Zamoskvorechye is considered one of the most amazing districts in Moscow. It is a spot of the Old city represented by low-rise buildings, narrow streets and ancient churches and cathedrals. The history of Zamoskvorechye streets dates back to the 15th century. The streets were originally inhabited by craftsmen, later by merchants and clergyman. The merchants lent much to an elaborate exterior design of the district because it was they who supported the construction of the churches and cathedrals. The inhabitants have preserved the incredible atmosphere of Zamoskvorechye that is reflected in Ostrovsky’s works, a great Russian writer, a native of the district.
We highly advise all guests of the capital to visit a famous building located at Lavrushinsky Lane, Zamoskvorechye district. There, in the State Tretyakov Gallery the biggest collection of Russian fine arts is displayed. The gallery houses over 1300 masterpieces of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. Among them there are icons, portraits, still life paintings reflecting the atmosphere of old times. The exhibits are represented both by world famous Repin, Vasnetsov, Surikov, and by such little-known Soviet painters as Azgur, Yablonskaya, Ugarov. The gallery is considered to be founded in 1856 when Pavel Tretyakov purchased the first two paintings: Nikolay Shilder’s “Temptation” and Vasily Khudyakov’s “Finnish Smugglers”. The main halls of the gallery are still situated in the house used to belong to the Tretyakovs. In 1893 P. Tretyakov sent a letter to Moscow Duma requesting to accept the notable collection as a gift. Since then the gallery has been opened to the public.
A guide will draw visitors’ attention to the most remarkable masterpieces and provide some interesting information connected with them.
-A professional guide is at your service;
-Entrance tickets to the StateTretyakov Gallery;
-Guide’s advice and recommendations.
-Walking tour along Pyatnitskaya, Yakimanka, Ordynka Streets and Lavrushinsky Lane including stops at Church of Saint Clement, Pope of Rome, Church of life-giving Trinity in Vishnyaki and Church of Resurrection.
Documents to take along: passport (ID) or copy. Other recommended items: a camera. Put on comfortable clothing and shoes for the weather.
The Tretyakov Gallery is closed on Monday.
Photo and video shooting: In halls with the permanent exhibition it is allowed to make photos (including mobile devices) without a flash and without using tripods and monopods for selfies.
Professional photo- and video- shooting, shooting with a tripod and sketches in the halls of the Gallery, as well as video and audio recording of different museum tours is possible according to the agreement with the administration.
You can also use images of any objects of the Gallery, received during photo-, film- or video- shooting, for the commercial purposes, but only on the basis of an agreement with the Gallery.
Tourists’ safety provision follows the requirements of All-Union State Standard (GOST Р 5064494).
Tour Confirmation Within 12 Hours.
No cancellation fees more than 72 hours in advance
Reservation changes can be processed up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of a tour. In case cancellations are carried out more than 72 hours in advance, 100 % of the total cost of a tour is refunded. If reservation is cancelled within 24-72 hours prior to the start of a tour, 50 % of its total cost is refunded. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, no refund is granted.
Payment for a child under 18 is equal to that of an adult.
The collection of paintings is extensive with the inclusion of various works of painters !! The tour went well, it started on time, and the guide describing the different was good.
Много раз бывала в Москве и вот добралась и до Третьяковки. Огромное количество полотен, скульптур. Благодарю нашего гида за увлекательные рассказы! Это лучше, чем слушать монотонный аудиогид. Мне все очень понравилось! Время пролетело быстро!