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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. Make The State Tretyakov Gallery part of your personalized Moscow itinerary using our Moscow itinerary builder.
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  • We had an excellent visit to the gallery with our guide who took us to see all the highlights and explain each one thoroughly. Unfortunately she did not give us our own time to walk around due to the ...  more »
  • You can buy tickets online which have to be exchanged at the ticketing counter for actual tickets. There was a mandatory metal detector and checking of bags which caused a bottle-neck at the entrance....  more »
  • If you love art as much as we do, and especially classical Russian art, this is definitely a must see museum. Actually this is one of the most important museums in Moscow and it is far too large see e...  more »
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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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