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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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State hermitage museum

Awesome! Need to have loads of time to see this wonderful place. Although our group with Alla Tours, we had early entry into the museum, it was still very crowded. But once... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome! Need to have loads of time to see this wonderful place. Although our group with Alla Tours, we had early entry into the museum, it was still very crowded. But once inside our guide was able to give us wealth of information, and did not feel rushed. Ideal for solo travellers who could spend lot more time in this... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Officially named the State Hermitage Museum, this is probably the most visited site seeing event in St. Petersburg. And it is well worth the visit, though one should schedule at least one full day for a visit. You should also be prepared for large tour groups milling around in most of the exhibition holds and in front of toilets, which... More 

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Bielefeld, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

1. Free entry for students (any nationality), so bring your Id. I forgot my student Id but showed them my health insurance card. Apparently they don't notice and just check the "valid until" date. 2. Audio guide is held like a phone. No provided head phones, although there is a possibility to stick in headphones. We recommend to bring you... More 

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will experience an extensive art collection second only to the Louvre in Paris. Buy tickets on the internet to avoid long lines. You will benefit from the works of all world famous artists. You need time. If possible, use more than one day in the museum because it can be difficult to digest all impressions in one day.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

by far, in my opinion, this is the best attraction the city of st. petersburg can offer. a fabulous place by all counts. big and huge compleax.a very big courtyard in front. the hermitage museum is superb.one of the greatest in the world. definitely at par with Louvre in Paris. the whole complex have six buidings and the museum itself... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is obviously lots to see here (way more than we could take in on our short visit) so we focused on the palace rooms. Those rooms were impressive and our private guide did a great job of explaining the history. The main disappointment is that the museum pieces are sometimes not well presented and the buildings are poorly maintained.

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The crowds are beyond belief although the museum is extraordinary. We felt there was much we didn't see because they take all the tours through the same rooms. It is also a little discouraging to know all of this was re-built after wwii. I wouldn't miss it, but in some ways its disappointing.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not to be missed when visiting St Petersburg. Unfortunately EVERYONE else is also visiting, either get there early or be part of a small tour group that can skip the lines and get one in some of the lesser visited rooms. All the Impressionists are now to the east in a beautiful newly renovated building without the crowds.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes a place where you can imagine the feeling of being a royal. From the jewels to just about every room. We had a guided tour and it made the difference. I would go back

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Neuss, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is huge, the building itself is very beautiful and is worth to look at. The collection of paintings and sculptures from different cultures and centuries is impressive. Especially I liked the old Byzantium. One day is not enough to see and enjoy everything.

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