A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts, Almaty

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At A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts, explore a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, graphics, and applied arts made by Kazak, Soviet, and European artists. Founded in 1935 to house the Kazakh state gallery and a museum of decorative art, the institution was renamed in the 1980s in honor of the country's first professional artist, Abylkhan Kasteyev. Today, the museum boasts over 23,000 pieces of Western European, Russian, and East Asian art. See contemporary Kazakh works, old Russian icons, paintings and drawings by 16th-century Flemish and Dutch artists, as well as tapestries, jewelry, and leather. Make A. Kasteyev Museum of Fine Arts a centerpiece of your Almaty vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Almaty day trip website .
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  • interesting place, apart of local Art, can be seen some European paintings from 17-19 century, as well as room with unknown Russian painters from 18-19 century. Some of these paintings are fantastic. ...  more »
  • I liked this place. A lot of art from old time and new.. Really recommend to walk around there.. Time did fly by..  more »
  • The Museum is worth a visit! An architecturally interesting building, works well from the inside. I recommend at least 2 hours for your visit to plan.
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  • A great museum to visit. There were many nice exhibitis, and the price is very affordable.
  • Fantastic art museum. I really enjoyed both the Russian and Kazakh art.
  • When we went there was an exhibition of dolls, various dolls from Russian and Kazakh stories. It was great, some really high quality work, especially on the clothes. More generally, it's a good gallery with some interesting pictures, the Soviet paintings were interesting and there were paintings exhibiting different techniques local artists use. To get there might be a problem, it can be tricky to find, not many taxi drivers know of the museum. But if you say "Satpaev street outside Raxat Palace hotel" it's Ok, the museum is a large yellow building opposite the hotel.
  • Some of the old women attendants don't like children in their gallery. This a shame as the Kasteev is trying to do some outreach work.
  • Cheap ticket prices. Audioguide in English didn't work as intended. Interesting exhibits, but the exhibits weren't particularly well organized.

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