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Tretyakov Gallery
Address: Lavrushinsky alley, 10
Opening times: 10 a.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Closed: Monday
Founded in 1856, it is the oldest Art gallery in Russia (along with the Russian Museum in St Petersburg) and one of the largest in the world.
Its collections include artwork from the 10th to the 20th century. 

Galería TretyakovIt houses more than 100 000 paintings and sketches, from all the Russian schools of painting.

To get there:
By metro: go to "Trietiakowskaja" station, turn left and cross “B. Ordynka" street; the gallery is about 100 meters further on, opposite Lavrushinsky street. The building is white-red.

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Address: Volkhonka street, 12
Opening times: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m
Closed on Monday

Museo de Bellas Artes PushkinSituated in the city centre (near the Kremlin), the museum was founded by a professor from Moscow University, I. Tsvetaeva. It contains a rich and extensive collection covering all types of artwork, periods and different countries - from ancient art (Egypt for instance) to modern art.
The museum currently houses more than 550 exhibits: there are Egyptian mummies, artwork depicting Roman gods and paintings by the best artists in the world etc.

To get there:

You can take the metro as far as "Kropotkinskaja" station; as you come out, head for the Church of Christa Spasitiela, turn left and you will find yourself in "Wolchonka” street where the museum is located.

Moscow History Museum
Address: Novaya square, 12
Opening times: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Closed: Monday

A fascinating museum, if you are interested in the history of the Russian capital. It was founded in 1896 on the initiative of the Russian Scientific Society. The small museum takes you through the history of the city, from the first centuries to the modern day. You can see collections of ancient coins, books, old magazines and newspapers, as well as pictures and photos of Old Moscow.

To get there:

Go as far as "Lubianka" metro station, choose the exit by the "Aeroflot" counters and you will come to Novaya square. As you can see on the photo, the building is red.

Yuri Orlov Paleontological Museum
Address: Profsoyuznaya street, 123
Opening times: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Closed: Monday and Tuesday

Museo Paleontológico Yuri OrlovThe museum is one of the largest Natural History museums in Europe.
The great collections of the museum originally come from the “Curiosity Chamber” set up by Peter the Great in St Petersburg.
You can admire reconstructed skeletons of dinosaurs, mammals and other animals from the earth’s earliest periods.
The museum is particularly popular with children who tend to be fascinated by dinosaurs.

Museum of Russian Decorative and Folk Art
Address: Delegatskaya street, 3
Opening times: 10 a.m – 6 p.m
Closed on Monday

Museo de Artes y Oficios de toda RusiaThe museum was founded in 1981. It houses extensive collections of Arts and crafts, currently including more than 65 thousand items.

Exhibitions include artwork from Russian masters from all over the country, from the 16th to the 20th century, as well as delicately carved wooden figurines, jewels, paintings by famous Russian artists and a fine collection of Soviet porcelain.
An attraction for young people and children: the chance to paint a “matrioshka” (the famous Russian nesting dolls).

Photography Museum
Address: Ostozhenka street, 16
Opening times: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Closed: Monday

Casa de FotografíaInaugurated in 1996, the museum makes for a fascinating visit if you are interested in photography. It is the first museum of its kind in Moscow. It includes various exhibitions where you can admire photos from the beginning of the 20th century as well as work by contemporary artists. The museum also holds photography festivals and special events to promote photography within Russia.

State Historical Museum
Address: Red square, 1/2
Opening times: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m – 6 p.m.
Closed: Tuesday and the first Monday of each month

Museo Estatal de Historia It is the largest history museum in Russia and was established on the initiative of the Russian Scientific Society in 1872. The vast number of exhibits includes manuscripts, Russian weapons, furniture, glassware, ceramics etc. The museum also includes collections from different regions. Each room is designed around a particular period of Russian history, which gives the museum an unforgettable atmosphere.  A fascinating journey, which highlights the most important events in the history of the world’s largest country.

Museum of Oriental Art
Address: Boulevard Nikitsky, 12a
Opening times: 10 a.m – 8 p.m.
Closed: Monday

Museo del Arte de OrienteLocated in the city centre, the museum was founded after the Great Socialist revolution of October 1918 and contains a unique collection of Asian paintings, drawings etc., from the 1st century AD to the 20th century. You can also admire Italian ceramics and Persian carpets.
This fascinating museum is a must for anyone who is passionate about oriental art.

Andrei Rublev Museum of Russian Art
Address: Andronnikovskaya square, 10
Opening times: 10 a.m – 6 p.m.
Closed: Wednesday and the last Friday of each month

Museo del Arte Ruso Andrei RublevThe museum is located inside the ancient Andronikof monastery (which was founded in 1360) where the Russian painter Andrei Rublev spent the last years of his life.

The exhibition opened in 1960.

The collection covers photos, copies and original icons from the 14th to the 19th centuries.
You can also admire religious works and a magnificent collection of frescoes and manuscripts.

Moscow Zoo
Address: Bolshaya Gruzinskaya street, 1
Zoo en MoscúOpening times:
Summer: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Winter: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Monday

With more than seven thousand animals and over a thousand species, it is the largest zoo in Russia and one of the largest in the world.
It was inaugurated in 1864 and the small garden was converted into a Zoo de Moscúlarge educational centre with animals from different parts of the world.

It is sometimes open at night, so that visitors can observe animals’ nocturnal habits, and see the ones that they cannot see in daytime. The zoo also has a souvenir shop, coffee bar and a playground for the children.

With so many species, a visit to the zoo will delight adults as much as children.


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