The Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val

The Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val

The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the largest museums in the world. Although the Square is no longer witness to the imposing parades of May Day, it remains a profoundly impressive space. Delimited by the stark severity of the mausoleum, the expansive facade of the world-famous GUM department store, and the exuberant colors of St. Basil's Cathedral, Red Square is, and deserves to be, the requisite first stop for any visitor to Moscow.


10 Krymsky Val, tel: 238-1378, 951-1362
metro station: Oktyabrskaya

Working Hours:

Open: 10 a.m.-7.30 p.m.

Closed on Monday

Entrance fee:

12 EUR

The development of Russian art of the 20th century - from avant-garde of the 1900's to the creative quest of painters of the 1980's and 1990's - is presented in the new premises of the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val. Masters of other styles are also widely presented - from the expressionism and traditional realism to social realism that became the official style of the totalitarian epoch of the 1930-1950's. The nonconformist art of the 1960-1970's, known as "The second wave of Russian avant-garde" is also presented. Special collections reflecting the newest trends in contemporary art complete the exposition.

There is an interesting place to visit next to the gallery - the park of sculptures "Museon" where prostrate, outcast monuments of Soviet epoch, discarded as needless have taken refuge.