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Penates, I. Y. Repin's Estate Museum

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Well worth a half day outing from St. Petersburg

We were on the fence about giving up a half day to visit Repino and the Estate Museum but it turned... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Portland, Oregon
Inspiring place close to Finland Gulf

Repin not only was a fabulous painter, he also had quite some peculiar ideas when it came to life... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
Linda V
Brussels, Belgium
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Primorskoe shosse, d. 411, Repino, St. Petersburg 197738, Russia
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We were on the fence about giving up a half day to visit Repino and the Estate Museum but it turned out to be a highlight of our visit to St. Petersburg. We took a taxi to the Museum (~30 minutes and 1000 RUB) and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Repin not only was a fabulous painter, he also had quite some peculiar ideas when it came to life style, certainly for that era. You can find out all about this in his house in Repino, which he designed. The roof consists mainly of glass,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Linda V
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Really interesting and special museum, especially for those who are familiar with the works of Ilya Repin and those who are interested in the era. They have audio tours in a lot of languages, which is lovely. The ladies at the museum are friendly and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Lana-Banana-199
Reviewed 28 January 2017

One of our trips beyond the city of St Petersburg limits was that one, toward the northwest, along the coast of the Finland Gulf. Our goal was the charming wooden house- museum of great russian realist painter Ilya Efimovich Repin. It is called Penati, since...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Off the beaten track, but definitely worth making the effort to get there. It gives a fascinating insight into the life of Ilya Repin, who, with his liberal democratic views, vegetarianism, and open house to all who felt like visiting him, seems very modern in...More

Date of experience: May 2015
3  Thank PCSensei
Reviewed 17 September 2014

The Penates estate bought by Ilya Repin, one of Russia's greatest realist painters of the 19th century, was, when he bought it, in Finland in Kuokkala. In 1948 the area became Russian and the town renamed Repino in his memory. While only able to view...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Lorna W
Reviewed 8 June 2014

It's an old strange house fully rebuilt after the WW2nd. There is nothing interesting there even if you are a fan of Iliya Repin. I recommend to visit this place only if you are somewhere around and you'd like to spend/kill half an hour on...More

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank Evgeny_Maltsev
Reviewed 24 October 2013

I strongly recommend to visit this museum to everyone. Ilya Repin was a gifted artist.There were outstanding people among the guests at his house. The family had unusual traditions and you will know about them when you listen to your guide and enjoy the immaculate...More

Date of experience: February 2013
2  Thank Inna K
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Very interesting home-museum, beautiful building, nice garden. After visit, cross main road and enjoy time on the dunes and beach on gulf of Finland.Very funny stories happened in the house: go there and discover!

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Matteo L
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