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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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Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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 was better than many museums I visited, but boy it is crowded! August is a busy month. I was lucky I got in there with an organized tour and the agency took me in before the... read more

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was better than many museums I visited, but boy it is crowded! August is a busy month. I was lucky I got in there with an organized tour and the agency took me in before the museum was opened but on the way out we had to make our way through the crowds. The only bad side that out... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been in few museums around the world. Louvre, National Palace Museum in Taipei and others with rich collections. The Hermitage is impressive for the collection and the architecture of the rooms. Skip the long queue and buy ticket in advance, specially if you have children. They have a special entrance for e-tickets and is very convenient. Map is... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

OK, here we go. I've never seen such place and was totally fascinated by its vast size, the beauty of its architecture and style and the unbelievable number of art pieces there. I'm not an art fun but spending two hours was enough for nothing basically. I think I walked the half of it and saw the 10% of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A grear museum at the heart of the city. Deffinetely deserves a few hours of visit! Look specially at the floors, at the ceilings, everything's just mesmerizing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although the museum complex has more than 1000 rooms, we did it for less than 2 hours with kids. We knew ecxactly which rooms might be the most impressive for kids, took the map and went directly there, including Malakhitovaya komnata, Grand ball room, etc. Kids were not even tired and very inspired by the interiors and Imperiors lifestyle. Of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It goes without saying that The Hermitage has priceless pieces of art, what sets this museum apart from The Met and The Louvre is that the room themselves are pieces of art. Not a surprise given that it is a former palace but wow, you'll find yourself looking at the rooms and hallways as much as the art.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in St. Petersburg and don't plan to visit the Hermitage, just go anywhere else and don't come back. This is one of the most important museums in the world. Beautiful surroundings, too, the very center of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is massive. You could find a variety of paintings by famous painters. I really enjoyed. The entrance of the museum was really impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is one of the largest art collections in the world so you will need a whole day. I went out of peak season and was still amazed at how busy it was, a must see!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think the museum is full of cool stuffs, I can't help to view each painting and artifact with awe. The museum is very grand and I think it is very worth it to go for :)

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