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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 1,033 Attractions 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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Malmö
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A very brief visit of only two hours was to short to explore all art. There was a large staircase with gold trimmings everywhere. Magnificent rooms and the art gallery with paintings from the whole world. Interesting to see the Rembrandt paintings and of course it was a great experience to see DaVinci and Michelangelo in real life. I would... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We spend 1/2 day here and bairly scratched the surface. So much art to see. We will definitely come back and see much more next time. We just hit the highlights this time and focused on the rooms with the masters. The museum is in the Romanov's Winter Palace. Photos outside are a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Yes, this has the largest museum collection in the world with much-trumpeted works of Matisse and other masters which you can only see here but that's not really what stands out about the Hermitage or why people come here. It's not the art, it's the preserved memory of the tsarist era with all its glamour and pathos - so it's... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Hermitage is definitely a must to see if you get the chance to visit the beautiful and cultural city of St Petersburg. You need a lots of time because i couldn't even myself visit all the place in one day so i will back there sometimes. The city is one of my favorite as well. Nothing to compare with... More

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Unusual method of entry - you can buy tickets at automatic booths and then walk past the queues and enter - the queues appear to be for those wanting to pay cash (I think). Once inside take a floor plan guide and decide want you want to see and go for it - the floors are fantastic and the art... More

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

At the outset let me just say that I consider these kinds of museums as dead places that have nothing to do with the present moment which is where I live. They are suffocating with trapped energy made worse by the teeming crowds and hordes of people (increasingly the Chinese) who have no interest or appreciation in the art or... More

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Rimini, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Hermitage is fantastic, but it would help to have more indications for the visitors who do not have a guide... It's very dispersive, with a massive series of rooms running in parallel. I realized ex post that I missed several of the best pieces of the museum. Also, in some rooms or on some items, there are no English... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The Hermitage is an amazing museum of art from around the world. The museum is in the Romanov's Winter Palace and it is absolutely lovely. In order to fully enjoy this museum, plan on spending a few hours. And maybe a 2nd visit. There is a great gift shop and a cafe also in case you get hungry.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Every room was filled with countless wonders. Beautiful architecture and history combined to enhance your new knowledge of Russia.

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scotland
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A very brief visit of only two hours did not do justice to this magnificent museum and art gallery of originals. The first experience of going up the large staircase with gold trimmings everywhere just gets better and better as you move through the different rooms. Eventually, sad to say, it becomes "culture overload" on one visit and when you... More

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