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Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

(4.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
Housed inside a classical building designed by famed architect Carlo Rossi, Russian Museum boasts a permanent collection tracing the history of Russian art from Byzantine church paintings to the avant-garde video presentations of the 20th century. Established in 1895 by Emperor Nicholas II, the museum contains nearly half a million artworks, including notable pieces by Alexei Venetsianov, Pavel Fedotov, and Ivan Shishkin. The museum also boasts a large collection of paintings by Ilya Repin, widely regarded as one of the country's greatest realist painters. Be sure to leave some time for the halls displaying nearly 6,000 icons, some of which date back to the 12th century. Plan to see Russian Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our St. Petersburg tour planner.
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  • They have a vast collection of best Russian paintings. However, this time I was disapointed as they just had closed an exhibition of Aivazovsky and taken all his paintings to storage.  more »
  • I was seduced by the Russian painter, the soul, Russian or even is not remarkable; However the Museum should be on the menu of any escapade in Saint Petersburg.
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  • Superb collection of Russian paintings that many are inspired by the painters of the french 19 th and beginning of the 20 th Qq paintings of the period kitsch Soviet uncrowded so ideal for a visit
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  • Have amazing paintings that must be appreciated. Must visit if you are interested in art and exhibitions. Also has other epic historical objects and work of arts.
  • Must have. Russian art. The best
  • Great collection of Russian paintings! Plan the visit for the whole day ;)
  • Excellent exhibition on Kandinsky, and the modern art collection is really nice, not so enthusiastic about the rest of the pieces.
  • Must visit museum in Saint-Petersburg. Make sure to buy the tickets online and print it out. One minus is they always have the problems with the space in cloaking room

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