State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

4.7
#2 of 544 in Museums in Moscow
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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  • We’ve been here more then 2 hours standing and walking by 60 rooms but we didn’t notice how the time was going... there were many great works....  more »
  • There were huge queue to buy tickets and also Monday is closed day for the gallery. Best advise - to buy tickets online prior the visit and enjoy. We spend around 4 hours walking there visiting...  more »
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  • Obviously it was raining and cold when we were waiting in line to get in (we visited Russia in fall). There were a lot of tourists and guide groups inside as it is a famous place. Basically, if you know something about paintings, art, or History - you will find at least one paining you are familiar with. Take a guided group obviously so you know what's where and learn something new and interesting. Some paintings are as old as from 1100's all the way till now modern time.
  • Great gallery to spend the whole day. The only thing I wish - it would be kids friendly. My little son was bored and didn’t have a chance to play or find any activities for kids. Located in a nice neighborhood.
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