Sights of Russia

Discover with us sights of Russia, places to visit, cities and other great sights:

Places to visit in Russia

most popular places to visit in sights of Russia:

1. St. Basil’s Cathedral

Probably the most famous Russian church, bright and unusual, is a real business card not only in Moscow, but in the whole country. The Church of St. Basil is remarkable not only for its location directly on Red Square, but also for its history, architecture, original decoration and a collection of icons and church values.

St Basil's Church

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2. Moscow Kremlin and Red Square

The Kremlin is not just an amazing historical structure, but also a symbol of Russian power. It is possible to talk about everything that can be seen in the vastness of Red Square and the Kremlin for a very long time, this object still remains the subject of study by scientists and creates all new legends. Of course, to visit Russia and not to visit her heart will be a huge omission!

moskovskiy-kreml-krasnaya-ploschad

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3. Lake Baikal

Every schoolchild knows that Baikal is distinguished by the greatest depth on the planet. But to say that this is simply the deepest lake means not to mention the amazing atmosphere and beauty of this place. Be sure to appreciate the purity of the blue ice of Lake Baikal, its amazingly delicious fish and just take a break from the bustle of the city alone with nature.

Lake Baikal

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4. Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka

This valley looks like it was transferred from another planet. This is the most extensive territory with geysers in the world and the only one in the whole of Eurasia! If you want to see one of the Seven Wonders of Russia, go on a helicopter tour, which is conducted in accordance with strict rules and only under the supervision of a guide.

Valley of Geysers in Kamchatka

5. Architectural ensemble of Kizhi

This amazing creation is located on an island on Lake Onega and is unique in its kind. An openwork church built, just imagine, without a single nail, exclusively with an ax, the bell tower, the beautiful fence and the unique flavor of the Kizhi ensemble leave no one indifferent.

Kizhi architectural ensemble

6. Kazan Kremlin

This is not just a historical cultural heritage site, but a museum-reserve, the only center of Tatar culture and traditions on the planet. Kazan Kremlin perfectly preserved, has saved its unique features and appearance. This Tatar fortress is located in the very center of Kazan, so you just can’t pass by.

kazanskij-kreml

7. Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

Built in the 16th century, the Kremlin in Novgorod surprises with inaccessible walls with narrow loopholes, deaf towers stretching on several levels, and fortifications. Here is the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel. Until now, the Kremlin remains the cultural and administrative center of the city, there are two museums and the Center for Contemporary Art.

Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

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8. Golden Ring of Russia

Of course, the ring is a symbolic, uniting eight ancient Russian cities. Routes along the Golden Ring have become very popular weekend tours, during which you can see the most interesting places of Suzdal, Vladimir, Rostov the Great and so on. Monasteries, churches, original souvenirs and simply beautiful nature will make the trip on the Golden Ring memorable and interesting.

gold ring of Russia

9. Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

A masterpiece of world architecture, an elegant building that stands on a meadow, in a place where the river Nerl connects with Klyazma. This monument of architecture is surely called the most lyrical, unusual and beautiful. The temple, standing alone on the river bank, harmoniously fit into the surrounding nature, it seems to be an integral part of it.

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl

10. State Tretyakov Gallery

The largest Russian museum, which brought together a lot of masterpieces of work of domestic masters and not only. Starting with a private collection, today the Tretyakov Gallery is known worldwide and is a museum of federal significance. You can wander around the halls of this gallery for hours, and many paintings deserve a separate story, they are so important for world culture.

State Tretyakov Gallery

11. Hermitage

In 2014, this Petersburg museum magnificently celebrated its 250th anniversary, is one of the most extensive collections of art masterpieces on the planet. The Hermitage collection includes more than 3 million exhibits, including not only paintings, but also sculptures, numismatics, archaeological artifacts, and also objects of applied art.

ermitazh

12. Bolshoi Theater

One of the most important, significant theaters of opera and ballet on the planet. The Bolshoi Theater, which “survived” a large-scale reconstruction not so long ago, is located in the center of Moscow and attracts not only theatergoers, but also those who would just like to become more familiar with its features and lush decoration. Be warned that tickets for the premiere of the Bolshoi Theater will not be easy to get, and their price may unpleasantly surprise the provincials.

The Bolshoi Theatre

13. Peterhof

Luxurious, truly royal residence near St. Petersburg, was founded by Peter the Great, known for its parks and fountains, magnificent decoration of the Grand Palace and pavilions. The system of cascades and fountains of Peterhof is the largest in the world! And all the fountains are decorated in the same style, with numerous sculptures.

Peterhof

14. Stary Arbat Street

The most famous street in Moscow, glorified by poets, writers and artists. Now Arbat is the most tourist street of the capital, is closed to cars and is famous for its souvenir shops, shops, street musicians and artists. It is nice to sit here in a cafe, just walk along the street that has retained its historical charm.

Street Old Arbat

15. Mamaev Kurgan and the sculpture “Motherland Calls”

Mamaev Kurgan during the Great Patriotic War played a very great strategic importance, became the site of bloody battles. Now here is a memorial complex, the most prominent part of which was the statue of the Motherland Calling. The complex has become the most visited in Russia, due to its location is clearly visible from a distance of tens of kilometers.

Mamaev Kurgan and the sculpture "Motherland is calling"

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16. Cable-stayed bridges in Vladivostok

The need to build bridges, which should connect different parts of Vladivostok, scattered along the banks of the Golden Horn, has been discussed for more than a hundred years. However, it was not until 2012 that this large-scale project, which changed the face of the city, was realized. Now Vladivostok is decorated with two of the largest cable-stayed bridges of the country, with the bridge to the Russian island with the longest span on the planet, included in the Guinness Book of Records.

