Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

4.7
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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  • Interesting museum, with several halls and mainly pictorial works portraying Russian czars and military. Unfortunately few employees have the ability to communicate minimally in English, but they are thankful for the friendliness of some. Eye that Tuesday is closed.
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  • The museum is good, there is something to see)). And you can watch for a long time, I usually lack a day)). The keepers of course are so-so..
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  • We enjoyed this museum and found the staff very friendly and helpful. The museum offers student discount tickets with valid ID. The museum has modern and older Russian artwork. The paintings are stunning, and so are the other items. I would suggest spending a few hours here and install a QR code reader on the phone to scan codes near exhibits. The cafe downstairs has some great options for lunch along with beer, tea, and coffee once you're done with the museum I suggest exiting thru the back into the gardens.
  • Fabulous experience... everything showcased in this museum is a unique piece in it own.....Have travelled the world. ..this was superlative. ....will always be in awe of the fact that St. Petersburg is a place to visit and explore...at least 10 days ...
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