Russia, the largest country in the world, is far from the most visited. They have not yet been able to attract tourists, but it is clear that it hides many treasures that are worth knowing.
It is true that you will not go there to enjoy the sun and the beach, but you can get a ticket with the intention of seeing natural wonders such as lakes and spectacular mountains. That and cities as beautiful as the ones I mention in this article.
The Russia's Capital City It is a huge city, the second most populated in Europe behind Istanbul. You will fall in love with its architecture, the famous Moscow metro, the Moscova river (the one that gives the city its name), its shops, or the Hill of Sparrows, a place with very good views for which they say Napoleon walked. In addition, it should not be forgotten that Red Square is one of the most incredible on the planet, which is why it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
More than a few tourists prefer to spend more days in Saint Petersburg than in Moscow. The cultural capital of Russia captures you for the Winter Palace, for the beauty of the Moika River, for the Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge, for the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Isaac, for the Alexander's Garden, by the Church of Saint Nicholas, by the Catherine Palace or by the Great Palace of Peterhof. Almost nothing, right?
It is more than 9,000 kilometers east of Moscow, so it is quite far from the rest of Europe. It is the first Russian city that receives the new year and it cannot be denied that there is a certain marine atmosphere that hooks the tourist who longs for the coastal towns. If you want to get to Vladivostok without taking the plane, you can consider the possibility of traveling in the trans-siberian train. It is the last stop and it is 7 days from Moscow.
Kazan is one of those cities that surprise you. You go with low expectations and when you return home you recommend it to everyone. Why? For its local gastronomy, with dishes such as ‘ochpochmack’ or ‘chak-chak’, by the leaning tower Siuyumbike, for the famous Kazan Cat or for its proximity to Bolgar, an Islamic city whose historical and archaeological site has been a World Heritage Site since 2014.
On the shores of the Black Sea, and with the label of being a beach destination (where you freeze to death, by the way), the venue for the 2014 Winter Olympics boasts more than just water and snow. Its caves and rivers are worthy of more than one photograph, while the Dendrary Botanical Garden It overwhelms you for the simple fact of being the largest in the country. The viewpoints of Mount Akhun are also worth a visit, the Agura Falls are a prize for trekking lovers and the Matsesta Spa is a spa with thermal water pools where stress disappears as if by magic.
It is not one of those cities that we all have in mind when we consider visiting Russia. However, if you tinker around Google Images a bit, you will find that Nizhny Novgorod is a fantastic place to spend a day on vacation. Its main street, the Bolshaya Pokróvskaya street, arouses the interest of anyone. The same can be said of the Chkálov Staircase, which is the longest in Russia, or of the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, a fortress that you will find visiting the historical center of this city with just over 1,250,000 inhabitants.
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