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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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Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg, Russia
+7 812 710-90-79
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Normally I don't spend much time in museums or stately homes but this is such a beautiful and iconic site I spent over two hours visiting as much as possible. Exhibits range from 400BC to modern Russia. Around £8 each is an absolute bargain.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hermitage museum is closed on Monday. If you plan to spend a long time there, go on Wednesday and Friday, the museums are opened up to 9 pm. We saw several ticket machines on both sides at the corners of the inner courtyard before...More

Thank souffle00
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was here and it's very nice in winter fountains doesn't work but the place is amazing. The girls In the cathedral are not helpful at all and they do not provide any information. It's a shame they pay to people who doesn't even help.

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Incredible museum, fascinating and fantastic you will be blown away by the art works and furnishings and exhibits this is a must to visit. We spent two days here but you could spend weeks, incredible

Thank peatsmoke2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

There is nothing I can add to what has been said and written about the Hermitage. If you are in Saint Petersburg, you must go. But I must add that for the true experience of Russia, you must also go to see the Russian Museum.

Thank Aortus
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a big space.. And the center of the city.. All the major sightseeing places are near by.. It has a 360 beautiful view from all sides.. Pigeons all over.. Offers horse rides and horse cart rides..

Thank Mansi H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hermitage IS the MOST beautiful museum in the world. Spending one minute per piece of art would require someone to spend 11 years there. But above all collections there, the museum itself is an architectural piece of art.

Thank RyadBedjaoui
Reviewed 6 days ago

This really is a must see if in town but to see it properly, you will need two days. Amazing art with the royal rooms, spread over miles and miles of corridors and rooms. Great museum,

Thank Dominik L
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a huge and at the same time impressive museum, which cannot be “finished” in a single day. Paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, antique statues, the unique mechanical "Peacock" clock and art objects of ancient Iran are collected under one roof. You should definitely...More

Thank hillerpot
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dont know what to say as I did not go in. From the outside it looked nice. Most likely would have looked even nicer from the inside, but I can not confirm it.

Thank BeenThereDoneThat78
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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 Roman Y | Reviewed this property |
Russian Rubles, Visa credit cards are very popular.
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