Russia is the world’s largest nation, which borders European and Asian countries. The Russia Tourism has been growing from the past decade. St. Petersburg becoming the most visited destination in Russia, followed by Moscow.
Here’s the list of things which makes Russia Tourism famous:
St. Petersburg is the most visited destination in Europe that glorifies the Russia Tourism. It is famous for its rich and cultural heritage. Also known as the cultural capital of Russia, it includes places like Saint Isaac’s Cathedral [Fourth largest cathedral in the world], Hermitage museum [art and culture museum], Mariinsky theatre [theatre of opera and ballet] etc.
Moscow is the most popular city and capital of Russia. Any person visiting Moscow should not miss to go to Red Square, located in the centre of the city. During the holiday season (New Year’s Eve and Russian Christmas) there’s a Christmas market at Red Square. There people shop for traditional Russian gifts and enjoy traditional Russian food. In front of the Red Square are the famous St. Basils Cathedral, the GUM, the Kremlin and the Historical Museum.
Cuisine: To being the largest nation of world, the Russian cuisine derived from vast and multi cultures of Russia. Borschet soup among one of the famous cuisine consisting of beetroot and cabbage. Blinis the another famous dish, they look like pancakes stuffed with sweet or sour fillings.
And other dishes like Russian salad, Shashlyik, Beef Stroganoff, Funghi etc. are also famous. Soups are also very famous there due to the cold weather.
Vodka: Apart from cuisines, Russia is famous for Vodka. Vodka came in Russia around 14th century. The name “Vodka” comes from Russian word “Vod” which means water. It is the most popular drink of Russia. It said to be the traditional drink of Russia.
There are numerous buildings which beautifully defines the art and culture of Russia. “Onion domed churches” in Russia defines one of its architectural features. Some of the famous architectural buildings are cathedrals of St. Sophia and St. Petersburg, Kremlin, Peter and Paul Fortress etc.
Lake Baikal situated in the city of Siberia, Russia. The world oldest & deepest lake for more than 5000 ft. deep. It has world largest volume of fresh water constituting of one fifth of all the fresh water in the world. It is a home to many species of plants and animals. The water of lake is crystal clear & pure and one of the most favourite tourist spot because of its calm and fresh atmosphere.
Matryoshka also known as Russian doll or Russian nesting doll, it is a set of dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other by Russian artists who make these dolls and is very popular among tourists. These dolls are made up of wood and are a symbol of art in Russia. In 2001, the first Matryoshka Museum was opened in Moscow.
Tsar Bell is the largest bell ever produced in the world weighing around 201,924 kilograms and height of 20.1 ft. An 11.5 ton piece was broken due to its casting and has never been rung. It is believed that if the bell rang, its sound could have been heard at a distance of 40 to 60 kilometres. It has impressions of Empress Anna and Tsar Alexey who was ruling at that time.
Mount Elbrus was formed millions of years ago. It is one of the seven summits in the world, highest peak in Russia and 10th highest peak in the world attracting mount climbers from all over the world. It is an extinct volcano now.
Suzdal is an ancient town in Russia located in the northeast of Moscow. It is a major tourist attraction due to the monuments located here. Some of the monuments here are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Some of the monuments are Wooden Church of St. Nicholas, Saviour Monastery of St. Euthymius, Intercession Convent etc. If you are planning to travel Russia, Travels Mantra offers best customized Russia Tour Packages.