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Russia sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Russia is a wonderful place to try different types of tourism. In this country you find wonderful beach resorts, ancient cities with rich historic heritage and magnificent nature parks.
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We should start from describing the most famous places of interest of the capital. Kremlin is the main symbol of the city and an internationally famous attraction. This is a very important historic and architectural landmark, and every building on its territory is a new page in the history of the country. The Red Square is located in front of the eastern wall of the complex. During several centuries the square was a witness to many important historic events. The Red Square was constructed on the site of numerous wooden houses, which made the threat of fire very real and, therefore, their presence was inacceptable near the royal residence. Nowadays, there are many exhibition halls, museums, parks and churches near the Red Square and the Kremlin complex.
The city of Saint Petersburg remains the cultural capital of Russia. Nearly every street in this city is an important historic and architectural place of interest. Travelers are recommended to visit Peterhof, a famous series of palaces and gardens, which is located not far away from the center of the city. Peterhof was built by initiative and under control of Russian tsar Peter the Great. Nowadays, the palace exhibits numerous historic documents, plans and drafts. The Smolny Cathedral is one more famous attraction of the city that is also recommended to visit. The beautiful cathedral is made in best traditions of baroque style. Its height is 94 metres; its halls and the facade are decorated with gilding, and blue walls of the cathedral feature skillfully made fretwork. Inner premises of the Smolny are no less beautiful and amaze visitors with stunning frescoes and carvings. Copyright
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The most famous resort destinations in Russia are Sochi, Anapa and Adler. These cities are also rich in numerous historic buildings and modern entertainment centers. Travelers are recommended to visit the dolphinarium, which is open in Adler. Here visitors will be able to see entertainment performances and shows. Besides dolphins, the shows feature seals and visitors can see a true king of the sea - a giant white whale. The tomb of Hercules remains the most unusual landmark of Anapa. It was discovered during archaeological excavations in 1975. The tomb belonged to Gorgippia, a noble family. It's more than 1500 years old and got such an unusual name because of beautiful drawings that feature scenes from myths about Hercules.

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The most famous and most popular tourist route in Russia is the Golden Ring. This route covers a range of beautiful historical cities, each of which attracts with its historical sites. Sergiyev Posad is famous for its religious attractions. Pereslavl-Zalessky will impress you with its historical architecture and breathtaking landscapes. In Kostroma, travelers can visit many interesting museums. The entire territory of historical city Suzdal is considered as a museum in the open air at all.
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Fans of beach recreation often visit the resorts of Krasnodar Krai and, on the contrary, many people prefer the beaches of the Crimean Peninsula. Beach resorts located on the Black Sea coast have another interesting feature - upscale treatment centers. The region is notable for its healing climate. There are healing mineral springs and unique liman lakes. In Crimea, there are famous mud-cure resorts, some of which were formed in the 19th century. Vacationing here is interesting and comfortable for everyone who used to combine its favorite entertainments and care for the health.
In Russia, there are also excellent ski resorts. The best region for fans of active recreation and winter entertainments is the Urals. There are such famous ski centers, as Abzakovo and Bannoye. Picturesque ski areas are visited by tourists not only in winter, but also in the warm season. In summer, fans of hiking tours like vacationing here. The Urals are notable for their amazing nature attractions. Besides, the Urals are climbers’ favorite place for recreation.
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A very few foreign guests visit the Far East region of Russia but it is not less interesting because of this. This region is very far from the capital. Its main value is enchanting national parks. The main city of the region is Vladivostok that will impress you with various historical and architectural attractions. Nature admirers have an opportunity to visit national parks of the Kamchatka Peninsula, reach beautiful desert islands and admire magnificent volcanoes. The Far East region will impress gourmets too, as they can taste the rarest seafood delicacies here.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks of Russia
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♥   Forest Park 'Buzulukskiy bor' . On the map   Photos
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♥   Nature Park 'Juzhno-Kamchatskiy' . On the map   Photos
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Castles of Russia
♥   Castle 'Donskoy Monastery' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Ferapontov Monastery' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Gdov Kremlin' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Goritsky Monastery' . On the map   Photos
♥   Castle 'Ipatiev Monastery' . On the map   Photos
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Palaces in Russia
♥   Palace 'Catherine Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Constantine Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Gatchina Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Grand Kremlin Palace' . On the map   Photos
♥   Palace 'Kolomenskoye palace' . On the map   Photos

Famous and uniques places in Russia from our review series

Hovrinskaya Hospital

From the series “Deserted places causing the feeling of chill”
In Moscow, fans of walking through abandoned places can visit Hovrinskaya hospital, which some locals call the Residence of Evil. Construction of the hospital, which was planned to serve about 1 300 people, has begun in 1980. Five years later, construction work stopped. During its existence the hospital has not worked even a single day. The first floors of the huge unfinished edifice are flooded today, and the building itself is slowly sinking into the ground.

