The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

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Saint Petersburg's prime cultural attraction, The State Hermitage Museum 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. Arrange your visit to The State Hermitage Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning app.
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  • The State Hermitage Museum is the home of the world most famous art. It's a must while visiting St. Petersburg. 
    The State Hermitage Museum is the home of the world most famous art. It's a must while visiting St. Petersburg.  more »
  • Been several times. Excellent place. Now especially better when you can book a time slot for entering the museum, so no need to queue now, however there is miscommunication on the website about... 
    Been several times. Excellent place. Now especially better when you can book a time slot for entering the museum, so no need to queue now, however there is miscommunication on the website about...  more »
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  • Best place in San Pietroburgo. Stay alert from child thieves, cause are dangerous for pocket.
  • The winter palace is very big museum, we can use whole day inside with beautiful collection. There are provide canteen and restroom along the way that we walking sightseeing inside the area. Nearby the main area also present the other museum connection. We can not finish only one day because there's beautiful^_^.
  • Undoubtedly, one of the world's best museums. Large richly decorated halls from Russian Tsar times. Gold, crystal, noble woods and stones. Impressive collection of masterpieces of art. Well organized tours. Even our 10 and 12 years old girls were fascinated and fully engaged during ~2 hours tour. Overall, a must visit place in Saint-Petersburg.
  • The Hermitage is one of my favourite museums in the world. The building itself is amazingly beautiful, even though it is not well maintained. The location is perfect, right in the center of Sain Petersburg. I really enjoyed all the art inside, when I went there was a superb temporary exposition with Monet paintings, which I loved. It is a MUST when in the city, do not hesitate going!!
  • To be honest, It is the biggest and the most elegant museum. If you ask to me it is much Better than Louvre in Paris. You need to spend just 4-5 hours to have a nice museum tour for the most remarkable peaces of the art pieces. There is an option while entering to buy an excursion with a museum staff. She was awesome lady , crystal clear English .

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