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Reviewed January 4, 2020 via mobile

We bought the two day integrated ticket and went to the main Hermitage Palace on the first day and the Staff building on the second day.

We arrived early and there was no queue to get through security but by the time we left in the afternoon there was a very long queue.

Don’t take a break for lunch in the cafe because you cannot get back in! Go before or after looking at the art.

There are many steep steps without railings at one place. There are lifts between floors.

The Staff Building is in contrast to the Winter Palace opposite. The palace itself is jaw dropping as well as all the treasures within. The Staff building is all about the art and the architecture supports showing the art in the best way possible.

We spent two hours just on the fourth floor going from room to room admiring so many stunning works by Matisse, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso, Renoir, Degas, Rodin, Bonnard etc etc

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rarisang
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Reviewed December 23, 2019

The General staff building is located in front of Hermitage Museum, if you buy an integrated tickets you may visit both the Hermitage Museum and this one.

This wonderful museum contains a huge number of Impressionism paints of French artists and a lot of Romantic period paints; it is a perfect way to finish the visit to Hermitage Museum.

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

Splendid square, so harmonious and nice. The huge 600 tons granite column at the center is the masterpiece and same as the gate on the opposite side they celebrate the victory of Russia against Napoleon in 1812.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed November 26, 2019

Excellent Museum with Beautiful Paintings. Tour Guide Marina from ULKOtours very Hospitable and Knowlegdeable.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2019

There are usually temporary exhibitions in this building. It is also much less crowded than other parts of the Hermitage and therefore more pleasant.

Date of experience: September 2019
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