Several reasons not to buy entry tickets to the Hermitage
The Hermitage museum is one of 'must-do' Russian attractions. It's true. But, who told you that you must go inside? Think, if you can`t distinguish impressionism from postmodernism and unless going in with a very clear game plan to see very specific works of art, you may leave feeling like you've wasted a lot of time and money. So, the reasons not to go inside:
- Long lines and crowds
- Half day is off
- Fatigue and hunger
- You've missed out many other 'must-do' sights
Our recommendation is to make a small tour around district. Open this map
and see which other iconic photos you can get very close to this place! Walk along the embankments of small rivers and canals, have a cup of coffee in one of the local cafe!
Choose what you like and plan your own route!
Well, if you still want to visit the Hermitage, then must to click here
for opening hours and ticket prices. To avoid lines, we strongly recommend buying tickets online in advance*.
Good advice - use the Russian version
of the site. Here, the price of the ticket is in rubles and therefore cheaper (English version
- price in USD). If you don`t understand the interface in Russian, use any online translator. Here is a link to an already translated page using Google Translator
If, for any reason, the Russian provider did not accept your card, here you can buy a entry ticket
in USD too.