If you do not speak or understand Russian, the Moscow Metro can seem complicated to use. However, when you begin using it you will quickly realize that in reality it is very simple. Moreover, the Moscow Metro is also an important tourist attraction due to the beauty of some of the stations. I will explain to you what stations are worth a visit. Updated on February 20, 2020. Published on December
4. Destinations in Russia
If you take a look at a map of Russia, you will quickly realize that it is impossible to visit all the destinations and tourist attractions of the largest country in the world. In addition, the country has natural areas of extraordinary beauty located in very remote areas and with not very good transport connections.
To help you plan your trip to Russia, below I will include articles about the most popular destinations, itineraries and tourist routes in Russia. The vast majority of tourists traveling to Russia visit Moscow and St. Petersburg (and the surroundings of these cities), which account for around 90% of tourist traffic. This percentage also includes all those who visit the Golden Ring of Russia, northeast of Moscow.
Behind the two major cities, the Trans-Siberian Route and the visit to Lake Baikal stand out (around 3-5% of travelers going to Russia). The rest of tourist destinations are already a long way away, such as Kamchatka or Altai, attractive destinations but for the most adventurous travelers.
The best way to get around in Moscow is by public transportation, especially on the Metro. In this article, I’ll tell you about the main means of public transportation in Moscow and, in particular, the types of tickets and travel cards that there are. Most notable among them is the Troika Card, the one used by most Muscovites. Article updated on February 20, 2020. Originally published on October
If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the capital, less than 15 km in the south of Moscow you will find the former summer residence of the czars in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today it is an open-air museum and park with a set of highly prized buildings, most outstanding among them being the Church of the Ascension (World Heritage Site) and the Wooden Palace of Czar Alexei
The city of St. Petersburg has about 260 palaces. One of the most famous that I suggest that you visit is the Yusupov Palace, home of an important aristocratic family in imperial Russia. It is a beautiful, luxurious palace but not as overwhelming as the Hermitage. Its exterior is modest but hides an interior full of elegance. In addition, the palace is well known for being the scene of Rasputin's
The best way to get around St. Petersburg is by public transport, either by metro or by bus. In this article I will tell you about the transport tickets that are worth buying to move around the city in public transport. Updated on January 22, 2020. Published on May 30, 2017 1. Public transport in St. Petersburg In St. Petersburg you can use the public transport and go to places by metro, bus,
St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, located in Red Square, is definitely a must-go visit in the Russian capital. The entrance costs 700 rubles (it’s free for children up to 16 years old). In this article I tell you what to see in St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow and how to organize your visit (tickets, schedules, duration and guided tours). Updated on January 20, 2020 (written on July 14, 2016) 1.
Zaryadye Park is one of the new symbols of the city and has already gained international recognition. Located in the heart of Moscow, a stone's throw from the Kremlin, it recreates the different landscapes of Russia. Its floating bridge has already become one of the city’s main tourist attractions. But the park also includes exhibitions, concert halls and restored historic buildings. Zaryadye Park
A very frequently asked question is what is the best way to travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, or how to travel without a visa between those cities. Well, to travel from Helsinki to St. Petersburg you have up to five different options: plane, train, boat, bus and car. I’ll tell you what is the best (and the cheapest) way to travel between the two capitals and what type of visa you need in
One museum that I recommend visiting is the Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg, a small, elegant museum that exhibits the favorite jewels of the czars, among which the famous Easter eggs are the most notable. It is located in downtown St. Petersburg in a beautiful, recently restored 18th century palace. In this article I’ll tell you everything about this little gem of a museum. 1. A Little Gem
Moscow can be visited in many different ways thanks to tourist services that are offered in the city: by foot, by bike, by tour bus, by taxi, by tour boat, or through other more adventurous alternatives such as hot air balloon, helicopter, or plane. In this post, I explain the different alternatives that are offered in the city for taking guided tours in English or in other languages. Article