Place: Square of Arts On the map
Construction time: 1819-1825
Purpose: The building was constructed as the Palace for Great Duke Michael Pavlovich, son of emperor Paul I and brother of emperors Alexander I and Nicolas I. In this Palace at the end of XIX cent. the great collection of Russian Arts was replaced from Hermitage, Arts Academy and out city palaces. That is how Russian Museum in honor of emperor Alexander III began.
About Museum: This is the biggest collection of Russian Arts in the world. Here you can see the most beautiful works of such Russian artist as Karl Bryullov, Ivan Aivazovsky, Ilya Repin, Peredvizhniki, Kazimir Malevich, Wassily Kandinsky. In contrast to the Hermitage there are practically no queues and huge crowds in the halls. Russian Museum is a godsend for lovers of Russian painting and Russian culture. Working hours: 10am-6pm; Mon: 10am-8pm; Thu: 1pm-9pm. Working out: Tue. Tickets: adult – 400 rubles, students –200 rubles, kids younger 16 years- free of charge.