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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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We were visiting this Museum as a part of the group tour. With a local guide, walking us through the highlights in two hours. Then on our own for another two hours. Just not... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were visiting this Museum as a part of the group tour. With a local guide, walking us through the highlights in two hours. Then on our own for another two hours. Just not enough time to be awe in every corner of this massive palace. This museum needs another three full days to a week to wonder on our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are not enough words in my vocabulary to adequately describe the Hermitage. It is simply amazing and a must see for any visitor to St. Petersburg. The real problem is that there is not enough time, even with a 3 or 4 hour tour. The place is huge and treasures are beyond belief.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Much bigger than I expected! We spent a few hours there but were only able to see a fraction. Particularly enjoyed the ancient mummy, the old armoury and the paintings. It can get very busy so get a guide rather than trying to do it alone. Well worth a visit but wear comfy shoes!

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Thank Helen J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

...while in St Petersburg. But make sure you will reserve the whole day for it. It's huge and needs time to discover all the beauty and art it hides inside itself. I would suggest to buy tickets in advance (there is internet option I believe), because in the time of high season the line can take a while. If you... More 

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the museum on a tour of the city for five hours. We had a guide and I would strongly recommend that you not visit the attraction on your own. This was my favourite museum I have ever been to in my life. I recommend it most highly.

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Thank Ken1949
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is one of the biggest museums that I've ever been to. It has everything related to art. I recommend everyone who goes there to have either a map or a tour guide since if u enter by urself without knowing where to go u'll end up getting lost. All the pieces are wonderful but so similar to each... More 

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Thank Lionel S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You cannot miss this attraction when you visit St Petersburg. The wealth and power Russian Tsars had in the past is really beyond imagination! We did queue for a while (30-45mins) to get tickets so you might want to consider getting the tickets in advance. But definitely a must visit! The palace itself is so so luxurious. Can't believe a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of things to see so buy a two-day entrance ticke and a private guide.Be there early so that not many visitors are there and you can walk around easily. the museum cafeteria is not bad if you are going to spend the whole day and need a break

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well obviously it's mind blowing! I'm a history buff and this was amazing for me. From the staircase to the throne - wow! Just be prepared. It's a lot of walking and a lot of stairs. There are cafes on the ground level and by the end you'll need to visit - you're not allowed bottles of water on your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you have very limited time as we had, do yourself a favor and visit the Hermitage for at least 2-3 hours. It's a gorgeous palace with amazing masterpieces. They have kiosks where you can buy tickets with credit cards without the enormous lines. If you have kids with you, after obtaining adult tickets at such a kiosk, go... More 

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