Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

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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. Using our world travel planner, St. Petersburg attractions like Russian Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The collection is wonderful, there are masterpieces by Aivazovsky, Surikov, Vasnetsov, Levitan, Repin. what called our attention was the existence of crafts too, this makes the museum impossible to...  more »
  • Its a nice and amazing museum, I spent over an hour, lots to see inside, I took some nice pictures. Staffs are very helpful.  more »
  • Not being educated in the world of art I didn’t know what to expect but we were enthralled!!! Some amazing works of art, paintings that looked liked pictures, we don’t usually frequent art galleries.....  more »
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  • Bloody huge ! It will take you hours to do the whole thing. I would recommend having an idea what you want to see first. Play attention to the opening hours and make sure you have some way of communicating in Russia. Lady at that help desk is the most helpful person I’ve met in Russia
  • This museum impressed me in childhood. Now, after about ten years, I see it not so great. I think the reason is that the other countries' Fine Art museums (even in small countries like Riga) are mote interesting and comfortable. However, it's one of "must see" in Saint-P because of some originals of great painters. One additional plus is for QR-codes for some pictures. One rather big disadvantage is the price, which becomes much higher with years (even for Russian citizens).
  • There is a three day ticket offer, you should take it if you are planning to visit all parts. One day will not be enough. Take your time and enjoy it worth every penny.
  • Another art museum of the very first rank in Saint Petersburg. The large exhibition provides an insight into the diversity of Russian art. In addition to many well-known works, there are also many Russian artists to discover that I was unknown, but also have an excellent quality.The large cafe in the courtyard of the Benoit-wing invites you to take a break.
  • The russian museums is simply stunning and something not to miss when visiting the town. The building itself although not of my taste is imposing and very well worth a stop by. The paintings are all very interesting and the audio guide you are provided with very useful and helps you in appreciating what you are looking at.
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