We have recently revisited this major museum of Russian art with Elena - a very charismatic and knowledgeable guide. We liked it so much that we wanted to share our great experience with you.
One should visit the Old Tretyakov Gallery at least once if you live in Moscow, but their art collection is so great and extensive that we believe you will not be bored to come back. This museum is a great introduction not only to Russian Art, but to Russian history as well.
We organize this tour in cooperation with our partner Strelka Travel. Guide Elena was very much appreciated on our KGB tours and Tretyakov Gallery tour. See the details below.
Do not miss this opportunity! Sign-up for the tour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: November 19th and 21st (only tickets available for the 19th!)
Costs: Price 2000 RB pp (incl. ticket to the Gallery 500 rub).
Meeting point: Old Tretyakov Gallery Lavrushinkiy Ln, 10.
Old Tretyakov Gallery Guided Tour
Old Tretyakov Gallery is located in the merchant district of Moscow, Zamoskvorechye— the area beyond the Moskva River and opposite the Kremlin. It resembles a fairy tale house and once belonged to Paul Tretyakov, a collector, patron of artists and a great patriot of Moscow and Russia. The house was profoundly restored and updated in the 1980s and is now a major museum featuring a collection of Russian art that traces the development of Russian culture from the 11th to the 20th centuries.
Artwork includes a collection of ancient icons from Byzantium, Kiev Russ, Moscow, Novgorod and Pskov. One of the most recognized museums, it is also home to the world-renowned “Holy Trinity” by Andrei Rublev as well as the famous 11th century painting, “Our Lady of Vladimir.”
Additionally, the museum features portraits of Emperors, Tsars, national heroes, poetic landscapes and battle scenes, and historic canvases.
Photo credits: Strelka travel