Moscow is home to what is considered as one of the best museums all over the world: the Tretyakov Gallery.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow – Russia is a premier museum in the capital city that houses some of the best works of arts in the world.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow – Russia is located at 10, Lavrushinsky Lane south of the Kremlin.
There is also a second Tretyakov Gallery now and this is located at 10, Krymsky Val close to the Crimean Bridge.
To reach the main Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow – Russia, you can take the Metro. You can take the Metro that stops at the Tretyakovskaya Station, Novokuznetskaya Station or the Polyanka Station.
To get to the new Tretyakov Gallery at Krysmsky Val, you can take the Metro that stops at Oktyabrskaya Station or Park Kultury.
From the stations, it is an easy walk to the gallery.
What to See
The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow – Russia, main museum complex, is home to various Russian art pieces that date as far back as the 11th century up to the early years of the 20th century.
Within the museum complex, you can view paintings and icons from the 12th up to the 17th century in the Old Russian Art department with works by famous artists such as Theophanes the Greek, Rublev and Dionysus.
In the Halls of the 18th – Early 19th Century, paintings on display include the works of Rokotov, Levitsky, and Ivanov.
The Treasury Gallery exhibits metal and stone works of the 12th century up to the 20th century.
At the new Tretyakov Gallery, you can view various Russian art pieces of the 20th century including those by avant-garde Russian artists Chagall, Malevich and Popova.
This is the only gallery that has permanent exhibits on the 20th century Russian art.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow – Russia actually began with the collection of a private citizen, a merchant by the name of Pavel Mikhailovich Tretyakov.
He started collecting works by Russian artists of his time in the year 1856 and in the year 1892; he presented his collected works to the nation.
The current building that houses the gallery was built between the years 1902 and 1904 after the design of Viktor Vasnetsov, a Russian painter whose themes often depict mythology.
This is perhaps why the building was designed in the lay-out of a fairy tale structural pattern.
The cost to visit the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow – Russia is 360 rubles per person and 220 rubles for students. The new gallery likewise has the same entry fees.
Children under 7 years of age get free admission.
The Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow – Russia is open everyday except Mondays, from 10:30 in the morning up to 7:30 in the evening.
For the new gallery, it is open daily excluding Mondays, from 10 in the morning up to 7:30 in the evening.