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State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

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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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  • 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 »
  • Excellent gallery where you can found the best Russian art. It is a great experience. It is huge. Only one advice, take something warn as the air conditioning is a little low.  more »
  • The State Tretyakov Gallery is excellent museum of Russian National Art since XI century through XX century. You are going to see thousand years of Russian art here. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light and tripod. Highly recommended for yours visit.
  • This must be included in the program of any tourist. Here you can spend half a day and find many famous paintings, photos of which you have seen around the world.
  • A very big gallery with great artwork (if you're a fan of it). You need at least a couple of hours to see all of it. The ticket is 500 rubbles for adults. But I'd recommend the Shimov gallery. Much more impressive.
  • The gallery's history starts in 1856 when the Moscow merchant Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov acquired works by Russian artists of his day with the aim of creating a collection, which might later grow into a museum of national art. In 1892, Tretyakov presented his already famous collection of approximately 2,000 works (1,362 paintings, 526 drawings, and 9 sculptures) to the Russian nation...
  • I have been in many state museums and galleries in Russia, but none of them were like Tretyakov Gallery condition and condition. This place includes many pictures from highly talented Russian artists. You should visit this gallery to see incredible art treasures of Russia.

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