Russian Museum - The Mikhailovsky Palace
Russian Mueseum - view from Arts Square
|Saint Petersburg, Russia||2 hours||Private Excursion|
We invite you to take a guided tour of the world's largest collection of Russian art - the State Russian Museum! The Russian Museum is the second most famous museum in St. Petersburg after the Hermitage. Along with the Moscow Tretyakov Gallery, it has the largest and richest collection of icons, paintings and sculptures, created by Russian masters – the museum funds count more than 400 thousand exhibits and cover all styles and trends of arts from over 10 centuries of history of Russia. The majestic interiors of the former Palace of the Grand Duce Mikhail, will demonstrate to you the true masterpieces of ancient Russian icons from 12th-17th centuries, paintings and sculptures of the 18th-20th centuries, decorative and applied arts. You will see such world-renown chedeuvres like "The Last Day of Pompeii" by Bryullov, "The Ninth Wave" by Aivazovsky, "Barge Haulers on the Volga" and "Cossacks Writing a Letter to the Turkish Sultan" by Repin, "A Knight at the Crossroads" by Vasnetsov, "Suvorov's Crossing the Alps" by Surikov and many other famous paintings. Our professional licensed guide will tell you the history of the creation of the museum and its collection, present the main trends in Russian art - from the ancient Orthodox canon and classics to the avant-garde and socialist realism.