The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

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To see one of the world's biggest collections of Russian art, head to The 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 The State Tretyakov Gallery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Moscow using our Moscow trip maker website .
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  • (Not to be confused with the new gallery) Not far from the Cathedral of the Savior, you can walk from PATRIARSHIY MOST. Many works that deserve to be seen, don't miss the 16-room with the works of vagabonds, the portrait of Dostoevsky, the troika, etc. very interesting large collection of Russian icons.
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  • This Gallery houses some of the foremost examples of pre-revolutionary Russian fine art in the world. There are 170,000 exhibits within the museum including works by Andrei Rublev and Kazimir Malevich...  more »
  • Huge collection of Russian painting. The great masters and their masterpieces. Worth to visit everyone. One of the largest museums in the world.
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  • Very nice museum. Most of the famous Russian paintings are located here. I recommend it a lot!
  • Gallery is very big. It's impossible to describe how beautiful this place
  • One of the best art galleries in Russia well known all over the world. In these buildings you can find at up to 19th century and temporary exhibitions.
  • Fabulous ancient Russian icons, very nice Russian impressionist Vrubel' expo and more. One of the best Russian art galleries if not the best. Ps "Russian museum" in st Petersburg also had amazing icon range
  • Wonderful place. A fine collection.

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