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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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The best museum we've ever visited!

Absolutely stunning! You could spend a whole day here. Room upon room of beautiful exhibits. Worth getting a guided tour. We used a guy outside who offered to show us the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If you are not an expert then take a guided tour and save a lot of time. The layout is confusing and the choice is bewildering. My personal view is to do the Diamond collection and skip the Gold collection as there is overlap. The guide hinted that they would amalgamate both soon. Allow two days to enjoy at your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning! You could spend a whole day here. Room upon room of beautiful exhibits. Worth getting a guided tour. We used a guy outside who offered to show us the best bits in an hour as we were pushed for time. He only charged us 400 roubles! Well worth it and he was so knowledgeable. We will definitely return.

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Lake Geneva
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Hermitage as a building is worth seeing, but it is so full of art, you would need days (they say years) to do i justice. We spent one day in the main Palace, and another at the General Staff Building. This is a must, not only for the art but also for the beauty of the restoration of this... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Realy a truly beautiful place. Those big great halls, corridors, paintings and everything else, is just breathtaking! Visit it, but come early!

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Tehran, Iran
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

It is just spectacular. 5 grand palaces that hold one of the most extensive art collections in the world. Just walking in the palaces takes 3-4 hours, if you are an art lover then put aside some days just for this place.

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Hermitage Palace is a must for everyone visiting St. Petersburg. It is highly recommended to buy entrance tickets in advance in internet to avoid hours-long queus, especially during weekend. Luckily you can buy ticket with a credit card from a vending machine - only 10 people before you. Do not forget to bring a tourist guide book with... More 

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kent
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

No words can describe the opulence of this historic building. Be prepared to get lost and make sure you wear comfy footwear. Its the rooms that outshine the works of art here, you won't go home disappointed......my advice don't miss it.

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jaipur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Spent two days in the museums just managing to see the highlights.Essential to take a map and mark out your area of interest. The museum staff in the room were very helpful in pointing out directions when you get lost.The sheer number of of masterpieces leaves you feeling dazed..

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hong kong
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

It really is amazing and everything we had heard. Although April was cold (snow on the ground) it was worth it as the cruise ships cannot get to St P's until May so the crowds were not there in the museum and we could see everything at leisure. There is so much to see tho' you will be disappointed not... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This place is beyond belief, it matters little what type of art you are interested in, or for that matter what you are interested in, the quality, size, splendour and majesty will sweep you away. We arrived early on Sunday morning (it closes on Mondays) and had to wait about 1/2 an hour to enter - be prepared, you'll need... More 

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