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State Russian Museum
Years of construction:1817 - 1825
Attraction status:State museum of academic arts
Operating time:from 10:00 till 18:00 daily, on Mondays from 10:00 till 17:00, closed on Tuesdays
The architect:Carlo Rossi

The main display of the State Russian Museum is located in the building of classical architecture Mihailovsky Palace, right in the city's center at the Art's Square. The palace was designed by italian architect Carlo Rossi for Grand Duke Mikhail - brother of emperor Alexander I. Opposite the main facade there is a gala yard surrounded by one of the most famous cast-iron fences of Saint-Petersburg. After Grand Duke Mikhail passed away the Mihailovsky Palace was reconstructed and tranformed into the arts museum. The State Russian Museum was opened to public in 1898 and is considered to be the first Russian museum of academic arts. The art collection of the museum is based on owned by the emperor family paintings from different palaces like the Winter Palace, Alexsandrinsky and Gatchinsky palaces and some paintings from Moscow museums too. The nowaday collection of the Russian Museum counts about 400 000 exibits and covers all the major types, trends and historical ages of Russian arts for a 1000 year period. Ancient Russian arts are presented by 12-th - 17th century icons of Andrei Rublev, Dionisiy, Simon Ushakov. The museum also has a big collection of paintings of the Itinerants and such outstanding Rusian painters as Repin, Vrubel, Bakst, Benua, Serov and many others. Besides that there are expositions of 19th-20th century paintings of Filonov, Petrov-Vodkin, etc. The Russian Museum today is known as a unique storage of art masterpieces, famous restoration center, competent science research and science-methodic institution of academic arts operating the activities of more than 260 art museums over the country.
Map of St.Petersburg
2-4, Inginernaya street
+7 (812) 314-55-01

Tour programme:personal guide, tickets, private excursion, transfer (optional)
Price:starts from 60 USD per person (depends on the season and number of pax)
Tour duration:4 hours
Options:be sure that we'll enhance your tour programme with any element upon your request