Russia is a great country, the largest state not only in the world, but also in the whole country. The only thing you need to know is that it will not be possible to visit all the important places of Russia in one trip, because the borders of the country are huge, and monuments are scattered everywhere.
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Russia is home to thousands of rivers, beautiful scenic villages, snow-capped mountains, national parks and several other beautiful natural spots that one cannot miss.
The beautiful cities of Russia are very different and unique in their own way. If you are visiting this country for the first time, the places of first interest to you will be:
The world-renowned destination for performing arts, Moscow is the financial, cultural and political capital of Russia.
You will find several monuments, museums, and statues to celebrate the great history of this city. The best attractions of this city are kremlin, Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral.
The most popular road in Moscow attracts the west part of the Kremlin, where it extends 1.25 km from Ploshchad Arbatskaya to Ploshchad Smolenskaya. It is one of the most established streets in the city and was first specified as accurate as 1493, about a fire that started in the church of St. Nicholas.
Furthermore, the GUM Shopping Center is a historic center in Moscow’s Red Square.
2. Saint Petersburg
Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg is also known as Leningrad among several other names.
It is a popular northern cruise destination since it is located on the Neva river. The Hermitage museum is the famous place and also the second largest art and cultural museum in the world.
Russia’s most beautiful city is full of romantic atmosphere, bridges, museum-like streets and royal spirit. The northern capital of Russian has a unique cultural history that will be of interest to true lovers of all things classical: theatre, ballet and opera.
Even a week spent at an offbeat brisk pace, the city’s cultural heritage won’t be enough to cover the tip of the snowfall. Buildings and monuments of great historical importance await discovery and discovery, including St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Paul and Peter Fortress and Nevsky Prospect; The National Museums present the largest works of Russian and European painters, concentrated in the State Hermitage Museum and the Irta Gallery; While incredibly detailed and passionate theater and opera performances are to be experienced at the Mariinsky Theatre.
St. Petersburg will delight fans of traditional sightseeing and historic cultural heritage, and surprise those looking for an alternative side to the city, where secret hangout spots of Petersburg youth and local citizens will open up at a glance. To explore only the most famous attractions, it may take you several weeks.
Vladivostok is located near the borders of China and North korea and shares an ocean in Japan.
Once off limits for foreign tourists, the city now attracts curious foreign visitors who are keen on exploring its beauty. You must visit The Russky Bridge for amazing architectural wonder and The Eagle’s Nest Hill for the best view of the city.
The city of Kazan is a thousand years old and a land where European and Asian cultures meet.
The most famous landmarks are the UNESCO listed Kazan Kremlin with beautiful churches, watch-towers and museums.
It possesses wealth and unique architecture of temples, mosques and churches with people of all religion coexisting peacefully.
Sochi is a summer beach resort town on the Black Sea with a lovely waterfront promenade.
This city has beaches, nightclubs, hiking spots like Agura valley, ski resorts and river a famous rafting spot. The longest river in Russia passes through the city and merges into the Black Sea.
Irkutsk is the most popular stop on the Tran s-Siberian Railway between Moscow and the east.
The close by spot is Lake Baikal that is the deepest in the world. This city is home to five universities, several churches and history and geology museums.
7. Veliky Novgorod
The northmost and the oldest city in Russia, Veliky Novgorod is located on the banks of Volkov River and Lake IImen.
The popular tourist spots are Saint Sophia Cathedral, Bell Tower, Hanseatic Fountain and a variety of Medieval monuments.
This industrial city is located in the Ural Mountains and is famous for the execution of Tsar Nicholas and his family in 1918.
There are several libraries, theatres and playwrights, Russian Rock Bands and Dance Troupes to keep you entertained. This city has more than 30 museums that include oldest wood sculpture in the world.
9. Nizhny Novgorod
This city is located at the junction of two rivers, the Volga and Oka.
It is famous for the hilltop Kremlin looking over the junction along with several museums and restaurants. You can take a cruise and enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding.
A city full of European architecture and German heritage reflects the German rule for most of its history.
The Brandenburg Gate and the Fishing Village are popular spots along with flea markets and The Amber Museum.