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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

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Address: Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg 190000, 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 and exhaustive museum

This place was just so grand. I am absolutely short of words to describe its beauty and content but I'll try my best. Rated as one of the top 3 museums in the world and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was just so grand. I am absolutely short of words to describe its beauty and content but I'll try my best. Rated as one of the top 3 museums in the world and rightfully so. When you visit this pace make sure you keep the whole day free. It's large and it's exhaustive. You may want to book... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a truly stunning museum. There are apparently some 3 million exhibits which belong to the Hermitage, of which 10% are on display at any one time. It is huge, and would be easy to get lost, so it is well worth using a tour guide, who is qualified to show you around this museum. We chose a company... More 

Thank Kevin110157
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I will DEFINITELY go back. Everything is absolutely amazing. The building, decorations, architecture, and of course the art!! 10/10 must-see! Entrance is not expensive at all compared to museums in other countries and students don't have to pay anything at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Set out first thing in the morning ---you'll need time to see all the things you want to see. Have a plan because you will not be able to see the entire place in one shot. Bathrooms are clean and free. There was a man selling roasted chestnuts from his cute little cart just outside the building, in case you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wish i would have spent more time here... We spent about 5 hours or so, and i dont feel like i seen very much of it. The Hermitage is an amazing building, with art on every wall of every room, i especially enjoyed the rooms that were set up as they were in the palace, it was extremely interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have visited Buck House or the House of Lords in London and were impressed, then you will be blown away by the Winter Palace (or Hermitage as it is now known). Room after room of stunning architecture, art, jewellery, crockery, marble, glass, malachite... it has to be seen to believed. As a history teacher, of particular highlight for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow. I have visited many museums and art galleries but none match up to the Hermitage. You do need to plan your visit because it would take weeks to see all that is on display. The areas of Russian Art are particularly fine and when you need a change you just walk across the square and see the Impressionists and... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The excellent thing is the art. The bad thing and it's abysmally bad is the infrastructure: 1. No lifts unless you want to ring a museum assistant to use it. I had a sprained ankle and walking up and down long staircases was painful. 2. Particularly annoying were the staircases that were on the plan but shut, or that led... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place! Too much to see! Should go from early morning and spend there all day! Don't even try to see everything in one day

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the building alone make a visit to the Hermitage impressive. There is much to see here with room after room of spectacular art from across the centuries. Allow plenty of time and for the large crowds which gather here. A Russian guide is a worthwhile investment and will certainly enhance your visit.

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