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Address: Inzhenernaya St., 4 | Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011, Russia
Phone Number: 8 (812) 595-42-48
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Fri - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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This museum was less crowded than the Hermitage and offered a real insight into the russian culture.The Hermitage is amazing, but it does contain things that you would find in any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This museum was less crowded than the Hermitage and offered a real insight into the russian culture.The Hermitage is amazing, but it does contain things that you would find in any number of european museums.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This museum has some relatively little known Russian art, and can be a real eye opener for West European visitors. For those who find the Hermitage queues intimidating, I'd heartily recommend this as a back-up option.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited on 3 Oct 2012. Back then I couldn't find where exactly was the entrance until I walked near by the small entrance on the right of the main gate. Nevertheless, inside the museum are collections of many national paintings including Jesus Christ at the Cross, Eastern Orthodoxy depictions, monuments of artists and sculptures of David, Venus, and other Italian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is what you come to see when you visit another countries Art Gallery. Their paintings, local artists and their history. All this is here, and beautifully presented. This is my type of Art Gallery; real paintings- an exhibition of skill and talent, and showing real life in this part of the world. Thank heavens this Modern Art 'stuff' has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The State Museum is grossly under-rated and deserves more attention when you put together your St Petersburg itinerary. You will find that while the Hermitage focuses on artwork from outside Russia, the State Museum has some amazing pieces. Must see pieces include Aivozovsky's Ninth Wave and The Wave, Repin's Barge Haulers, Polenov, Makovsky, Myasoyedov, and my favourite the brilliant Shishkin.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Museums own a lot of famous pictures by most significant Russian artists. What is more there is great collection of ivory and wooden carvings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We just love art and conside it to be a perfect reflection of culture. Rich national culture - rich art gallery exhibiting local artists. Russian Museum is the place to see quite impressive art works.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Collection of Russian art from old Russion icon painters ( Rublev, Ushakov) to Avangard (Malevich) 20 th century. Russian painting, sculpture, the graphic, decorative and folk arts from the 10-th century to the present day. To understand all the historical events in this pictures and to be admired you need 3 days and more. But a few hours are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The State Russian Museum is definitely worth a visit if you can while in St. Petersburg. It's right next to the Church on the Spilled Blood. The building itself of the State Russian Museum is a beautiful Neoclassical former palace of one of the Romanov grand dukes. The exhibits in this museum are first rate and some of the opulent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The State Russian Museum is located "Art Square" featuring a Statue of Alexander Pushkin. This magnificent sprawling building houses a wonderful collection of Russian art. The Hermitage it is not, but that was not a problem for us. We just enjoyed what we witnessed here. When you enter get the mobile audio tour system they provide for a little extra.... More 

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