greatness. So much history and culture, art and music....

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HK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There are so many collections. Their english web site are full of informations. It is better read it before going. Off peak season particularly after September (Cruise season) may even be better. However, it can be cold and wet and be prepared to line up at the cloak room. It will be more enjoyable if you have a art expert... More

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Zedelgem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful palace, beautiful colors of building and wonderful museum with large collection of painting and jewelry,

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Thankfully we had an expert guide from St. Petersburg to shepherd us through the vast offerings of the Hermitage: The largest Rembrandt collection in the world, an impressive array of impressionists tucked as they were in a badly-lit upstairs gallery, period clothing, special entrance to the "Gold Room", huge halls, a view of lovely gardens through the windows, tapestries, dishes,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Hermitage is one of the most important museums in the world. There you can see from Ancient Egypt art to modern France paintings. I spent almost 8 hours inside Hermitage and could visit around 60% of it! Fantastic museum!

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