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.
State Tretyakov Gallery reviews
We have been here 3 times and each time like a first time. Cant wait to come back next year!!!!!! Amazing energy, incredible art, some lines to get tickets, but worth waiting for more »
Excellent gallery where you can found the best Russian art. It is a great experience. It is huge. Only one advice, take something warn as the air conditioning is a little low. more »
Bigger and richer than I expected. Chronicle of famous Russian paintings, I spent time in the first halls and then I noticed there are more stunning masterpieces in the latest halls. There are souvenirs shops and cafe that i didn't check them. You need around 3 hours at least, it's better to ask for audio guide or guide. I found info about some famous paintings on Google, but for sure having guide makes this visit more apprehensible.
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.
Plan your trip to Moscow
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
See all ›
World heritage siteTserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre
Duration: 1 hour
Historic SiteKolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum and Reserve
Duration: 1h 30 min
Parks in Moscow
Hidden gems in Moscow
Nearby attractions in Moscow
Trips to State Tretyakov Gallery by other users
47 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 27 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 3 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM RUSSIA December, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, romantic Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 39 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 27 days in Moscow BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium