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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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
Reviewed 5 days ago

We are not gallery visitors who spend a lot of time in front of pictures and review history etc. Based on that, we chose not to do a tour but to visit ourselves. That was probably a decision I would reverse in hindsight. There were...More

Thank TakentoTravelling
Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely place where one could easily spend the whole day. Very beautiful and many things to see. ..

Thank Anne Mette E
Reviewed 5 days ago

World masterpieces, richly decorated interiors and my favourite Rembrandt. I would spend there a month if I could)

Thank maryibsen1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is full a beautiful items and a person or couple could spend a full day looking at everything. It was a really good visit and we had had a good time.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow!, I just had little time and went to a section of this wonderful fine arts museum. I have never seen so many Picassos, as well as wonderful unique pieces from French impressionists, Dutch and Flemish painters, you need at least a whole week to...More

Thank Alexander F
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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