Top Destinations To Visit In Russia
“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” – Winston Churchill
Russia, the largest country in the world is the home of some incredible art-works, glacier-capped mountains, golden sands and overwhelming palaces. The historical sites and cultural activities in the country’s great cities can inspire a Great Russian itinerary for a memorable trip. To help you make your trip easy we have listed some of the best places to visit in Russia.
Moscow, the Russian capital is a place full of remarkable sights and unique architectural wonders. Every building in Russia has its own story. It is said that no other city in Russia, can displays its history better than Moscow. The historical significance and architectural magnificence of Kremlin, Red square and St. Basil’s Cathedral is truly awe-inspiring. Besides this one should definitely visit Cathedral of the Assumption, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Bolshoy Theatre, Tretyakov Gallery, Metro stations, Novodevichiy Convent and Kolomenskoe Estate.
With an abundance of art-filled galleries and brilliant architecture St. Petersburg is a great city for sightseeing. The State Hermitage consists of almost 3 million pieces of art in several buildings across St. Petersburg. St. Isaac’s Cathedral, one of the tallest Orthodox churches in the world consist a gold-plated dome that rises over 300 feet. Being in St. Petersburg, one should not miss a chance to visit Peterhof, Peter and Paul Fortress, Yusupov Palace, Tikhvin Cemetry, Nevsky Prospekt and Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood.
Kizhi Island residing in the heart of Lake Onega is especially known for its fabulous open-air museums. It hosts an amazing collection of wooden structures with some of them being a part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. The most famous attractions of Kizhi Islands are the Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus, Kizhi Pogost and Transfiguration Church.
Lake Baikal, located in Siberia is the deepest and oldest lake in the world which holds around 20% of the earth’s fresh water. Lake Baikal known as the “Pearl of Siberia” is surrounded by mountain ranges and homes a unique and outstanding variety of flora and fauna. One should also visit an inhabitable Buryat yurt.