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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  • Day 1 at The Hermitage was amazing. We Arrived 30 minutes before opening and joined a small queue. We had not paid to “jump the queue” and found the ticketing straightforward though a bit hectic...  more »
  • A great tour through part of the H A very large place so if possible, grab a map and a coffee and workout what you really want to see. You need a lot more time then is allotted on group tours so go....  more »
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