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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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As featured in 3 days in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Dehradun, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

what a museum.wow!if you looked at all its exhibits spending about a minute on every one it will take around 11 years to see all the exhibits.Pablo Picaso,rembrats,da vinci and othere original works,rare scuptures and furniture.unmatched,definitely worth a visit one maniac patient destroyed a painting by throwing acid on it and slashing it.It took 11 yaesr for the painting to... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Hermitage, but we were part of a cruise tour, and really felt rushed to get through the place in the allocated time. The palace is awesome and this history fascinating. I would strongly recommend getting in a tour group or getting the audio tour, which is available in multiple languages. You really need... More

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Albion, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is the Hermitage. It could take years to see everything. The architecture is worth the admission. The winter palace has a tremendous history dealing with the revolution. Long lines to get in

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Missouri City, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Its a museum, a palace and exhibition hall. It is huge and loaded with must see paintings. We spend half a day here with a great guide and only scratched the surface. Unless you have day(s) to wonder around strongly recommend going in small guided group with clear understanding of what you will see and not see.

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dublin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

the Hermitage was fantastic.the marble and gold entrance hall was wonderful.we hired a private car and guide,it was worth it as she showed the brillant collections and was very knowledgeable. room after room of treasures Rembrants and Di Vincis you were so close to not like other musemes.there is so much to see it would take you days that is... More

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Colorado
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Hermitage has been on my bucket list for years and I was not disappointed. The beauty of the palace and the amazing collection of art (pre-historic to impressionistim) surpassed my expectations. A guide brought us to the highlights. Without her, we could have easily been "misplaced" and would have missed seeing important works in the time alloted.

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San Diego, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Stunning collection of art and artifacts. The Hermitage is a must see for Petersburg; the palace itself (even without the art) would be a day tour. They say that if you spent 2 seconds with each piece on display it would take a week to see it all. I don't doubt it, so plan your visit! I did a quick... More

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We were on a tour so only had a couple of hours here. The building alone is amazing!! Every room we entered had the Wow factor! I would go back to St Petersburg just to spend more time here.

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Seeing the outside walls and windows already gives the eremitage a mighty look ... seeing the inside, the halls, the paintings, the small and big surprises lets one feel the dignity and passion of human being ... The eremitage ist a man made Palace ... full of wonder

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San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It is a little overwhelming, but shouldn't be missed. If you have a guide like we did (KJoy Travel), then she can bring you to the highlights and you can maximize your time

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