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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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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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Ra'anana, Israel
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Ra'anana, Israel
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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 today 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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St. Petersburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the fabulous items here, so break it up over two days if possible. Definitely buy tickets online before hand to stand in a much shorter entrance line. Photos allowed in most but not all of the rooms. The available cafes have edible food but don't plan on anything delicious. I suggest you mark... More 

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Stockbridge, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Make sure you get tickets for the earliest time you can as the crowds circle around the building perimeter. We had a guide who helped us tremendously as she was able to move us through the throngs but it was impossible to linger anywhere. Also with the thousands of people it was very very hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Museum is very Expansive. way too much to see in a single visit. we toured with a guide and were treated to walking about the whole museum, but only stopping at several locations to view or get full details on certain works. our tour only lasted about 3-4 hours, but we felt we saw enough and were not overloaded.... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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I shouldn't have waited! Maybe 10 years ago it wouldn't have been so so busy. Still very impressive. The highlight for us was the 19th and 20th century art across the square. And there were fewer visitors here. The cafe here was superb.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the top two museums in the world in terms of size and number of antiquities, paintings and other artefacts on display.We chose to use an english speaking private guide arranged for us by our hotel and that proved to be a great success. We spent nearly five hours there moving at quite a pace and still... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is probably the busiest museum in the world - it has over 20,000 visitors per day, so the only way to avoid a bun fight is to take a private evening tour when it is open to small selected groups. Be aware though that this is not cheap, but in return you will not feel claustrophobic and be overcome... More 

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