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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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There's n other word for it...it's HUGE!

Vast and impressive state museum; there is a lot to see. Be prepared to queue to get on, but it's worth it. Beware - because of the fluctuating ruble, the online ticket price is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Vast and impressive state museum; there is a lot to see. Be prepared to queue to get on, but it's worth it. Beware - because of the fluctuating ruble, the online ticket price is about 3 times the amount you pay at the ticket office!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A must see in St Petersburg !!!! Fantastic collection of art with a sense of the grandeur and cultural wealth of St Petersburg. Was part of our two day w TJ Travel. We spent approx. 3-4hours but you could spend a year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The tickets are not expensive, and therefore buy the tickets online before you go to Russia. You have to exchange the print out to real tickets, but then you can jump the line and get fat to the security control. The lines are long in the mornings, but the place is so big that this gets less after just a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of the world's great museums in an historic space essentially started by Empress Eluzabeth then much altered by Catherine who created the Hermitage to house her personal collection of great masters. Two Da Vinci, 2 Rapahel, a room of Rembrandt, great Dutch masters, Renaissance painting, a room of Canova marbles so much one could spend days here all in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Hermitage is massive, our guide said that if you spent 1 minute looking at each item you'd be there for eleven years straight! lots of different exhibits for all art tastes. Can get a little boring if you're not into portrait art but lots of decor to admire

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I stayed at The Official Hermitage State Hotel and was assisted by the excellent staff at the front desk. I told them I had been to the Hermitage before and was interested in impressionist and post impressionist art, what could they recommend? They said thought there are many fine galleries in Saint Petersburg I might be interested in a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I realized this at the last minute, and because we were on a private tour arrangements were made so we could visit both. The Old Master include DaVinci, El Greco, and many of the most incredible things you will see. The Impressionist Gallery was not crowded, and I thought it was world-class; Picasso, Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne...it was fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Just amazing. This is, of course, a must-see if you visit St. Petersburg. We had an excellent tour guide who moved us through, assuring we saw and understood everything of importance in yet another display of the beautiful architecture in this gorgeous city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I agree with the greatest sensory overload review. You could spend a year here and still go back for more. This museum is one of the most impressive in the world. I think it's best to have a guide as we did so the highlights can be handpick end otherwise it's just too overwhelming. Of course the highlights are those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Of things to see in the world, the Hermitage has to be on the bucket list. If you do a private tour in St Petersburg extend for at least another couple of hours. This place is seriously big, it has over 3 million pieces. You will never see everything, so pick what you are most interested in and also just... More 

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