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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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Ranked #4 of 1,144 things to do in St. Petersburg
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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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A must-see when you're in St. Petersburg. There's so much to see, so it's better to set aside enough time in your itinerary. Splendid rooms and awesome collection that will leave you impressed! Would definitely love to come back again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Set aside a good amount of time for this. 4hrs at the minimum if you plan to be quick. There is so much to see. Entry is really affordable and there are some real gems to see inside. Not to mention the state rooms themselves! At the moment, all the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist work is over the square in the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Perhaps the top attraction in St. Petersburg! If you are limited on time, stay on the main floor and do the circle. If you are from the West, you will see that the Russians had impeccable taste & great attention to detail. True royal blood!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I could literally write all day about this place but i'll stick to the specifics. Its about 500 rubles to get in and you have to buy an extra 250 ruble ticket for your camera although nobody asked us for this or checked if we had one. There is a free cloakroom to leave your coats and bags and plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

At first - dont make mistakes with the tickets. Hermitage sells online-tickets for 17,5 USD online - however, now there are also 6 ticket-machines right/left at the main entrance from Admiraliteyskaya-square (3 for payments in cash and 3 for payments with creditcard!) - and here the tickets are just 400 RUR(its already the higher foreigners price!)!! 65 RUR-1 USD....so, saving... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The rooms are fantastic and seem to really depict what life would have been like for the Emperors down the years. The art is fantastic, going in February meant that we could see all the artwork we wanted without any queues at all. The only disappointment is that most of the impressionist painters have been moved to a different museum.

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous museum , art museum has so many types of art from around the world . The building itself is very beautiful and impressive . The rooms are amazing every wall art in itself . Russia's history that is reflected in the art museum . Catherine the Great left a huge mark on the world in the purchase of her... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

You could spend a week there there is heaps to see worth. If you visit St. Petersburg You must visit hermitage

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We have been to many museums around the world. This one is the best. Get an audio guide, do a bit of research before. The palace rooms, the art work, etc all amazing. Even my kids liked like. We zipped through in 4 hours but for art lovers..you need much longer if not a few days. We got overloaded. Also... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Wow. This museum is really, really impressive. Tips: Get a guided tour. We had a guide, and I think that is a smart move since there is to many things to see and read...

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