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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

Address: Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg 190000 , Russia
Phone Number: +7 (812) 710-90-79
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Tue 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

One way to avoid the long lines and crowded rooms, is to not go when everyone else does. No to July and August. When I traveled in mid-Sept. I did not wait 10 minutes to buy my ticket, and then the museum was only a bit more crowded than I liked. One problems with any museum is trying to see... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

An incredible experience. I found myself looking at the internal architecture and forgetting there was priceless art and artifacts being exhibited in the room.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is the "must" place to visit when in St Petersburg. The building is very large, which is typical for Russia. Here you can admire fine art as well as other items which illustrate the history of Russia.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

another building from the early years but has remained as a symbol of how the czars lived in the past and how much wealth they had, inside again russian arts and crafts but its the building itself which grabs you as you walk from room to room

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

There is a lot to see so make sure you have comfortable shoes. The place is beautiful. From furniture to the art work. I generally dont like getting guides as that gives me more freedom to walk around at my own pace ( which is fairly fast) but for anyone who is ok with that i highly suggest you do... More 

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Yamba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This has to be the most amazing gallery on the planet. We only spent 3 hours there, but you could spend weeks, the place is huge. The building itself is just stunning, the history within the walls is incredible. Take a tour guide with you, as there is so much to learn and read about, you couldn't do it on... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The museum is very nice - Very rich in artwork - paintings, sculptures, ceramics with gold...in all 6 facets of the rooms...Beware, it might several days to visit it entirely.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited in December and the Hermitage and winter palace looked magical in the snow. The buildings are lit up beautifully in the evening and over the fesive period they had a magnificent free lighting show on to the buildings and the colours, graphics and music were just magical. You could spend hours in the Heritage and thats exactly what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is a must see and recommend you visit it with a guide, don't go for it alone. It will be worth every penny!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

One of the most somptuous and opulent museum I ever seen. If you visit the city, you definitely must visit Ermitage Museum. The collection of pieces of arts is outstanding... The size of the museum is huge, the richness of the place is priceless and we fall in love with the beauty of the place! Enjoy it.

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