This summer, lovers of football You can enjoy an aperitif of what will be the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The host country will host the FIFA Confederations Cup in June.
Those who are lucky enough to travel to Russia During these sporting events they will be able to take advantage of the cities that will host the games of the competition. If you are one of those lucky ones, we recommend that you pay close attention to what we tell you below, since we are going to tell you about the eleven venues of the world soccer championship. And even if you are not going to attend the event or plan to travel to Russia, you may also be interested in getting to know some of the main cities of one of the most important countries in the world. So, are you joining us?
How could it be otherwise, we will start by talking about Moscow, the capital of the country, which houses emblematic places, such as the Red Square. The World Cup final will be held here, specifically in the renovated Luzniki stadium. In addition, Spartak will also host some matches.
Of course, it will also host matches in Saint Petersburg, a city known as the “European pearl”. World Heritage Site by Unesco, among other things because it houses beautiful palaces and important religious buildings. The local team is Zenit, so it will be their stadium that will host some of the matches of the competition.
Known as the capital of the Urals, Yekaterinburg is the gateway to Siberia and it is one of the stages of the route of the famous Trans-Siberian train. If you travel to this city, we recommend you visit some of its temples, such as the Temple of Blood, built on the site where the entire family of Tsar Nicholas II was assassinated.
Another city that will host World Cup matches will be Kaliningrad, known as the Amber City, since this stone precious abounds in this place. Although it was severely damaged during World War II, it still preserves important monuments, such as the Church of the Holy Family, the Königsberg Stock Exchange and ten historical cathedrals.
Kazan, the third most important city in Russia, already has the Kazan Arena ready, another stadium that will host matches. Remember Emirates Stadium at Arsenal, considered one of the top soccer fields of the world. The best thing about this city is its ethnic and religious diversity, which can be seen in its architecture.
We also have to talk about Nizhny Novgorod, who can boast of his great architectural wealth in perfect condition. conservation. Although you can get to the city by car and by plane, it is best to do it on board a cruise ship.
World Cup matches will also be played in Rostov-on-Don, which houses different places of interest, such as the Gorki Theater, a masterpiece of the constructivism. Furthermore, this place is known for the beauty of its women, who have won more than 100 international competitions in the last 20 years.
The city of Samara is one of the knots of communications most important in the country. If you have the opportunity to travel to this place, we recommend you visit the Space Museum, since the rocket that took the first man into space was built here. Yes, we are talking about Yuri Gagarin.
We also have to talk about Sochi which, until 2020, will hold the Formula One Russian Grand Prix. Located among the mountains from the Caucasus and the Black Sea, the city houses the Fisht stadium in Sochi, which has been designed by Popoulous.
Volgograd is known for having been the scene of one of the battles bloodiest of the Second World War. In fact, in 1945 he received the Ciudad Heroica decoration for the heroism shown by the inhabitants and the Red Army.
Finally, we have to talk about Saransk, capital of the Republic of Mordovia, which is famous for its craftsmen and for the puppet theater. The Mordovia Arena state is being renovated to incorporate a commercial and leisure area.
MOSCOW - 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Host City (October 2021)
- Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Sochi