Rublyov Museum of Early Russian Culture & Art

Rublyov Museum of Early Russian Culture & Art information

Moscow , Russia
Andronevskaya pl 10
Getting there
Metro: Ploshchad Ilycha
More information
adult/student R350/200
Opening hours
11am-6pm Mon-Tue & Fri & Sat, 2-9pm Thu
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On the grounds of the former Andronikov Monastery, the Rublyov Museum exhibits icons from days of yore and the present. Unfortunately, it does not include any work by its acclaimed namesake artist. It is still worth visiting, not least for its romantic location. Andrei Rublyov, the master of icon painting, was a monk here in the 15th century. He is buried in the grounds, but no one knows quite where.

In the centre of the monastery grounds is the compact Saviour’s Cathedral , built in 1427, the oldest stone building in Moscow. The cluster of kokoshniki (gables of colourful tiles and brick patterns) is typical of Russian architecture from the era. To the left is the combined rectory and 17th-century Moscow-baroque Church of the Archangel Michael ; to the right, the old monks’ quarters house the museum.