Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

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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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  • Great works by Russian artists that are not commonly known outside of Russia. Some beautiful rooms and folk art exhibited. Lovely gardens behind the museum.  more »
  • I love the Russian Museum! No trip to Peter without him is not complete) This time still lucky to get to the exhibition Repin in the enclosure of Benoit. Excellent exposition! Free tickets for large families - a nice bonus
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  • The russian museums is simply stunning and something not to miss when visiting the town. The building itself although not of my taste is imposing and very well worth a stop by. The paintings are all very interesting and the audio guide you are provided with very useful and helps you in appreciating what you are looking at.
  • Good collection, we enjoyed our visit! But really, what's wrong with the corridors at entrance? It's some crazy maze! That was some fun trying to get in and out :D
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