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State Russian Museum

Inzhenernaya str., 4 | Metro stations: Gostiny Dvor, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191186, Russia
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As featured in 3 days in St. Petersburg
Ranked #9 of 1,014 attractions in St. Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums, Museums, History Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Countless masterpieces, ranging from 12th-century icons to 20th-century paintings, are displayed at this important art museum housed in the splendid... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Berlin, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great to browse through Russian history from icon painting to after soviet art. I found it great to browse through and read all the Russian history on Wikipedia whilst I was seeing the related art.

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Toronto, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Over 100 rooms of Russian art from icons to iconoclasts. There were at least 20 artists we learned about that we found extraordinary (courtesy of our guide Olga from Marina Wilson tours) and none of this beautiful work is known outside the country it seems. For those who love impressionists, don't miss "Moonlit Night on the Dnieper" by A.I. Kuinji.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After the size and grandeur and crowds of the Hermitage, this was a relaxing few hours to browse Russian art. After all, we were in Russia. After entering through a small door and negotiating somewhat of a maze we did manage to get through the museum in a few hours, albeit not in detail. Only Russian art here but some... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I have a particular fondness for Ilya Repin who is well displayed here but I also love almost all things Russia. This is my favorite place. You won't have the brutal crowds of the Hermitage and its a wonderful place. Please take the time to visit this museum.

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Israel
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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The Russian painting has started relatively late, and while the rest of Europe was developing art for centuries. the Russians did it in a few decades. This museum displays the fantastic collection of Russian masters, showing that there wasn't lack of talent between Russian artists and there are incredible paintings all over the museum. If you are not familiar with... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There are many cultural attractions in St.Petersburg Russia...92 that I know of! This is worth a visit to see Russian art and there are some very impressive pieces worth seeing that alone justify the price of admission. Plan on minimum 3 hours but recommend 5 hours and take your time. Upon first entering you will see some large pieces that... More

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Cape Town
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We were running out of time and just managed a few rooms in this museum but found it very interesting. Very different to what one sees in the other sights in St Petersburg. Russia artworks with a lot of historical significance. So much to see and so little time.....

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Moscow, Russia
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292 attraction reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

As I've said in my previous review, when it comes to the Hermitage, it's certainly not a place to admire paintings, with far too many distractions. On the other hand, the State Russian Museum is just the place to go if you wish to concentrate solely on the beautiful paintings and sculptures. All of the important names are under a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After the Hermitage with its poor lighting and mad crowds, this museum was so refreshing. Only the odd tour group, lots of quiet spaces to enjoy a vast historical sweep of Russian art. The audio guide was excellent too.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A great collection of Russian art, and a better museum to visit than the Hermitage, which tends to be swarming with tourists.

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