It houses more than 100 000 paintings and sketches, from all the Russian schools of painting.
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts
Situated 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.
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
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
The museum is one of the largest Natural History museums in Europe.
Museum of Russian Decorative and Folk Art
The museum was founded in 1981. It houses extensive collections of Arts and crafts, currently including more than 65 thousand items.
Inaugurated 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
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
Located 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.
Andrei Rublev Museum of Russian Art
The 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.
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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