The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts is truly extraordinary. It houses the largest collection of European art in Moscow. Here you can literally study the history of European art — from Parthenon portico and Michelangelo's ‘David’ to a Gothic portal and life-size equestrian statues of the Renaissance epoch. Apart from the replicas, there is also a rather large collection of original old masters’ paintings, such as Rubens and Botticelli.
Other highlights of the Pushkin Museum include Egyptian artifacts, the treasures of Troy, works of impressionists… Indeed, the number of the items on display is overwhelming! You can’t name everything! And besides, the museum holds regular temporary exhibitions.
The museum has two major buildings, and both are located on the northern bank of the Moskva River, opposite the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, just a few blocks away from the Kremlin.
So, if you are planning to visit Moscow, make sure to put this place on your must-visit list. By the way, do you like going to museums?