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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 710-90-79
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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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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 710-90-79
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Reviewed yesterday

Couldn't get enough of this beautifully restored structure. Glad that we were with tours as we could get early access without waiting in long lines. Spent two days and can't wait to go back!

Thank JudyTroy_NY
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

And I wasn’t disappointed. How wonderful to walk around the palace and view the exhibits. It was part of a tour which was run by Insider Tour. A long day but well worth it.

Thank Painy's
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went with a tour guide, and without the guide, we would have just walked past some of the amazing features, artwork there. For example, having 2 X Leonardo da Vinci sculptures in the one museum, and one unfinished... ceilings and the intricacies of why...More

Thank Constance G
Reviewed 2 days ago

This small-group tour of the Hermitage was one of the best group tours I've had. Our guide was so incredibly knowledgeable and she was patient with us taking photos and needing to take a quick break for coffee. This was definitely worth the money to...More

Thank nadirstark
Reviewed 3 days ago

Something that you must see in St Petersburg. Easiest way to enter is by buying tickets from ticket automat besides the front enterance. Always something new to see.

Thank 776juhaj
Reviewed 3 days ago

I am speechless to experience the beauty of this palace, the details, the structure, the colors, everything are amazingly beautiful - this place is highly recommended to be visit when you are in town.

Thank ilikemanggis
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Hermitage is divided into three buildings and growing. We confined ourselves to paintings and a few sculptor rooms. We had only two days and spent roughly five (5) hours each before surrender. First - buy tickets online and go to side entrance—to avoid the...More

1  Thank entjohns51
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a wonderful museum, a must do in St Petersbourg. Huge, beautiful architecture. It took us an entire afternoon to "see everything" but for art and archeology lovers, better to plan 1 entire day or 2.

Thank Emilie F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic, and apologies to the Russian peasant class who funded this display of opulence and wealth. It is a must do, and my wife visited the Treasury Gallery as well and was knocked out by the experience.

Thank Marty507
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must see for St Petersburg, the impressionist section is the best in the world. You could spend days there but I recommend a few hour each day. It can be overwhelming

Thank DavidByk
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19 December 2017|
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Response from sarahpase | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the student tickets, but as a previous traveler answered you can buy the tickets in advance online. Also, when we went to collect our pre-bought tickets at the dedicated entrance (off the riverside boulevard... More
21 July 2017|
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Response from Varunkhanna1975 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! Don't know about the guided tour at the entrance as we had booked through a local travel agent to procure the visa as well. The audio guide is pretty helpful though the museum is too big to be covered in a day & a guide... More