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. Here are the most amazing cities you must visit.
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.
Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg is also known as Leningrad among several other names.
2. Saint Petersburg
It is a popular northern cruise destination since it is located on the Neva river. The Hermitage museum is the most famous place and also the second largest art and cultural museum in the world.
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 Ilmen.
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.