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“Excellent but watch out for pickpockets”

State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace
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Ranked #2 of 1,837 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Fee: Yes
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 September 16, 2013

The building and contents is amazing but watch out for pickpockets. A guy in our group had his wallet stolen from thigh pocket, and before he had finished the tour and reported it to police, they had already taken several hundred pounds from accounts and also phoned UK trying to get more money sent to them.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

There is just so much art here, you could spend days. Our tour guide from spb did a great job of showing us the highlights. You will not find tons of Russian works showcased here however.

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We booked our tour with DenRus and it included a half day visit to Hermitage you could spend a month and not get bored, Ive never seen such an extensive opulant museme anywhere in the world the place was very crouded but their was only 5 in our group and our guide Lisa was very informative i dont know how you would manage to see much if you were in a large group.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I have been to the Hermitage twice, spending many hours there each time. It is as breathtaking each time as you would expect it to be. The Louvre, the Metropolitan, the British Museum and the Hermitage - they are each unique and equals.

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Reviewed September 15, 2013

If you are visiting at the height of tourist season, this may not be the best use of your time as it was so crowded as to be almost impossible to move through. However, it was very impressive and seemed to be endless in size. If you are an art lover, then it is probably a must see. If you are not and have been to the Louvre to Paris, then you might want to spend your time elsewhere. But it was very impressive, crowds and all.

Thank Ken and Karen C
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