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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 1,102 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building with a most extensive collection of art and culture on display. Don't let your tour guide rush you through as this is a place that deserves some time spent drinking in the superb art on display. It was rather noisy on the day we went as there seemed to be endless groups of children doing school projects, but... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I am a museum junkie and hit all the museums I can fine. This is an excellent Museum of international value. It was everything I expected. It is massively big and you can have no opportunity to see the entire collection. It's best to get a guide and go to targeted key spots

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

over 3 million artifacts, if you had to see every exhibit for 30 seconds, it would take you 9 years! everything from Van goghs, to da vincis, to beautiful ceilings and chandeliers, highly recommend!!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

It is said one needs a whole year to see all the exhibits in the Hermitage, but our local guide showed us the most outstanding exhibits. There are paintings, graphic works, sculptures. The collections include works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian. A unique collection of Rembrandts and Rubens. An essential stop for those interested in art &... More

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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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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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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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