Andrei Rublev Museum of Early Russian Culture and Art

The museum is on the grounds of the Andronikov Monastery of the Savior, where the great Russian icon painter Andrei Rublev (1360-1428) had lived and worked, and where he was buried when he died. His grave is right by the chapel. The museum is a collection of some 5,000 icons, including priceless 15th-century masterpieces, such as the icons of Rublev's pupil Dionysius. The oldest icon on display is Our Savior of Gavshinka, a Yaroslavl icon which age is still debated by art historians. The museum was established in 1947, even though Soviet authorities generally frowned upon religion. The monastery stands on a beautiful hill overlooking the Moskva River, a good spot to watch the sunset.