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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%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 710-90-79
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Reviewed today

The museum itself is huge and offers many great sights however the queue to get it (even if prebooked) is enormous and kind of spoils the experience. Also within the museum, it is very overcrowded and full of loud tourgroups (usually chinese or spanish). The...More

Thank Paniek
Reviewed yesterday

Peter the Great, Catherine, and then the confiscations by the Bolshevik revolution... an incredible collection of art.

Thank Janet M
Reviewed yesterday

We went on a tour. The lady took us to 5 museums. It was exhausting. We were on the Norwegian Getaway cruise to Scandinavia and the Baltic. I had a hard time not being enraged at this place, understanding that the peasants were starving and...More

Thank Sue2023
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Didn't expect the museum to be so huge. We were completely overwhelmed. It's better to split the visit and visit the hermitage over several days. A must see.

Thank Michael N
Reviewed yesterday

I can very seldom manage more than a couple of hours in a gallery, no matter how good. We were in here (including the 19th century stuff which is in a separate building across the square) for about four and a half, and that completely...More

Thank TomJohnston52
Reviewed yesterday

There is so much of historic and artistic value in there, I don't know where to begin, a must-see in Petersburg! Tipp: IMO you can skip the prehistoric part

Thank dusics95
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the greatest Museums & Galleries in the world. One can only experience a small sample of the offerings. Extremely crowded. My wife & I purchased a 2 day pass online which we thoroughly recommend. It allowed us to avoid the long queues to...More

Thank Chris255103
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Winter Palace is such a magnificent structure inside and out. We visited the museum on a weekend and bought our tickets the morning of at the kiosk machines on your immediate left and right when you walk into the court yard. Don't make the...More

Thank diver4life22
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a massive museum. We went for 3 afternoons, about 5 hours each. Impressionists building took up an entire afternoon and worthwhile. The main palace has wonderful pieces to see. But very crowded. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes! Highlights: Van Gogh, Matisse, Goya,...More

Thank Khloe44
Reviewed 2 days ago

This Museum is simply incredible. Yes, there is always a crowd but it is so worth the time. You won't be disappointed.

Thank GoldCountry2
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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
28 June 2017|
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Response from Ricardo O | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Most of the coffee, stores, museums, tours and restaurant receives credit cards I have tried Visa and MasterCard. In case you need cash, ATM machines are located in different areas of the city, normally inside big... More
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27 June 2017|
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Response from johnlinton7 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can take pictures in most places. No idea about the weather