"The Winter Palace - Hermitage" Hermitage Tip by Zirpsis

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This incredible baroque castle was the main royal residence of the Russian Tsars. Nowadays an art museum, this is probably the best known building in St. Petersburg. Everybody wants to visit and the queing is as expected. However, it took us only about 30 minutes to get inside. The guided tour lasted for about two hours and we saw just the main exhibits in that time. They have about 3 million works of art in their collections in all. Even though seeing so many world famous paintings at a go was a bit tiresome in the end, I'm so glad I went! For even the walls and the ceilings, staircases and other interior design were marvelous.

Address: Dvortsovaia Naberezhnaia, 32-38
Phone: +7 (812) 710-90-79
Website: http://www.saint-petersburg.com/virtual-tour/hermitage.asp

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2007
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