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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
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Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and...
Ranked #2 of 1,779 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Immense”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Its amazing that despite the revolution and anti czar feelings, despite WWII, so much was preserved and not simply destroyed. Get on a small tour - DenRus does tours of St. Petersburg with 12 to 13 people. This place is worth the trip to St. Petersburg.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Hermitage Palace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Astounding and outstanding historical icon with so much artistic
displays to see. Absolutely unique.

Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Hermitage/Winter Palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Visited the Hermitage and Winter Palace on our tour with Alla-Tours. We got early entry and it is a fantastic site. Our guide was very knowledgable and gave us a great overview of everything we saw during our visit. A must see when visiting SPB

Visited June 2013
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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Take your time with your favorite painters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

In addition to the imperial splendor of the buildings, this museum has among the most outstanding collections of Rembrandts and of early 20th Century painting (Cezanne, Matisse, Monet, Picasso) in the world. There are also Greek antiquities, etc. Take at least two days to break up your visit. Make sure to buy tickets online in advance; it will save you a TON of time waiting in line. The only negative is the ridiculous behavior of tour groups of all nationalities who literally dash through the museum, shoving you out of the way to take pictures of paintings they don't even bother to look at.

Visited June 2013
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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit for sure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

I liked it, but it's so big that when I finished I had no more energy for anything. It's is so pretty though it's a must go.

Visited July 2012
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