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State Russian Museum

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Address: Inzhenernaya St., 4 | Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
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Wed 10:00 - 18:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Countless masterpieces, ranging from 12th-century icons to 20th-century...

Countless masterpieces, ranging from 12th-century icons to 20th-century paintings, are displayed at this important art museum housed in the splendid and historically significant Mikhailovsky Palace.

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Another amazing visit

We again visited the State Russian Museum on our last trip to St. Petersburg. The amazing collection, housed in Mikhailovskiy Palace, contains one of the world's finest collection... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We again visited the State Russian Museum on our last trip to St. Petersburg. The amazing collection, housed in Mikhailovskiy Palace, contains one of the world's finest collection of Russian art. We also visited the Mikhailovsky Castle Collections.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only decided to visit after reading an article in the BA magazine and so glad we did. You won't have heard of the Russian artists on view but their work is sublime. The 19th century portraits, landscapes, biblical events and sculptures were like walking around a visual Dickens novel. Each told their own rich story. Another glimpse into pre-revolutionary Russia... More 

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Thank Carey G
Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From early religious art to the Black Square - it's all here! Many of the plaques have very inaccurate English translations so keep Google close at hand if you want better info on individual paintings. Very busy with large school groups around lunchtime.

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Thank elizabethmillington
Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here in January 2017. The museum has an excellent collection!! You should visit if interested in Russian culture and history. Strongly recommend!

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Thank zaikokarl33
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's the state museum of Russian Art, so you have to love Russian Art. Some great Malevich and Kandinski work, though I felt some of the great paintings were missing. Was not that impressed with the icons, expected better. Missed something... didn't like the atmosphere, felt uncomfortable. Probably due to the depressed look of the totally unmotivated staff. But worth... More 

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Milano
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to discover Malevich, this is the museum for you. Not only for that, for sure, but the collection of Malevich paintings is unrivalled.

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Thank mygoddess
St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were many impressive paintings depicting the sea - both.raging and calm. The water and the foam are painted very skillfully. You may think that the vortex would suddenly overwhelm and the water would spillover.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good museum with big collection: paintings, ancient orthodox icons, 15-19 centuries wooden decor, porcelain etc. Museum is quite big, so take your time! I visited museum together with my cousin and it took us 3,5 hours.

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This whole museum is devoted to Russian Art. We spent most our time looking at the Iconography and early Russian Art, although the museum also has modern art.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is all about Russian art from medieval icons, through all ages and well into the 20th century and the soviet period. The collection is of the same kind of the Tretyakov and Tretyakovsky galleries in Moscow, but on a smaller scale, possibly easier to digest. Besides the paintings an portraits, there are also sculptures and items of craftsmanship... More 

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