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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
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Ranked #2 of 1,852 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.
Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you are fond of arts and culture the HERMITAGE is really the place for you. Notice that you need more than one visit to see some of the collections exposed but still even one time is worth every second spent there.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

The Hermitage is a unique place with amazing collections. One can spans days walking around the spectacular rooms and reviewing the paintings, sculptures and great history. Prepare yourselves for at least 3-4 hours, preferably with a guide to take you around.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Spectacular museum. Our guide said that someone had calculated that if someone took 30 seconds to view each of the 3,000,000 pieces of art and artifacts, it would take 2 1/2 years. I believe it. Way more than can be absorbed in a couple of hours. We used SpB tours and somehow had an easy entrance timed just right. If you go on your own, be prepared for long lines at the entry. A good guide will get you right in, and know how to get you through the crowds in optimal time. Regardless, this museum is a true "must see".

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Many of the great art treasures of the world are here, of course, and its worldwide reputation goes before it.
BUT: it is HUGE! It would take years to get around the place if you looked even for just a few seconds at every object. So plan in advance what you want to see and stroll past everything else, glancing as you pass.
Be prepared for huge crowds, queues, and slo-o-ow moving coach parties with their own pushy guides. Don't be intimidated by these guides, who will try to move you aside to let their group see whatever you may be looking at - they have no more right to be there than you do!

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Amazing collection, not to be missed.I have never seen anything like it except maybe for the Lourve in Paris.

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