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State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

#2 of 454 in Museums in Moscow
Must see · Art Museum · Museum
To see one of the world's biggest collections of Russian art, head to 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 State Tretyakov Gallery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Moscow using our Moscow trip maker website.
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  • The 11th-19th centuries collections are beautifully set in a 19th-century building. The visitor is provided with an audioguide with full-length explanations of the exhibits and their historical and...  more »
  • very complicated tickets purchasing system, you can’t buy if you haven’t bought it online. Meanwhile some weird looking people try to sell tickets unofficially  more »
  • The State Tretyakov Gallery is excellent museum of Russian National Art since XI century through XX century. You are going to see thousand years of Russian art here. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light and tripod. Highly recommended for yours visit.
  • This must be included in the program of any tourist. Here you can spend half a day and find many famous paintings, photos of which you have seen around the world.

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