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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  • Came as part of a guided tour just the two of us not as many visitors in winter. But just out of this world truly magnificent in everything you looked at well set out can get extremely busy and hot...  more »
  • I am a professional tourguide and I have seen many museums in my life. But the State Hermitage beats them all. Just you need a lot of time as the collection is huge. I spent 2 days and still did see....  more »
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