Top Places To Visit In Russia
Russia, the largest country in the world, if you are planning to explore different spots and gather a bundle of travel experience! Then here are few places you shouldn’t miss. From treks to tourism, one can stroll along an exotic seashore. The place will offer preserved Historical sites, cultural activities and several other points to explore. Here, is a list of ‘Top Places To Visit In Russia’!
• Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian Railway is longest railway system around the globe. It runs between Vladivostok and Moscow, and also between the border of China and North Korea. It was started in the year 1891 and completed in the year 1916. The Trans-Siberian Railway Project was started by Tsar Alexander III and was completed by Tsar Nicholas II.
• Mount Elbrus
The Mount Elbrus, a popular tourist attraction located in Southern Russia. It is 18,510 feet high, which is one of the seven summits with dozens of landscape attractions around. A cable car system is installed at the place which takes visitors to 12,500 feet high. The mountain is considered as a dormant volcano with no eruptions recorded in past years.
• Kizhi Island
Kizhi Island a region located in Karelia, North-western Russia. The Island is known for its open museum. The place dated back from 13th century, with a blend of cultures of East and West. The museum has collections of both cultures; it also features 120-foot high Church of Transfiguration of Our Savior and 22-domes. There are several other tourist attractions which represent craft demonstrations.
Suzdal was once the capital of Russian principalities, it was considered as a jewel with ancient cities and living museum of Russia’s cultural past. Suzdal is also known as ‘Golden Ring’ of Russia, with best historical architecture cathedral, monasteries around. The entire city is open air with good transport.
• Moscow Kremlin
The Kremlin is popular and top rated tourist spot, also a must see an attraction. The place is home to several top governmental offices with four cathedrals from 15th and 16th century. The 250-acres of land also include Armory with royal treasures of past, a collection of jewellery, Diamond Fund Exhibition which includes 190-carat diamond given to Cathedral the Great.
• Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum was founded in the year 1764 by Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg. It is a massive museum of art and culture with around 3-million items from around the globe. The collection is displayed in large complex with six historic buildings with Winter Palace and former residence of Russian Emperor.
• Saint Basil Cathedral
The Saint Basil Cathedral is located in a heart of Moscow, built between 1554 and 1561. It is a top attraction with thousands of people visiting each day. It is not the artefacts and interior that attracts visitors, but an impressive architecture which resembles a shape of the bonfire with full flame. The structure is not just unique,but also most impressive.