According to official data, construction of the hospital was discontinued because of adverse geological conditions, but the locals have an explanation of what happened. If you look at old maps of Moscow, you can see that once there was a big cemetery in these places. That’s why this attractive place was empty for so many years. … Read all

Bedia Cathedral

From the series “ Survived artifacts of early Christian civilization”
In Abkhazia, pilgrims and tourists have an opportunity to visit another important religious object, the Bedia Cathedral. It is located in the village of Agubedia. The landmark was built in the late 10th century. This cathedral was consecrated in honor of Our Lady of Blachernae. Surprisingly, the church was able to keep its original appearance and a number of unique elements of decoration for more than a thousand years. The shrine was built of solid stone. The construction features impressive size.

Studies of the temple showed that once its interior has been decorated with rich paintings, but they didn’t survive. You can see small fragments of ancient frescoes depicting the Old Testament stories only on the western wall of the temple. The main relic of the cathedral since its foundation … Read all

Tsandripshsky Temple

From the series “ Survived artifacts of early Christian civilization”
Another amazing religious object is the Tsandripshsky temple that was built in the 6th century. It is located in the picturesque village of Gantiadi. According to historical records, in ancient times it housed a fortress and a settlement. In the Middle Ages, a commercial port was built there. The old temple is one of the few buildings that has managed to survive to the present day. Despite the fact that the temple is not active, tourists still have an opportunity to assess its scope and admire unique elements of decoration.

The shrine is made of large stones; once gorgeous Byzantine marble was used for its design. The temple has a unique symmetrical architecture. Researchers were able to find out the fact that in ancient times it featured special acoustics. This means that the largest … Read all
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Sightseeing in popular cities of Russia

Saint Petersburg
An interesting landmark is the Peter I Lodge built in the 18th century. It became the first residential building on the territory of the new city. It was here that the Russian emperor lived during the foundation of St. Petersburg. According to one of the legends, the house for the emperor was built by skilled carpenters in just three days. In 1930, a fascinating museum was opened in this miniature building. Among its exhibits are personal belongings of the emperor. The most beautiful … Read more
The capital is famous for its modern architectural monuments, including the famous "Moscow City" Business Center. It is a complex of skyscrapers featuring the original futuristic design. The height of the main building reaches 235 meters. It's nice to admire the high-rise buildings on a sunny day when their mirror facades reflect the sun's rays. One of the capital's most recognizable religious sights is the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It was built at the beginning of the 19th century … Read more
The exact date of the foundation of the city is unknown, but its age is for sure more than a thousand years. The official date of the founding of the city is 1005, but new archaeological findings indicate that Kazan is exactly several dozen years older. The Kazan Kremlin is the main city landmark, which was built during the reign of Ivan the Terrible. It was built by Smolensk masters, who at that time were considered the best masons. Kazan is a city of two world religions; along with … Read more
At the beginning of the 6th century AD, 1300 years ago, the first Greek colonies were formed on the coast. One of the books, dating back to the beginning of the last century, which describes in more detail the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus, was written by a traveler-geographer, the legendary Swiss Dubois de Montpar. In this book the first name of the city in the local language is Ardlar. During the Caucasian wars among the Russian officers were Germans. In addition, numerous Russian … Read more
The very first tribe that lived in this area was the warlike Sindh. They all the time fought with the Scythians, whom even the mighty Persian king Darius feared. But with the Greeks who inhabited the Black Sea coast, the Sindhs had quite good-neighborly and peaceful relations. The first city that emerged in the place of modern Anapa is Syndic, the capital of the state of Sindica. Already later, the Greeks of the Kingdom of Bosporus built here the largest seaport on the coast - Gorgippia. … Read more
The Gelendzhik Embankment is the longest in the world; it is one of the main attractions of the resort. The embankment stretches from one cape to the other; its length is 8 kilometers. On the Black Sea coast it has no equal. The charming harbor remains the busiest place of the resort and a favorite vacation spot for fans of hiking. Along the harbor are the most popular beaches, where you can comfortably sunbath and swim. There are three excellent water parks in Gelendzhik, among them the … Read more

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