State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

4.7
#2 of 544 in Museums in Moscow
To see one of the world's biggest collections of Russian art, head to State Tretyakov Gallery. Established in 1856, the museum began as a private collection of artworks acquired by merchant Pavel Tretyakov and housed inside a building designed by artist Viktor Vasnetsov. Today, this national repository of art contains over 170,000 pieces, including notable works by Repin, Kandinsky, and Malevich. The museum's vast collection also includes a series of 12th-century icons painted on wood by unknown artists. Pick up a floor plan at the entrance, and be sure to visit the halls housing sculptures by Shubin, Prokofiev, and Martos. Arrange your visit to State Tretyakov Gallery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Moscow using our Moscow trip maker website.
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  • I wanted to visit this museum for a very long time. I’m Russian and I grew up on the most of the paintings that are in this marvelous collection. I came here with my husband, who is a foreigner, and.....  more »
  • A great visit if you are interested in Russian art. Lots of history, worth using audio or a guide to explain the origin of the artwork.  more »
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  • Bigger and richer than I expected. Chronicle of famous Russian paintings, I spent time in the first halls and then I noticed there are more stunning masterpieces in the latest halls. There are souvenirs shops and cafe that i didn't check them. You need around 3 hours at least, it's better to ask for audio guide or guide. I found info about some famous paintings on Google, but for sure having guide makes this visit more apprehensible.
  • Obviously it was raining and cold when we were waiting in line to get in (we visited Russia in fall). There were a lot of tourists and guide groups inside as it is a famous place. Basically, if you know something about paintings, art, or History - you will find at least one paining you are familiar with. Take a guided group obviously so you know what's where and learn something new and interesting. Some paintings are as old as from 1100's all the way till now modern time.

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