State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace, St. Petersburg

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 15,000+ reviews on the web
Saint Petersburg's prime cultural attraction, State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace houses a collection of over 3 million artworks from around the globe. The massive palace-museum, once the official residence of Russian emperors, provides an elegant setting for priceless works by Rubens, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, Degas, and many more. Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great and open to the public since the 1850s, the museum displays only a small portion of its collection of paintings, the largest in the world. The easiest and quickest way to see the highlights is by guided tour in your native language. The lines at the on-site ticket office can be quite long, so avoid the wait by booking your visit online. Using our custom trip planner, St. Petersburg attractions like State Hermitage Museum and Winter Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Consider at least three hours for the complete tour, best buy tickets over the internet to avoid the queue at the ticket office.
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  • It's already a great glance. Everything is great and wants to express power and vastness. The internal rooms, the lobbies, are immense and very impressive. Belle the various collections, although many are copies. Well done, no doubt about it.
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  • It's hard to describe without ruin for others just i'll say it's realy worth seeing. With all his different types of room grom archeology to russian art to french 
  • The Hermitage in all of its splendor & magnificence is beyond words, but I'll do my best to encourage you to see this incredible museum. What an incredible collection! The ceilings & floors in almost every room of the Winter Palace are works of art themselves. I may have photographed more of them than the pieces in the collection. Everywhere you look is beautiful. This museum is a stunner. I hope to return some day and take more time to tour it. We were there on 6/20 & 6/21/16, and it was extremely crowded. A few people were pushy & rude, and one man shoved me out of his way as we herded through a tightly crowded hall. My stern, disgusted look elicited an apology. Manners never go out of style, and as tired as you may be while visiting, please remain courteous to increase the enjoyment for all. Enjoy the Hermitage, and buy the two-day pass. You won't regret it.
  • Splendid museum, Excellent High quality collection. Can be crowdy. Consider to buy tickets in advance, webshop available. Two-day ticket is convenient choice.
  • Without doubt, one must visit the Hermitage when visiting Saint Petersburg. Arrive early, get your tickets from the automated machines, and pace yourself. You won't see everything in one visit, nor would you want to. I was surprised and disappointed in the poor food service options - just a couple of cafes with overpriced junk food and long queues. Unfortunately, one is effectively required to purchase food and drink from them because sustenance does become necessary after walking the halls of the Hermitage. Wednesday is the best day to visit because they're open late. And if you can stay late, that's even better, because all the tour groups clear out by early evening and then you can wander around in relative peace.
  • This is one of the world's largest and most valuable collections of fine art. The place is so huge, you may need whole week to go through the display. Go to internet to select the items you want to see, note the location, and view them. Otherwise you may follow the crows walk through the place and come back for the second with more detail viewing.
  • Great museum. Prepare to queue unless you buy your tickets from the automated ticket machines. Would highly recommend doing that if the weather isn't good
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