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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

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Address: Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
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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
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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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If you're going to St. Petersburg, you will definitely see the Hermitage. We spent a day there and it wasn't enough - truly one could spend a couple of days seeing everything.

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Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you're going to St. Petersburg, you will definitely see the Hermitage. We spent a day there and it wasn't enough - truly one could spend a couple of days seeing everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. It offers a wide variety of exhibitions, so each one can choose to see the ones they judge most interesting if in a rush. The interiors of the palace are also worthy of a visit, along with the impressionists gallery in the opposite building to the winter palace.

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Incredible as one would expect. I thought there would be more artefacts but was not disappointed. There were many more paintings and sculptures than I'd thought. I would compare it to The Louvre. Magnificent experience though i am glad I was on a tour and didn't need to queue. We were treated to an acapella performance inside... no idea what... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The collection here is magnificent. The new exhibition of impressionists and post-impressionists (in a separate building) is exceptional. This is what the Russian elite collected, not what Russian artists created. Still, it is an essential stop in St Petersburg. Look for hidden corners like Byzantine art or Islamic Art, as well as the blockbusters on the main tour route

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What else can you say about this attraction. It's a must visit and you might want to get tickets in advanced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I spent two days there but still not enough to see all the history and antiquities. The State Room and malachite room were especially impressive

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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is rather difficult to express how it is impressing. The state's restoration effort for the building and for the exhibited art articles is beyond the imagination.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take a camera. This museum is Huge. We spent about 1.5hrs inside and only saw about half of what it contains. Make sure you get a map before entering. They have convenient luggage storage an cloak room. A very memorable experience and insight into the history of not only Russia but the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beat the crowds by organizing private tour . Sis and I were spared the long wait in half kilometer queue by organising private tour- just Olga the guide and Anton the driver with slick car.and us. Lovely Olga had us at the front of the queue and we were in, in just a snap of fingers. Sure the palace is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could spend months at that museum and still have something you have not seen. From history of the earliest time to our century, exhibitions, art book shop - take your time to research and enjoy.

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