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Culture and Art

Explore the rich cultural heritage of Moscow through stunning art exhibitions, musical concerts, world-class museums and extraordinary theater performances!

Tretyakov Gallery

Russia’s premier museum of national art with over 190,000 exhibits. Discover masterpieces of world art, immerse yourself in exciting interactive exhibitions and meet outstanding lecturers who can make a talk about art seem as if it’s an exciting adventure!

Tretyakov Gallery’s major paintings include “Ivan the Terrible Killing His Son” (Ilya Repin), “The Girl with Peaches” (Valentin Serov), “Morning in a Pine Forest” (Ivan Shishkin), “The Rooks Have Returned” (Alexei Savrasov), and “Ivan-Tsarevich on the Grey Wolf” (Viktor Vasnetsov).

Another treasure of the Tretyakov is its library, which contains more than 200,000 volumes on art. You can see some of the unique collection, including handwritten Old Russian texts and the rarest editions of valuable books.re guaranteed!

Address and Operating hours
10 Lavrushinsky Lane. Nearest metro station: Tretyakovskaya. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday — from 10:00 to 18:00. Thursday — Saturday — from 10:00 to 21:00. Closed on Mondays.
10 Lavrushinsky Lane. Nearest metro station: Tretyakovskaya. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday — from 10:00 to 18:00. Thursday — Saturday — from 10:00 to 21:00. Closed on Mondays.
New Tretyakov Gallery

New Tretyakov Gallery

Part of Russia’s main art gallery, the New Tretyakov contains the most complete collection of twentieth century Russian art. Admire masterpieces by practitioners of avant-garde, socialist realism, underground as well as the latest trends in contemporary art. You can also take part in interactive exhibitions, and acquire new knowledge at master-classes and lectures by leading art experts!

If you come with children, the New Tretyakov Gallery offers exciting creative workshops and special programmes that will show them that art is anything but boring.

Address and Operating hours
10 Krymsky Val Street. The nearest metro station is Park Kultury. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday — from 10:00 to 17:00. Thursday — Saturday — from 10:00 to 20:00. Closed on Mondays.
10 Krymsky Val Street. The nearest metro station is Park Kultury. Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday — from 10:00 to 17:00. Thursday — Saturday — from 10:00 to 20:00. Closed on Mondays.
Pushkin Museum

The Pushkin Museum is famous for having one of the largest collections of Western art in Russia. Its collection is made up of 670,000 exhibits, including casts of ancient statues and items from Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece.

Study masterpieces of world art, take part in creative masterclasses and informative lectures, and enjoy performances by musicians! Special programmes, concerts and interactive shows are organized for children at the Pushkin Museum, where they know that art inspires and calms, promotes imagination, and develops a child’s creative abilities.

Address and Operating hours
12 Volkhonka Street. The nearest metro station is Kropotkinskaya. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday — from 11:00 to 20:00. Thursday and Friday — from 11:00 to 21:00. Closed on Mondays.
12 Volkhonka Street. The nearest metro station is Kropotkinskaya. Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday — from 11:00 to 20:00. Thursday and Friday — from 11:00 to 21:00. Closed on Mondays.
Bolshoi Theater

One of the world’s most important opera and ballet theaters. The Bolshoi Theatre, Russia’s main national theater, has hosted world premieres of operas by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. It covers 80,000 square meters — just imagine the size and scale!

Here you can enjoy productions staged by Russia’s best directors, appreciate the outstanding performances of renowned artists, admire exquisite interiors, and stroll through the historic halls and corridors in the company of exalted audience members — visitors to the Bolshoi include global celebrities.

You’re also guaranteed an unforgettable experience on a tour of the theater’s backstage area during which you will see one of the world’s main stages from a fundamentally different angle. You’ll be able to grab a glimpse of how artists prepare for performances, get acquainted with the unusual internal layout of the theater; and see the exquisite décor and bold engineering solutions. If you’re lucky, you will also witness a rehearsal of one of the performances!

Address and Operating hours
1 Teatralnaya Ploshchad. The nearest metro station is Teatralnaya. Daily from 11:00 to 20:00.
1 Teatralnaya Ploshchad. The nearest metro station is Teatralnaya. Daily from 11:00 to 20:00.
Chekhov Moscow Art Theater

Chekhov Moscow Art Theater

One of the most famous theaters in Russia, it’s known for its classical productions. Here leading theater artists perform and world-class directors work on the repertoire. The Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre does not recognize any limitations in terms of genres and formats: in its repertoire, you will find both serious dramaturgical productions and sparkling comedies, classics and modern hits, musical performances and mono-performances.

Bonus: set aside some time to admire the theater building itself. It’s a true masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture, listed as a cultural site of federal significance.

Address and Operating hours
3, Kamergersky per. 1. Nearest metro station: Teatralnaya Daily from 12:00 to 19:30
3, Kamergersky per. 1. Nearest metro station: Teatralnaya Daily from 12:00 to 19:30
Museum of Russian Impressionism

Museum of Russian Impressionism

This museum displays works by Russian artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. But you will already be entranced as you approach the museum and see a brick building wrapped in shiny metal with a glass parallelepiped on the roof.

Inside, you can see artistic masterpieces, and inspire yourself and children to learn more about art — the Museum of Russian Impressionism hosts many creative tours, lectures and masterclasses, including for young guests.

The permanent exhibition includes paintings by Korovin, Serov, Zhukovsky, Grabar and Yuon. The Parisian Musée d’Orsay and the Pompidou Centre have taken part in temporary exhibitions put on by the museum.

Address and Operating hours
Leningradsky prospekt 15, building 1. The nearest metro station is Belorusskaya. Friday — Tuesday — from 11:00 to 20:00, Wednesday — Thursday — from 12:00 to 21:00. Closed on Mondays.
Leningradsky prospekt 15, building 1. The nearest metro station is Belorusskaya. Friday — Tuesday — from 11:00 to 20:00, Wednesday — Thursday — from 12:00 to 21:00. Closed on Mondays.
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall

The Concert Hall of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society, opened in 1940, will amaze you even before you step inside. The Hall building is a masterpiece of Soviet architecture, made in the Stalinist Empire style.

Come here to enjoy classical music concerts performed by the best orchestras and conductors. True music lovers will also appreciate other events that regularly take place in the Hall — from music festivals and academic music concerts to chamber poetry evenings and performances. In total, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall hosts about 300 events a year — you’ll definitely have plenty to choose from!

Address and Operating hours
Tverskaya Street, 31/4, bld. 1. Nearest metro stations: Tverskaya, Chekhovskaya, Pushkinskaya Daily from 09:00 to 22:00
Tverskaya Street, 31/4, bld. 1. Nearest metro stations: Tverskaya, Chekhovskaya, Pushkinskaya Daily from 09:00 to 22:00
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