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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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As featured in 3 days in St. Petersburg
Ranked #6 of 1,009 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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Chicago
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214 reviews 214 reviews
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I hired a private guide through our cruise ship and were the first ones into the Hermitage . We had an unbelievable tour and literally had every astounding room full of objet d'art to ourselves. We'd read that it would be crowded and hot and the wait to get in quite lengthy so finding ourselves in this... More

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Houston, Texas USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

And get a tour guide! The history and the breadth of art will astound anyone! 2.4 million pieces of art is quite hard to imagine and obviously not all is on display. Catherine the great really went to town accumulating this collection.

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north devon
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This such a massive museum spread over several buildings, that it would take an age to see everything. The Winter Palace building is awesome, with fantastically ornate ceilings (some ceilings have a 'mirror image' on the floor), much gilding, and wonderful furniture. As for the exhibits - well, take your pick. If you have a particular interest, try to get... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

You enter the palace court yard and you feel that Russian Empire times...And you imagine how it was here back to 1917, when reds stormed these gates and the building... You go through the doors and realize there is actually several queues there and the chaos, as nobody gets where to go. No signs, nothing to direct you in the... More

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Zug, Switzerland
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Where to begin? It is overwhelming, on a class with the Louvre in Paris. Just the art itself would be enough reason to visit, but add to it the vast palace itself with its gilded rooms, the alabaster items, the jewelry, etc, etc. An entire day inside is barely enough. If you only have time for one attraction in St.... More

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Hermitage looks marvellous from the outside and even better inside. Filled with wonderful objets d'art, paintings, exquisite rooms filled so ornate from the painted ceilings all the way down to the splendid floors. A lot of visitors - advise to get there early and go with a good guide to lead you to the important exhibits.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

On par with the Louvre and the Vatican. You could spend days in there. It is Western European art though. For Russian art, go to the Russian museum. Recommendation: there are automatic tellers to buy the tickets that allows you to cut queues.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The museum is absolutely stunning. So many magnificent works. We could spend there several days. You can feel the power of the tsar's time.

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San Diego CA
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

There are 3 MILLION exhibits here and there will not be enough time for you to see even a fraction of what this place has to offer. It is only second in size to the Louvre, but highly impressive. You can take your camera in and take photos, but most will come out poor since you cannot use flash and... More

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Dubai
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Very great and beautiful museum. Don't miss this attraction. its very crowded and little hot inside. the paintings and arts were brilliant. it takes more than one day to visit all parts. full of everything about Russian history and culture. Recommended.

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