The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

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Moscow's largest museum of Western art, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts holds one of the most significant collections of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works in the world. Opened in 1912, this institution also displays Renaissance masterpieces, notably works by Botticelli, Tiepolo, Veronese, and Rembrandt. An exhibit dedicated to ancient civilizations, a major draw for history buffs, contains examples of Egyptian ritual items, sarcophagi, jewelry, and weapons. Pay special attention to the displays featuring 2000-year-old artifacts from the purported site of ancient Troy, excavated in the 1870s by German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. Pick up an audio guide at the info desk in front of the museum shop. Plan to visit The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts during your Moscow vacation using our convenient Moscow trip itinerary builder.
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  • If you have been to the British Museum, this would pale in comparison. That said, you can to view art from countries like Egypt, Italy and Greece.  more »
  • This is second best museum (after Tretyakov gallery) in Moscow. Western art and paintings. Don't miss it.  more »
  • As a dutch tourist I was immediately overwhelmed by the beautiful dutch and flemish paintings that are exposed here. We took the audiotour and that is really recommended. In stead of useless informati...  more »
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  • Reminded me of the Hermitage, but much smaller. The exhibition of Italian masters was great. The sculpture displays were impressive. Before I hadn't noticed any incline in myself towards sculptures.
  • Great place very close to the city centre, brilliant architecture of the building itself, good exhibitions (check out temporary exhibitions!), very nice place to spend up to a half of a day wondering around pieces of art. reminds me Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg.
  • Excellent collection... strongly recommended. This is really about 'fine' art.
  • Carefully maintained and well organized exhibitions: a great place to get inspiration and appreciate cultural heritage.
  • The temporary exhibitions are very cool and enlightening. When we were there, there was a Leon Bakst exhibition. I had never seen anything like it. However the main exhibition had some cool, original relics for example in the Egyptian section. However I was a little disappointed in all the copies they had. In one way it was a nice way to share these artworks for those who don't have the time or money to reach the originals. However in another way it felt a bit tacky. Absolutely everyone recommended this museum to us, however I would imagine Moscow sports better museums.

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