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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  • If you find yourself in Moscow, then this is a place which is not to be missed. A unique - and very impressive - collection of Russian art which cannot be compared to anything else you've seen in...  more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Breathtaking place for those who like real art and history. Unbelievable paintings of famous masters. So you just need to visit this place by yourself. Plan the whole day to explore this huge museum.
  • Worth a visit any time You are in Moscow. Art displayed here is also interesting for kids. For example "The three bears" everyone knows from the Mishka sweets.

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