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The State Hermitage Museum
Ranked #3 of 1,900 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Huge museum and many interesting things to see but alas it is dawn down by the numbers of people inside. As there are many peoples in and out and its really hot inside - its kinda hard to really enjoy the museum. Still - its a good visit...

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Obviously a very impressive collection but totally ruined and over-run by ignorant cruise ship groups. A lot of them intent on getting a selfie infront of the masterpieces, often ignoring barriers and touching the works! Honestly if you’re interested in selfies, don’t bother going to the museum so less ignorant people can enjoy it more. If you have the time frame definitely go on a late afternoon when they have late opening and miss the crowds.

Thank 326gemmac
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

It is undoubtedly the best attraction of St. Petersburg, a complex of five historic interconnected buildings housing some of the world's best art collection. With hundreds of rooms filled with amazing art, it is impossible to cover all. So if you are short of time choose the things you want to see beforehand. The first building is the Winter Palace with the grand staircase, breathtaking beautiful rooms and chandeliers. The Peacock clock in the Pavilion hall is a must see. Since it is on every one's to do list there are really long queues to the ticket counter whatever be the time of the day. We had to wait for over two hours to get in. There are two lines on either side of the inner courtyard, don't just see a line and join in.. peep into the Courtyard, the other line may be smaller as we found out because not many knew about it. They let people go inside in batches so the wait is long but really worth. You can buy the full ticket for 700Rub or in parts as per your time limit like the ticket to the Winter Palace is 250Rub. Every first Thursday is free entry for all but you have to stand in queue to get in.

Thank Tora_Chaudhuri
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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing amazing amazing. You must go to this during your time in SPB. It’s a cut well above most of the worlds beautiful palaces like Buckingham Palace and Versailles and easily outdoes them for opulent interiors. The art on display is one of the biggest collections in the world with almost every major artist represented there. Buy your ticket online before you go to avoid the queues, and make sure you go to the Internet ticket entrance which is round the side.

Thank Waseem T
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

This is the main must-see place in St. Petersburg, althought there are so many other magnificent places there. The artworks and the splendor inside and outside the palace are so impressive! Every new hall brings new excitement and experience. Da VInci, Titsian, Rembrandth, to name a few of the authors you can enjoy. Just go there

Thank Manvel A
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