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“If you are interesting in Art and History highly advice you to visit Saint-Petersburg Main Museum!”

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 1,781 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.
St. Petersburg, Russia
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“If you are interesting in Art and History highly advice you to visit Saint-Petersburg Main Museum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

One of the greatest and biggest collections of paintings, sculptures, engravings, applied-art items and other. First visit the Ambassador Staircase, The Field-marshal's Hall, the Armorial Hall, St.George's Hall to look interior decoration of tzar's times. St.Peter's memorial throne room is closed unfortunately because of restoration. Continue a walk visiting the New Hermitage and The Pavilion Hall with the Peacock Clock, mosaics and fountains. Then enjoy paintings and sculptors of great Italian, Spanish, Dutch masters. Also must visit the 2nd floor (impressionists).

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Me and da Vinci!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Too many superlatives for this huge, unbelievable place containing unbelievable art. Try to find a day when it's not packed, if possible. I really lucked out on a Wednesday morning and had many rooms all to myself--really! I was the only person, other than the docent, in the huge room containing the 2 da Vinci madonnas. I was able to consider both of them for a long time, and appreciate this total master even more than I did before.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“a 2 day pass isn't enough!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

Just to be in a room with not 1 but 2 of Leonardo da Vinci;s paintings was incredible. It really is like one magnificent sweety shop for art lovers. Rubens, Gainsborough, Titans, Raphael the whole place took my breadth away. The decorative arts amazing. You must take the Diamond and Gold room tour at an additional 300 Roubles to your entry ticket. Priceless gold and diamond objects some dating back to 4BC in perfect condition. You could spend 3 years inside the building and still only glaze over it. Plan your visit and its worth getting the App for your iphone on the Hermitage. Plan which collections you want to see, because no matter how wonderful everything is, you will eventually get museumed out!

Visited October 2013
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“Surprisingly really...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

I wasn't expecting my six year old to be at all interested in the Hermitage but he really enjoyed the knights hall and Ancient Egypt.

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“Wonderful art gallery and pallace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

The art gallery is huge and contains many wonderful paintings of the grand masters including da Vinci's Madonna and Child. Rooms in the Palace have been decorated as they would have been in the Tsar's time but didn't quite match our National Trust Properties. Lovely views of the estuary from the windows.

Visited October 2013
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