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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

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Address: Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg, Russia
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+7 812 710-90-79
10:30 - 18:00
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Wed 10:30 - 21:00
Thu - Tue 10:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is housed in...

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.

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Most beautiful building and museum

This most beautiful building and museum really lives up to the hype. Once you are inside it is difficult to say where the Winter Palace ends and the Hermitage begins but as they... read more

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Rod G
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today NEW

This most beautiful building and museum really lives up to the hype. Once you are inside it is difficult to say where the Winter Palace ends and the Hermitage begins but as they are both breathtakingly attractive it doesn't really matter. A tip for those of you on cruise visa exception excursions i.e. where you have to be on an... More 

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One of the greatest and most beautiful museum in the world. Too big to be visited in one day, need to come back.

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Foster City, California
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What a beautiful unique and colorful building! Just staring at it from the Hydrofoil ride made me so high and appreciative of such a beauty!

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Newport Beach, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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This museum was included in our SPB two day deluxe tour of St. Petersburg. We were do glad to be a part of small group guided tour as any effort to tour on your own would be nearly impossible. The Hermitage exceeded our expectations.

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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We had very little time in Saint Petersburg so could not, unfortunately, enjoy the exhaustive art collection. However, we did spend ample time in the state rooms. The opulence and splendor are incomparable and just that experience alone was worth the visit.

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First of all, prices. 700 rubles per person for general admission. WTF? Then, their system of selling tickets. It just doesn't work! Terminals are not properly tested, giving errors all the time and totally non user friendly. The whole entrance procedure is a mess, and don't be surprised if staff or guards will shout on you... They have lots of... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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We had an afternoon at the Hermitage, there was so much to see that you needed a lot more time. I will certainly go again if I have another trip to St.Petersburg

Thank kiwinorfolk
Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace are so beautiful it makes you gasp and takes your breath away. I was on a guided tour with an excellent guide and head phones to explain some of the paintings and rooms. Beware of pickpockets as one guy in our group got robbed just walking across the road. Very busy but unforgettable memories.... More 

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Rethymnon, Greece
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Beautiful building with countless works of art. Exhibits from many cultures, artifacts that represent almost all movements and many "well known" pieces.

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We had a wonderful private guided tour around the Hermitage which avoided the awful large, shepherded groups. 20,000 people a day visit the Hermitage so if you don't like crowds, pick your time to visit (i.e. early or late!) There is so much to see there and so much history. Having (an older) private guide with experience really brought the... More 

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