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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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Amazing museum.

Need to really spent a couple of days to see some of the major treasures. We really enjoyed this visit. Long walks, very impressive structure and planning.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Need to really spent a couple of days to see some of the major treasures. We really enjoyed this visit. Long walks, very impressive structure and planning.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If you can only do one thing this would be the place to go. There is more history in this building than outside of this building. There are displays that you can not see anywhere outside of Russia. Drive by everything else, but spend your time here.

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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is one of the things you must do when you are in Petersburg. Amazing art collection (Rembrandt, da Vinci, Rafael, Goya and others), breathless view all over palace. If you are not going to guide you should get audio guide to get the full experience. One of my favorite stuff to see is a peacock clock in the Museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Like all great museums, there is a daunting amount of stuff to see in one visit. There are also huge amounts of people which can make moving around and seeing things a bit of a challenge. The paintings are wonderful, but so is the building itself, so set aside a day and take your time. Be warned - the toilet... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

A must see!! If you only visit one place in Saint Petersburg this should be it! Be sure to reserve the day to explore many beautiful artifacts inside of this museum. This is the kind of place that has a huge amount of different masterpieces to see. Even during a busy morning time we were able to see most of... More 

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Its easy to see how they had a revolution in Russia. The gold, the wealth the opulence is really amazing. Rome, Paris, Versailles all the great Palaces of the World are not remotely as beautiful as this Palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently visited The Hermitage Museum for the second time. As with my first visit, it was incredibly crowded and difficult to navigate. The typical tourist I saw was only interested in taking photos of paintings and not interested in appreciating the artwork. How can they when they are with large tour groups and limited in time? On this visit... More 

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Splendid art collection! Too much to detail here. If you don't have a tour guide purchase the audio guide. You will not derive the joy from the art if you do not have the commentary to go with it. Probably need 2 or 3 days alone to see everything here. I had only a few hours with a tour guide.... More 

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Like many of SpB attractions the plan should be to get there as early as possible in order to beat the crowds - this is the case for the Hermitage. So much to see and so little time to see it, so if you can, plan to be there a full day or return later

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If you expect a lost you will get much over your the most optimistic expectations. Museum is simply amazing. You can find Goya, Rembrandt, da Vinci, Rafael, Tizian and many more. Unfortunarely, Caravaggio wasn't there and I hope you will have more luck with it. It is not only about callections, IT is also the place that leaves you completely... More 

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