The State Hermitage

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  • Address: Palace Square, 32, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000, Saint Petersburg
  • Timings: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +7-8127109079
  • Ticket Price: 828 RUB
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Museums, History Museums, Family And Kids

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. 

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

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

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  • The State Hermitage Address: Palace Square, 32, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000, Saint Petersburg
  • The State Hermitage Contact Number: +7-8127109079
  • The State Hermitage Timing: 10:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • The State Hermitage Price: 828 RUB
  • Best time to visit The State Hermitage(preferred time): 10:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The State Hermitage: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 74.36% of people who visit Saint Petersburg include The State Hermitage in their plan

  • 42.86% of people start their The State Hermitage visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see The State Hermitage

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

58.42% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The State Hermitage

People normally club together St. Isaac's Cathedral and Church Of The Savior On Blood while planning their visit to The State Hermitage.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • This museum is spectacular, but during summer can be absolutely crowded. Hint: don't waste your time buying tickets on the Internet: you will have to wait in a long, long queue just for picking them up! (No e-ticket, absurd!) Use the ticket machines outside the building, instead. They are usually completely idle!

  • The place is marvellous even if you are not a history lover. Outstanding artwork and historical facts will surely move you. A very large museum infact its the second largest in the world. The entry fee is 500 ruble if you are a tourist. The ticket counter normally has a very long queue and at the end of the line you may chose a ticket in 200 or 300 ruble. But I would suggest to buy the ticket with your card from the ticket machine just outside the entry and get inside without any queue. Wish you all a very happy visit.

  • Недавно свершилось моя мечта! Я побывала в лектории эрмитажа в здании Генерального штаба. Всё было так, как я и представляла, даже лучше. Само здание производит очень свежее, современное впечатление своим интерьером, не смотря на исторический фасад. Отличный магазин. Лекции продолжительностью от 1.5 часов до часа сорока пяти. Оторваться невозможно. Берите билеты, потому что наполняемость зала 100%. Иду на этих выходных! Особенная благодарность Наталье Евгеньевне Кроллау. Обожаю! 😘

  • One of the best museums that I have ever seen, if not the best. I made my reservation online which they call it “skip the line “ and it was very convenient. You will be confused to whether enjoy the architecture of the museum which was earlier the winter palace of the royal family, or the arts which were presented for different artists from all around the world. The Egyptian annex is a must every where which is the entrance the museum and then you will scroll between the different annexes per each country through a very organized way when following the map of the museum. The architecture is beyond imagination with all these covered walls and ceilings mixed with the finest artistic drawings besides the these fine paintings of the famous renaissance artists.

  • Pure class. I'm floored with awesomeness and grandeur of the palace. Museum is very well maintained. It needs months to explore all the details. Equipped with modern amenities inside, your visit to Russia is incomplete without Hermitage.

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