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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 1,096 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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Thane, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The best museum I have ever been in! Wonderful artworks and paintings. Also the maintainance is excellent

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London, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This was my third visit to the city, but fifth visit to what is arguably the best museum in the world. If your first visit to the city, go on a guided tour, but try and return later (in the afternoon when it is not so busy) just to soak up the atmosphere. Don't just look at the exhibits, but... More

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Shady Cove, Oregon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is artwork paradise!!! To do justice, one actually needs two days to see everything!!! This is a "must" attraction in St. Petersburg!!!! Review their website before you go so you can plan your visit. Also, this is not a place to take children. They would be too tempted to touch things and that is a big No No. Security... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have any interest in Russian and European art and history this is the place for you. We only had a couple of hours so made a whistle stop tour of a small part of this vast museum but still managed to see some fantastic pieces of history. Grab the app for your phone before you go and take... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

One of the better museums in the world we have vissited. The wealth of the collection must be immense and it is displayed so well. You need hours to fully appreciate it. The palace is as beautiful as is the collections.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful, beautiful, magical. Or inspiring. Couldn't believe the art work and that we were standing by original pieces. Could easily get 'lost' looking at everything it had to offer. Both the building and the art work were incredible.

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Israel
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

There are so many works of art on display that one visit is hardly enough, especially for art lovers. From Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, the Impressionists - there's something for everyone, not to mention just the experience of wandering through the palace.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing collection of art, in a stunning venue- we even managed to miss big crowds and had a relatively uncrowded afternoon. Unmissable.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The inside and the outside are magnificent. You can feel Czarina Katherine's presence. If you can, buy your tickets ahead of time to avoid standing in line so you have more time to enjoy the art furniture and the magnificent rooms. Unlike the Louvre, all of the items that belonged to the royalty are on display and you get an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This great palace is amazing and have one of the greatest collection of art, sculptors and more. It's better to take a tour, so you will be able to get as much as possible information about the place history and the collections of art that you will see there, also you may visit specific type of collections that are separate... More

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