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Museum in Abramtsevo

Abramtsevo Estate Museum-Preserve

In 1870 Savva Mamontov – railway tycoon and patron of the arts – bought this lovely estate 45km north of Moscow. Here, he hosted a whole slew of artists, who sought inspiration in the gardens and forests: painter Il…
Church in Abramtsevo

Saviour Church ‘Not Made by Hand’

The prettiest building in the grounds is Saviour Church ‘Not Made by Hand’ (Khram Spasa Nerukotvorny). The structure epitomises Mamontov’s intentions: it’s a carefully researched homage by half a dozen artists to 14…
Museum in Abramtsevo


Built in 1873 by Victor Gartman, the ornate Russian-style wooden studio is notable for the carved art nouveau detailing on the exterior. It contains an exhibit of Mikhail Vrubel's ceramic works, including an exquisi…
Museum in Abramtsevo


Completed in 1878, this is a good example of old Russian architecture, with a wood-carved exterior and chequer-painted roof. When the Mamontovs lived on the estate, the building was used primarily as a guesthouse, a…
Museum in Abramtsevo

Manor House

Several rooms of the manor house have been preserved intact, complete with artwork by various former resident artists. The main attraction is Mamontov’s dining room, featuring Ilya Repin’s portraits of the patron an…
Russian in Abramtsevo

Cafe Abramtsevo

Across the street and down the lane from the main entrance to Abramtsevo Estate Museum-Preserve, you'll find this friendly cafe with outdoor seating and a full menu of Russian and international favourites. Portions …
Museum in Abramtsevo


Formerly the estate kitchen, this outpost now contains a small exhibit of folk art. Built in 1870, the building originally served as living quarters for the Mamontovs while the manor house was being renovated.