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Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: Volhonka St., 12, Moscow 119019, Russia
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Phone Number: 7-495-697-95-78
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Russian: Музеи изобразительных...

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Russian: Музеи изобразительных искусств им. А.С. Пушкина) is the largest museum of European art in Moscow, located in Volkhonka street, just opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The International musical festival Svyatoslav Richter's December nights has been held in the Pushkin museum since 1981.

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts holds one of Russia's largest collections of foreign art from ancient times to the present day. Its modern presentation introduces visitors to the Museum's extensive study collections of toned plaster casts reproducing works of Graeco-Roman art, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The Museum also houses original paintings and sculpture, drawings and examples of decorative and applied art.

In the halls on the ground floor original works of art are displayed from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome, together with European paintings ranging in date from the 8th to the 8th centuries. Two halls, known as the Italian and Greek Courtyards, contain casts. The halls on the first floor display for visitors casts of art works from Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The halls, hung with paintings, exhibit works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Known for its outstanding temporary exhibitions, this museum also has an impressive permanent collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art.

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The grand museum of Moscow

If you come to Moscow, go to the Pushkin. The Assyrian collection is particularly good. You'll also find Egyptian and classical Greek artefacts, lots of Medieval art, and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you come to Moscow, go to the Pushkin. The Assyrian collection is particularly good. You'll also find Egyptian and classical Greek artefacts, lots of Medieval art, and general European art through the seventeenth century. One of the world's great, if old-fashioned, museums. Go, and absolutely make sure you go to the 19th century annex next door to see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend to see what s on in the moment and decide depending on your interest to the topic. The most valuable is that you can catch a collection/ picture or piece of art that you probably missed to see in other corners of the world. Pushkin State Museum would be the right place as it participates in cultural exchange... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We had purchased tickets online. When we arrived there was a long line outside the door - we went up to the front with our online confirmation and were sent around the side of the building to a door labelled 'staff entrance'. Having shown our ticket confirmation we were waved through but, having passed the cloakrooms etc, were stopped and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

The Pushkin is located across at least two buildings. The line for the main building was probably three hundred long when we went in to the impressionist collection next door with no wait. The collection is spread over about 18 smaller galleries in what appears to be an old palace building. The collection is right up there with the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is really my favorite measeum in Moscow/ Closest metro station is Kropotkinskaya. A few meters from there. It's better to go there not in weekends because you'll have to wait to get in because of lot of people. The ticket is 6 euros. A lot of different ancient sculptures there and a copy of famous appolo by michaelandgelo 5... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Huge collection--would require days to get through it all. Be aware that unless you speak Russian you'll have some difficulties. Little is in English. There is an audio tour, but too few of the items are included. The audio is in English. When you enter, go to the basement level (they didn't make it clear that that's what they wanted... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The museum is big with a really great space and diversified collection, but many of them are not originals (be aware). It was good to see some of the russian things and it must be a nice place to show children a little bit of all arts. I recommend more the temporary exposition that was there (about Leon Basket) and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The museum itself is very impressive. Many different things to see. However, we had a hard time with the explanations, that were 90% in Russian.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

There are so many museums in Moscow. This one though quite nice is not as great as the other museums which are there in Moscow. Can be given a miss.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The small collection of modern art is housed next door to the main museum. I had been blown away by the Impressionist, other C19 and Cubist works in St Petersburg; this collection is smaller but nearly as impressive. It includes significant works by Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cezanne and Picasso; a selection of Rodin bronzes; even some Daumier and Fyninger. So... More 

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Khamovniki could be considered a city of its own – here it’s possible to find some of Moscow’s most important cultural institutions such as the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the Novodevichy Convent and Trubetskikh Estate, great sport locations such as Luzhniki stadium and aqua complex, and long and beautiful Luzhniki embankment. Pick your preferred form of transport to explore the area – bicycle or river cruise during the summer and taxi in winter as many of the great places are situated beyond a short walk.
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