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State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace

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Address: Dvortsovaya Square, 2, St. Petersburg 190000, Russia
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10:30 - 18:00
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Wed 10:30 - 21:00
Thu - Tue 10:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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One of the most famous art museums in the world, this museum is housed in...

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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Magnificent, amazing. A must visit!!! Fairytale exhibits. St Petersburg is a wonderful city and so much to see

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Magnificent, amazing. A must visit!!! Fairytale exhibits. St Petersburg is a wonderful city and so much to see

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This must be one of the largest museums in the world, well looked after, all rooms very different. This is the must see attraction in the beautiful city of St Petersburg

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I saw this on our own without a guide. Each room seemed to be guarded by old russian women from the time of Stalin who specialized in barking order to unsuspecting tourists. I you can arrange a private guide, it would be preferable because the museum is vast and the staff is not much help. You should... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a must see - fantastic spacious rooms decorated in gold gilt + an impressive art collection - Rembrandt, Picasso, Monet and so on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing!! Take guided tour as this is a world class tourist attraction and needs to be appreciated.The lavish architecture only adds to the fabled displays..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as you step foot inside the Hermitage, you can feel the history and get a sense of the grandeur that came with it being a former residential palace. The green colour of the facade gives visitors something to awe about from the word go, and that doesn't stop once you enter. Not quite as large as The Lourve... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't say you've been to St. Petersburg if you don't come here. The museum is huge, I would recommend a guide.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not just a museum, it is a whole city, country. It is also better to visit it in winter. In Sommer it was just full with tourists. I've never seen a museum with so many visitors at the same time. Every room in it is a different time zone of the history. Everything is written in English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need to spend a week in here. Unfortunately I only had a day. Breathtaking architecture, art and interior design. Best museum I've been to in Russia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly amazing place, you could spend a week there and not see everything. Pick what you want to do and pace yourselves is the answer I think. The cafes are ok but not the best so I would eat elsewhere if I were you. But a complete must to see.

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