The 10 most beautiful towns in Russia

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When we consider the possibility of visiting RussiaThe first thing that comes to mind is Moscow, the capital. It is the Russian city that receives more tourists year after year, although there are those who prefer to go to Saint Petersburg, which although it does not have Red Square or the Kremlin, has other charms such as the Hermitage Museum.

What is not frequent is to schedule a visit to towns. Seeing the most beautiful in the same trip is very complicated because it is the largest country in the world, but I recommend taking note of what I tell you below, since some can catch you close enough to where you are that it deserves worth approaching.

Uglich

Uglich
One of the towns worth a lightning visit is Uglich. It is on the banks of the Volga River and is part of the Golden Ring of Russia. With the passage of time, it has left the category of town behind to become a city of 35,000 inhabitants, but despite this I have decided to include it in this list because it is never given visibility when talking about the most important cities in Russia.


Its main charm? The beauty of the buildings of the old russian architecture that make up your skyline, among which we can highlight the churches of San Demetrio, San Teodoro or La Madre de Dios.

Ivangorod

Ivangorod
This town borders Estonia. It is precisely this that explains why it is full of fortifications. Its walls are quite a monument and it is even possible to visit a museum where not only are small battles counted, but it is also possible to soak up the local culture. If you visit it, do not miss details of Ivan Bilibin's paintings or manuscripts of Fyodor Dostoyevski, one of the great writers of Tsarist Russia.

Shlisselburg

Shlisselburg
It is a monumental complex attached to Saint Petersburg that is well worth a visit. It is on a small island located in al lake ladoga and its main jewel is the Oréshek castle. Its six towers have lived through many battles and the oldest of the place can attest to this.


Varzuga

Varzuga
This town is in the Murmansk region, in an area relatively close to Finland. This explains why the temperatures are quite low during a good part of the year, which should not be an impediment to wanting to visit it, especially if you are a fan of fishing. Why? Because the Atlantic salmon moves through the Varzuga river.

Esso

Esso
If you travel to Kamchatka peninsula You have to go to Esso. Of course, wrap yourself well because it is a very cold place that explains why not many people live there. In fact, you will have to prepare to completely disconnect, to put aside all those pleasures that one is used to today. The good thing is that you can relax in its hot springs.

Bogolubovo

Bogolubovo
About 200 kilometers from Moscow is the town of Bogolubovo, whose history began to be written in the XII century. It is full of Christian relics and its architecture leaves no one indifferent. It was founded by the Prince of Kiev Andrei Bogolubski.


Srostki

Srostki
In the Altai Krai We find this other town that seems to be at the ends of the world. It is relatively close to the border point of Kazakhstan, China, and Mongolia. Its landscapes are a real sight to behold, the same can be said of its casitas, where it is worth spending at least one night gazing at the stars.

Pereslavl-Zalessky

Pereslavl-Zalessky
Of Pereslavl-Zalessky many things can be said, all good. What strikes the most is the contrast that occurs between its gallant buildings and the fishermen's neighborhoods, which still earn their wages by working for the Pleshcheyevo lake. You cannot miss the Goritski Monastery or the Cathedral of El Salvador.

Suzdal

Suzdal
Anyone realizes that religion is something very important in Suzdal, where monasteries and white buildings are the main protagonists. Leaving aside the walls that one day they built to protect the place, we must highlight the beauty of the Monastery of San Eutimio Redentor and the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady, which has blue domes that invite you to photograph them.

Sviyazhsk

Sviyazhsk
On one of the peninsulas sprung by the vagaries of the Volga river we find Sviyazhsk. It is a beautiful town located in the Republic of Tatarstan which is sometimes said to be an island, although it is actually connected by a road. There we find a monastery in which there are still monks, in addition to the historic center, which is the only one that survived the creation of the Kúibyshev reservoir, which began operating in 1957.

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