Russia is a large transcontinental country occupying Eastern Europe and North Asia and traveling here can be memorable due to its rich history and breathtaking landmarks. The following are the nicest attractions in Russia:
The Red Square in Kremlin
What’s special with this place is its courageous and religious beginnings and impressive walls that are originally built from white stone. There are magnificent buildings all around the Square. Some of those are the Lenin’s Mausoleum, which lays the tomb of the Soviet Union Founder, and who can forget the elegant architecture of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral. On the eastern side is the GUM Department Store, probably the ideal spot to hang-out after attending mass service in Kazan Cathedral, just few steps away from the store. The Red Square also boasts its sculptured bronze monument of Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky. These were the people who stopped Polish invaders.
Opened in 1995 and by reading its name, this history park is about triumph, courage and hope. If you visit this park, you’ll surely be left in awe when you see the Memorial Complex, Orthodox Church and the Central Patriotic Museum that reminds you of Russia’s victorious fight over the Nazi in World War II. This is simply the place to bond while recalling the past.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral
It took forty years before the construction of this golden dome was completed and was popular due to its circular observation deck. This is situated in St. Petersburg.
The Tauride Gardens
A perfect recreational park for the whole family landscaped in Romantic architecture. Opened to public and no fee for admission, children can play football, older men get hook in chess and sweet couples can walk around with their dogs in the lead. The Tauride Gardens is located near the Smolny Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
The Peterhof Palace
Tagged as the city’s greatest pride, the Peterhof Palace is an extravagant place of elegance, of glitters and of ceramics, also in St. Petersburg. The Grand Cascade next to the garden is a must-see. You’ll surely be mesmerized with 150 fountains and statues, located just below the grotto. One of the fountains, the Samson Fountain, depicts the historical victory of Russians over Sweden during the Great Northern War.
Grand Hotel Europe
Another great attraction in the heart of St. Petersburg to explore is the Grand Hotel Europe. With its charming architecture, this five-star hotel can be the fantastic ground for business and leisure activities while enjoying the range of great amenities such as sauna, spa, lounges, health clubs, air-conditioning rooms with satellite televisions and more. Check rates as of the moment is $ 465.
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
Another work of impressive Neoclassical art situated just few blocks west of the Kremlin is the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. As what the name stands, the goal of constructing this masterpiece is to give thanks to the Divine Providence for all the blessings He showered to Russia and for you to know; it’s the tallest Eastern Orthodox Church in the world. In 1990, the Cathedral undergone a renovation and on the groundfloor lies a hall for church assemblies.
Novodevichy Convent and Cemetery
The oasis of peace and tranquility worth exploring, this monastery is the place you’ll want to be--- allowing you to see the memorable graves of those famous names such as Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chechov, Chaliapin the singer and the former Soviet leader, Nikita Krushchev.
Glinka State Central Museum of Musical Culture
This museum has six branches and was named after the great composer, Glinka. It is situated in Moscow. Inside, you will scan the various personal belongings like sculptures, articles, instruments, recordings, books, paintings and musical masterpieces of other unforgettable composers.
Visiting Russia might be incomplete without seeing the Kremlin’s Saviour Guide, the Tsar Cannon. This beast cannon approximately weighs forty tons and 5.3 meters in length. This is definitely the reason why Guinness Book of Records called it the largest cannons ever made by human.