The State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg

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The State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Palace Square, 32, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000

Phone: +7-8127109079

Ticket Price: 828 RUB

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

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This historic art museum really needs no introduction. One of the largest museums in the world, there are over three million pieces of art that are stored in the archives. Only a small portion of this collection is put on display.

Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, this museum is also one of the oldest in the world. The Hermitage Museum is housed in six buildings, all of which are quite old and rich in history. Among the antiquities and pieces of art that are on display here, there are some fine examples of prehistoric art forms, neo-classical and impressionist art and many other important pieces of art from around the world.

The museum has to be the first pit stop in your trip to Saint Petersburg and one can take it for granted that not even a single second in this museum will be spent in boredom. 

The State Hermitage Information

  • Do plan your trip such that you have enough time to explore the entire museum complexes.

The State Hermitage Ticket Prices

  • Free on the first Thursday of the month, 828 RU for combined ticket.

How To reach The State Hermitage by Public Transport

  • Admiralteyskaya station

Restaurants Near The State Hermitage

  • Zoom Cafe
  • European Italy Cafe
  • Italian

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  • Absolutely love it. I visited 5 times in my three weeks stay. Buy the tickets inside there are many machines to buy a ticket. Much more quicker then waiting in the line for at least 2 hours. Definitely not expensive, only $15 to visit such a historic and stunning palace! In Australia an entry to a botanical garden is even more expensive... All history, big names, I sat for hours in front of Monet... If I could, I would go there every day! Lovely, helpful staff, and very good security. I also loved that if you went somewhere and was carrying very heavy bags and coats that we were able to hand them over to a 'closet' like section in the front and they would stay secure and safe. Never, ever like this in Australia!

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  • You can spend a full week there. Beautiful interiors and true masterpieces. The new part housing the impressionists is modern and usually less crowded.

  • We have had the good fortune to travel a lot. But i have never seen anything like this place. Take 3 amazing palaces combine it with 6 world famous museums and add the artwork from the Vatican, put it in a building half a mile square, and this is what you would have. Absolutely incredible. Art work was all famous names I remember from school. Sculptures, historical artifact from Greece and Egypt that rival any museum in those countries. People waited in line for hours in the rain to get in. WOW. Would take days to see it all.

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  • Nice copy, but as nice as the original... Growing up, I had always dreamed of visiting this former palace/ museum because of of a book I owned as a child about the wonders of the new world. It looked like it came right out of a fairy tale in those pictures. Later, I read the story of its construction along with that of the entire city of St-Petersburg. Apparently, Peter the Great decided to build a city that could rival the likes of Paris, London and Vienna to his honor. Understandably, the city's architecture was heavily influenced by that of those western European cities. Although I found St-Pete very beautiful, I personally felt that it just looked like an attempt to "copy" Paris or Vienna. Unfortunately, a copy can never be as good as the original and I really noticed that there. This Hermitage Museum/ Winter Palace confirms the pattern. Indeed, although I found it beautiful overall, I couldn't help but notice that it looked like a cheaper version of the Palace of Versailles. Besides, I noticed that the building wasn't as well preserved as I thought it would be. Every here and there I would notice small cracks or chipping paint on walls, humidity stains etc. This didn't fit the fairy-tale image I had from my childhood. Nevertheless, it was a very pleasing visit. The palace/museum is incredibly vast and every new room you step into feels like its own new magical universe. t is easy to be transported into the grandeur of that Russian imperial era. However, I'd say you'll definitely need at least 3 to 4 hours to really enjoy it...

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  • Amazing place. We spent 3 hours there but could have spent the entire day. Great displays, well set out. A great collection of variety of art.

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