What is there to
see in Russia?
visitor, who comes to see Russia, has to know the answer to one
question: “What is there to see?” And while there are various
beautiful places to visit, your choice will depend on your preferences
and how much time you have. If your Russian girlfriend has not been to
one of the places you’ll visit, it is always a good idea to take her
with you as an interpreter and beautiful company.
should always start with the capital. The huge and powerful walls of
the Moscow Kremlin are hiding an entire range of architectural art.
There are definitely plenty of things to see including:
- The Red Square
- The Armory
- The Diamond Fund
- Lenin's Mausoleum
- Tsar Cannon
- Tsar Bell
- Minin and Pozharsky Monument
- St. Basil's Cathedral with its multicolored domes
stay in Moscow long enough, you should take a walk down the old Arbat
street, which is one of the oldest still remaining streets in the city
of Moscow. To explore the underground stations, one can take the
subway and feel the underground winds created by the trains moving
with the speed of 50 km (30 miles) per hour. To see the great panorama
of Moscow, one should go to the Sparrow Hills (Vorobyovy Gory) – the
highest point in Moscow and the most beautiful place in summer and
golden autumn. Those interested in seeing the life of the Tsar family
and Russian aristocracy can see estates of Kolomenskoye, Kuskovo,
Ostankino, and Tsaritsyno.
city to see in Russia should definitely be Saint Petersburg. This city
is a living museum of Russian and European history. Every building,
every channel and every street tell a beautiful story. Just visit the
magnificent Hermitage, the amazing Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya
Krepost), the beautiful St. Isaak's Cathedral (Isaakievskiy Sobor),
Kazan Cathedral and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. To see
and learn about all of these you will need at least one whole week.
Take an extra week to explore the splendid palaces that can be found
all around Saint Petersburg.
the most favorite places among tourists is the Yusupov Palace, where
the mysterious death of Rasputin took place. Other noble palaces are
the Menshikov Palace and Saint Michael's Castle. Peterhof is famous
for its indescribable luxury and magnificent beauty. Tsarskoye Selo
encloses a whole range of beautiful architectural monuments, including
the dazzling Catherine Palace, Lomonosov, Gatchina, Pavlovsk and
Strelna. All these suburban complexes are now available for the public
to see and will not leave you disappointed.
Ring of Russia
have enough time you should definitely take the Golden Ring of Russia
tour, which includes the following old Russian cities:
- Sergiev Posad
cities carry the traces of ancient Russian history, going all the way
back to the 11th and 12th centuries. Their monuments and historical
relics are of great importance for the Russian people.
popularity of tours down the Volga River grows with every year. The
beautiful banks and mild climate in summer makes them a great choice
for couples who want to spend time on a romantic cruise.
South has always been a popular vacation destination for Russian
people. However, after the Olympic games of 2014 the southern cities
are growing even faster to accommodate the expected flood of visitors,
and are now more open and adapted for tourists from other countries.
One can visit Sochi, Anapa and Gelendzhik, which are located on the
Black See, and have beautiful mountainous areas where sometimes skiing
is possible even in summer.
is famous for its beautiful health resorts:
Many famous Russian artists, writers
and political figures found their inspiration and cured their
illnesses in one of these places.
After you learn about all the
interesting places Russia has to offer, choosing a place to visit from
this wide variety becomes the hardest thing to do. However, if you
admire great and unique architecture, Moscow, Saint Petersburg and the
cities of the Golden Ring of Russia should definitely be on your to-do
list for a trip to Russia. But if you love beautiful, untouched
nature, take a tour down the Volga River, go to the cities of Russian
South and visit the invigorating Russian health resorts.