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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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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed today

You need a lot of walking to do here. I found the palace rooms very intriguing and it was nice to see them. The art exhibitions at the main complex, or at least most of the paintings were very dark and gloomy. Takes hours to...More

Thank Cadhlan
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Reviewed yesterday

This Hermitage Museum and winter palace leaves you to wonder how many years and Efforts took to gather the Thousands of Arts collected and are for Display. We spend almost 3 hours in the museum and due to Hundreds of tourists we could not see...More

Thank Nick and Stella D
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Reviewed yesterday

The shear size and volume of the collection is staggering. I do not usually spend too much time pondering and staring at art, yet is still took me the better part of a day to see each room. For art fanatics I am sure at...More

Thank Jim U
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This museum was really interesting with so many rooms full of art and ancient artifacts. However, it was really busy and full of rude tourists/locals pushing past constantly, I felt very claustrophobic and angry! They should maybe monitor how many people go in and out...More

Thank ToryST
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Reviewed yesterday

Having been to the Louvre many times, I can only say this is as awesome! It's the home of over three million works of art, including paintings by Da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Titian.This former winter palace was once the home of the czars but founded...More

Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic paintings by some of the greats. Stunning palace. Engaging history! This ia a must see stop wen you are in St. Petersburg.

Thank Kellie A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

if you book your ticket online you can avoid the the waiting crowd who want to see this attraction its content is vast lots of bling to see lots of famous painters Leonardo, Picasso to name just two of a vast list . you need...More

Thank moor2croft
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum is one of the top places to visit in St Petersburg. It is nice to walk along the river leading to the museum and take in all the sights and sounds of the surroundings. A good place to take panaromic pictures due to...More

Thank Melvyn L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is huge..allow a few hours just to walk around let alone stop and see the exhibits. We enjoyed the buildings decor more than the numerous paintings and sculptures. At the end of our trip we must have caught up with a few tour...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stunning blue exterior of building just draws the eye. Extremely popular tourist destination. There is a very reasonable fee for entry but generally a long queue of tourists waiting to get in!

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sjluffs
5 May 2018|
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Response from RuvAlwis | Reviewed this property |
I made private tour booking with a company called “Get your Guide”. Most of what they offer on line are one-day passes. You may want to connect with them directly to see if the can help with two day pass to Winter... More
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puddey
3 March 2018|
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Response from MedinaQuinz | Reviewed this property |
we were able to leave, grab a bite and return but our tickets were purchased by our guide and I dont know if they were an ordinary ticket. I do know that we used a special entrance and did not stand in line.
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william frank g
15 January 2018|
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Response from JayAv | Reviewed this property |
We used BEST GUIDES ST PETERSBURG and they were fantastic.
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