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Winter Palace of Peter I

Dvortsovaya Emb., 32 | metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 571-84-46
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dvortsovaya Emb., 32 | metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg, Russia
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"winter palace"
in 88 reviews
"large scale"
in 3 reviews
"official residence"
in 3 reviews
"mind boggling"
in 4 reviews
"grand staircase"
in 5 reviews
"throne room"
in 6 reviews
"hermitage collection"
in 3 reviews
"sensory overload"
in 3 reviews
"amazing building"
in 6 reviews
"paintings and sculptures"
in 3 reviews
"imperial russia"
in 3 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 11 reviews
"open to the public"
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"wear comfortable shoes"
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"russian revolution"
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"great art"
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"peacock clock"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a magnificent Baroque Style balding constructed in the mid 17th century. Part of the Hermitage Museum, You can admire the Building itself from the Square

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Reviewed 1 week ago

stunning place to see and just look and experience the design, beauty, size of it. amazing ! has been renovated to look great.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Winter Palace is part of the Hermitage and is simply a stunning palace to house the great art works that Russia owns. It is so opulent and grand, not to be missed and definitely the reason you come to St. Petersburg. We had a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite a visit of 3 hours we hardly scratched the surface. The museum is heaving with beautiful art and other rare pieces collected over the years, A not to miss grandiose palace.

Thank gazza6
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is building on a large scale the rooms are beautiful and filled with gold guiding ,the craftsman ship of the moulding and paintwork is mind boggling, how must this have looked like to the poor Russian trying to scrape a living.the building seem to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

build by Peter the great in early 1700's. it has 24 rooms on the ground floor. Has beautiful use of gold on all four walls and ceilings in several rooms. Dance hall room is modeled after Versailles mirror room. outside has spectacular fountains. the main...More

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-see when visiting St. Petersburg. They have fantastic gardens and a huge display of waterfalls. The palace itself is nice, however, very crowded.

Thank Craign01
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the most amazing and opulent palace museum. Very crowded and huge. To get the most out of a visit (we did 2 visits) you are best to go with a guide as it is easy to get lost and miss things. Also our...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

This another interesting palace to visit but again it was very crowded with Chinese taking selfies. However the square around it is beautiful

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We spent two days in St. Petersburg on our Baltic cruise. We had two 10+ hour days of touring around the city. We went to the Hermitage - preferred the one in Amsterdam - less crowded, though the building is magnificent, Peter and Paul Fortress,...More

1  Thank Sharon C
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hanpinn
2 December 2017|
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Response from Betty P | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Better late than never. If you can afford a guide, then have one. I visited the place without a guide and I think I missed a lot.
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Sabrina L
21 September 2017|
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Response from NORMAN E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in answering your question. The answer is do you wish to get an idea of the history of the place or if you are a history etc buff who delves into every detail of the past. You could spend a day or a week... More
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