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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 1,101 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We visited St. Petersburg in mid-August and found it to be a perfect time to be there. The weather was pleasant and the days were long so that we had a full day of sunshine for our visit. We used a Russian travel group, ALLA, for our tour and had only 13 people in our group. The guide spoke perfect... More

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Richmond Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

It is overwhelming. If you combine the Palace with the Art Collection I do not know how you cannot agree it is the top museum in the world. The palace is pristine and the artwork is amazing. Because the Palace is so huge you must just go for the highlights--As with everything Russian it is very confusing just to get... More

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This museum should be on every visitors tick list who visit St Petersbugh this is an impressive building from outside and more so inside especially the main staircase.The number of paintings on show including English,German,French,Italian and others are just so many to see in one visit and i suggest doing a little home work on the paintings on show before... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing place and so much to see. Must have a guide to explain the exhibits and history, as well to move you through the crowds to the more important sights. We were lucky enough to have Ana from Academservice looking after us for 3 days and we got the highlights tour.

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helsinki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You can feel the hitory and the glory that has surrounded the palace and people living in it. You can imagine Rasputin walkin the rooms in rooms out. The spirit of the Russian tsaars on the hallways. Like outside world would not exist. Looking through the Windows you can imagine the poor people outside suffering of hunger and so on.... More

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I think I would need days to see it all, but for me it was so worth it to just walk around the hermitage and see the architecture of the palace. I had 3 hours and was only able to see a bit of one floor. But well worth it even for that brief amount of time!

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Thane, India
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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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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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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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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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