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.
State Tretyakov Gallery reviews
Main Moscow museum which is must have. Remember that there several buildings in Moscow for Tretyakov gallery and they are not close to each other. Check the ticket and address on it. Main building.... more »
We have been here 3 times and each time like a first time. Cant wait to come back next year!!!!!! Amazing energy, incredible art, some lines to get tickets, but worth waiting for more »
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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