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Tretyakov Gallery

RUSSIAN ART TOUR

Russia was always famous for its culture and history. 

Moscow is the birthplace of Russian culture. 

The Art, Religion and History are what Russian people are proud and rich with. 

Visit the famous Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the foremost depository of Russian fine art in the world.

Take a chance to walk through the historical streets of one of the oldest districts of Moscow and discover the hiddem jems.

  • This is a walking tour. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes. In case of physical or other limitations please ask your guide during the tour to modify the route.

  • Duration of tour is 3 hours.

  • Guide will meet you at your hotel at the start of your tour. 

  • We ride the metro to get from your hotel to the gallery. If you need car/minivan to get to the gallery, you will pay extra for taxi expences. 

  • On 3 hours tour you will visit 1 gallery and its district.

  • This tour option can be a part of 6 hours tours, let us know if you want to combine the tours.

  • Please note that lunch is not included to price of this tour. 

  • There are no credit card details or prepayments needed.

  • Museums admission fees are included to price of tour. 

  • Extra expences: photo admission is 200 Rubles

  • Tretyakov gallery is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Closed on Monday.

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The State Tretyakov Gallery of Russian Art

closed on Mondays

The State Tretyakov Gallery of Russian Art is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It is located in one of the oldest districts of Moscow - Zamoskvorechye, not far from the Kremlin.

The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. 

The collection contains more than 150 000 works of painting, sculpture and graphics, created throughout the centuries by successive generations of Russian artists. Russian art works, ranging in date from the 11th to the early 20th century, are on the show in Gallery's historic building on Lavrushinskiy Pereulok. 

Icons

Incredible collection of Russian icons ranging in date from the 11th to the early 20th century.

Zamoskvorechye - beyond Moscow River.

 

Nearly every visitor becomes acquainted with Moscow’s Zamoskvorechye district, home to the Tretyakov Gallery. But this area’s lesser known back streets are equally remarkable for what they have preserved: the merchant class, the grand estates, the street names marking the Mongol-Tatar yoke… even the dust feels original.

Children Are the Victims of Adult Vices 

is a group of bronze sculptures created by Russian artist Mihail Chemiakin. The sculptures are located in a park in Bolotnaya Square south of the Moscow Kremlin behind the British Ambassador's residence.

The sculptures are of thirteen figures, which depict adult vices, such as alcoholism, drug addiction, and prostitution, that affect children. The figures are perceptibly closing in on two unaware playmates, a girl and a boy, with the centrepiece figure being 'Indifference'.

Bolotnaya Square is a square in the center of Moscow, in Yakimanka District, south of the Moscow Kremlin, between the Moskva River (north) and the Vodootvodny Canal(south).

The square was frequently used for public executions.In the 19th century, the area was built up by the addition houses and warehouses of local merchants, some of which are still intact.The square is built as a pedestrian open space. 

In 2006, an unusual fountain "Inspiration" (Vdohnoveniye) was erected to mark the 150th anniversary of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane. A basin constructed as brown plates is situated at the bottom of the "Inspiration" fountain. A blue tree washed by jets of water rises above it. Three large paintings lean upon this tree. The famous canvases were encrypted in each painting. Thus, the paintings reveal the works of Vasnetsov, Kuindzhi and Mashkov. The fountain is a perfect opportunity to get away from it all and enjoy the silence. 

Luzhkov's bridge with trees of LOVE

When a couple get married, they write their names on a padlock (which is often the shape of a heart), lock it to some free space on one of the metal tree frames, and toss the key into the river. Although the practice is common in many other countries, the iron trees that lovers affix their lock to make Moscow's bridge of love a unique and romantic site.

 

Novokuznetskaya metro station is another jewel of Moscow's subway. 

This metro station was opened in 1943, during the World War II. The main theme of the decor is the battle of Soviet people with the enemy.

The station is decorated with marble, pillars and bas-reliefs picturing different military operations of the Red Army.

However, the most unusual decoration of the station is huge mosaics on the ceiling. They are the work of the famous artist Frolov.

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