Cable-stayed bridges in Vladivostok

17. Poles of weathering – Manpupuner

Plateau Manpupuner is located in the northern part of the Urals and is famous for its pillars of weathering – massive stone sculptures created by nature. Now it is a reserve, which can be visited only on the basis of a special permit. The height of the individual pillars reaches 42 meters, this place was important in the religious beliefs of the Mansi.

Weathered Poles - Manpupuner

18. Kungur cave

This is the pearl of the Urals – an ice cave, which is considered the first beauty of all the gypsum caves of the planet. Today, the Kungur cave, located in the old town of the same name, is the only one in the country specially equipped for excursions. You can walk between the frozen “sculptures” of ice and stone, visit the restaurant at the entrance and stay right at the local hotel.

Kungur cave

19. Volcanoes of Kamchatka

It is noteworthy that the residents of Kamchatka are not afraid of their volcanoes. They are not very active, decorating the landscape with their dark silhouettes. Which of the volcanoes of Kamchatka is the most beautiful? This can be argued for a very long time! Usually called Kronotsky, Koryak and Klyuchevsky volcanoes, which have become the real symbols of the region, as the highest.

Volcanoes of Kamchatka

20. Lena pillars

This natural park is located in Yakutia, on the Lena River. Tours on the boat along the majestic, simply striking in its size and unusual appearance of the pillars created by nature, are very popular. In general, the complex consists of two separate areas, occupying a total area of ​​about 81 thousand hectares.

Lena pillars

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21. Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP

This is a landmark, if you can call it the largest hydropower plant in the country, created by man. They built the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric station for a very long time, faced with such difficulties as cracks in the dam. In 2009, a major accident occurred at the station, and it was possible to restore it only in the fall of 2014.

Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP

22. Kul Sharif Mosque

According to the legend, after Russian troops took Kazan in the 16th century, the mosque was burned to the ground, and Kul Sharif, the warrior and prophet Muhammad, was killed. However, the outlines of the mosque remained, which the conquerors simply amazed. As a result, Ivan the Terrible repeated them in the Church of St. Basil the Blessed. The mosque in Kazan was re-built and opened in 2005 and has now become an ornament to the whole city.

Kul Sharif Mosque

23. Shikhans in Bashkiria

This is the highest rocky massif of the entire Upper Urals, three mountains that appear to be warriors defending this region – Kush-Tau, Tra-Tau and Yurak-Tau, three brothers of Shihan. The fourth mountain was almost completely used in the extraction of raw materials for the plant in Sterlitamak. Shikhans in Bashkortostan are known for their wonderful nature and amazing geology – they are from coral reefs, because the Ural Sea once raged here.

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24. Elbrus

The highest mountain of Russia. And if we take into account the fact that there is no clear border between Europe and Asia, then on the whole European territory. Of course, not everyone can climb its 5642 meters, but the outskirts of Elbrus still enjoy the glory of one of the most beautiful regions of Russia, with its ancient history and special atmosphere.

Elbrus

25. Trans-Siberian Railway

Transsib – the longest railway branch of the planet. This highway stretches for 9298 kilometers! Almost across the country. The Trans-Siberian Railway connects the European part of Russia with Siberia and the Far Eastern regions, plays a huge role in the history and economy of the country. Build Transsibnachali back in 1891, so now the authorities intend to reconstruct the highway.

Trans-Siberian Railway

26. Golden Mountains of Altai

In this area of ​​the vast expanses of Russia, steppes and tundra, semi-deserts and mountains, pristine lakes and amazing caves, fast rivers and alpine meadows were joined. Cedar forests are preserved in the Golden Mountains of Altai, exactly here is the highest mountain of Siberia – Belukha, the Altai pearl – Lake Teletskoye and a lot of interesting things.

Golden Mountains of Altai

27. Krasnoyarsk nature reserve Stolby

Just a few kilometers from the outskirts of Krasnoyarsk is located Stolby Reserve, which was founded in 1925. The main feature of the reserve is cliff-cliffs that rise above the taiga, surprising with its variety of shapes and colors, as well as sizes – up to 100 meters. The nature of the nature reserve Stolby is very beautiful and diverse, which is what attracts tourists.

Krasnoyarsk Reserve Stolby

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28. Wrangel Island

One of the most inaccessible reserves not only in Russia, but also in the entire world, is located in the Arctic and is primarily known as a favorite place for polar bears, whose females hatch their cubs here. In winter, on Wrangel Island is very deserted, but in summer, on a polar day, you can come to admire the untouched nature of the Arctic.

Wrangel Island

29. Cruiser Aurora

Describing the most famous Russian ship makes no sense. All those who studied in the Soviet school are well aware of the song dedicated to him, and the history, and participation in the 1917 revolution. Now this is a cruiser-museum, which has now left the “eternal parking” and went to the shipyard for major repairs. The Aurora should return to the pier of the northern capital in 2016.

Cruiser Aurora

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30. Pole of Cold Oymyakon

Yakutia is the coldest of all the inhabited regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It was the town of Oymyakon that was recognized as the coldest place – the temperature here fell to minus 71.2 degrees! In honor of this, a memorial sign, the so-called “Pole of Cold.” At the same time, already at minus 50 degrees, locals hear a “whisper of stars”, a noise that looks more like wind or falling grains. In fact, it freezes the breath of man.

Pole of Cold Oymyakon

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