State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
Housed inside a classical building designed by famed architect Carlo Rossi, State 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 State Russian Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our St. Petersburg tour planner.
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  • If you haven't been in the Russian Museum-you were not in St. Petersburg. It is better to schedule a minimum of two days only to become acquainted with the main exhibition.
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  • People who like art should visit this Museum! "The last day of Pompeii", "Cossacks writing a letter to the Turkish Sultan", "transition of Suvorov through the Alps" and many other pictures .... All of this can be seen close, unprotected paintings luminaires and 2-x foot fences.
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  • The Russian Museum is widely known for its permanent exhibition, but he has one more advantage, it is a sufficient number of temporary exhibitions, not less interesting than the main exhibition.
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  • Do not miss this museum, it is excellent! A nice change of pace from the Hermitage, but equally as good.
  • A must-to-visit place! Just love it! The collection is amazing!
  • Beautiful collection. Nice and restfull after the hermitage. Worthwile a long visit.
  • Beautiful collection. Contains glimpses into 19th century Russian life as well
  • One of two greatest museums of Russian art. Must see! Try not to get lost going from the cloakroom to the ticket control.
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