The Fountain of Arts Moscow

Image by Maria Selezneva

The Fountain of Arts – The oasis of inspiration

Right in the Moscow city center, close to the famous Tretyakov Gallery, which is sometimes really crowded, especially when hosting some exhibition, there is a little gem. At first it might not be immediately noticeable, but when you pass it by day by day, you finally realize that it has captured your attention and you want to go there more often, to sit by it and just relax.

That’s exactly what happened to me. I love the Zamoskvorechye district in Moscow – I usually go there for evening strolls, having dinner and meeting my friends, but I hadn’t noticed a nice little fountain which is located right in the little park.

This fountain called ‘The Fountain of Arts’, or just ‘Inspiration’ was opened more than ten years ago, in 2006, when the Tretyakov Gallery celebrated its 150th anniversary. It consists of the base, and the little tree washed by water. The most interesting thing is that the tree is surrounded by three bronze paintings by well-known Russian artists Victor Vasnetsov, Arkhip Kuindzhi, and Ilya Mashkov. Let’s agree you won’t Google them, and just try to guess the titles after you visit the Tretyakov Gallery? 

So, being close to it, it’s so nice to sit a little by this fountain, or even have a coffee, or an ice cream from the nearest places. And, of course, to take some photos as well, and get a real inspiration in this oasis of peace surrounded by city buildings.

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Details about this spot



Bolshoy Tolmachyovsky side-street, Moscow

Opening Times

24 hours daily


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)