The banya is the traditional Russian spa and it constitutes one of the most important activities in Russia, not only because it is a site of relaxation, health and well-being, but also because it is a place to socialize with friends or family. The Sanduny Baths in Moscow are the most famous in Russia. Below I will explain how to organize the visit. 1. What is a Russian banya? The Russians
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.
Saint Isaac's Cathedral, located in the centre of St. Petersburg, is another must-see site in the Russian capital. In this article I’ll explain more about the history of this cathedral, its schedules and how to buy tickets online. 1. Introduction Saint Isaac's Cathedral (or Isaakievskiy Sobor) can be considered as one the most sumptuous and grandiose of the churches of St. Petersburg.
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, located in the centre of St. Petersburg, is a must-visit location in the Russian capital. In this post I’ll explain more about the history of this church, their visit schedules, how to buy tickets online and how to admire this beautiful church from the canals of the city through a boat ride. 1. Introduction The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, located in Red Square, is definitely a must-go visit in the Russian capital. The entrance costs 500 rubles (it’s free for children up to 16 years old). Updated on March 15, 2018 (written on July 14, 2016) 0. Introduction St. Basil's Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of the Intercession of the Virgin by the moat) is an Orthodox church on the Red
The history of Russia and its capital, Moscow, is very closely related to space exploration. In this post I will show you a tour along the different museums, monuments, hotels and streets of Moscow dedicated to the space age and its heroes, the cosmonauts. Introduction If you love astronomy, Moscow has a rich astronomy heritage. You can find museums, monuments, streets and hotels dedicated
Around 180 kilometers south of St. Petersburg we can find Veliky Novgorod, the oldest city in Russia, whose historical center is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and it’s quite worth a visit. I’ll explain you how to get there and what to see. Introduction Veliky Novgorod is a beautiful city of about 230,000 inhabitants, located about 180 kilometers south of St. Petersburg, known
Different Russian folklore shows take place throughout the year in Moscow and St. Petersburg, including dance, music and Russian traditions. In this article I will explain to you which the most popular shows are and how to buy the tickets. Russian folklore encompasses both folk song and dance, folk theater, mythology, traditions and in general the non-academic culture of Russia. It stems
In Russia you will find some of the best circuses in the world. While in Moscow you can attend a performance at the Nikulin circus or the Grand Moscow State Circus, in St. Petersburg, there is the Great State Circus. In this article I will explain how you can buy the tickets without intermediaries to attend a performance of the worldly renowned Russian circus. Introduction Since the 18th
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. 1. Public transport in St. Petersburg In St. Petersburg you can use the public transport and go to places by metro, bus, trolleybus and also by tram in some areas. In
There are many places from which you can witness the best panoramic views of the city of Moscow: natural viewpoints, historical monuments, skyscrapers, a TV tower or panoramic restaurants. In this article I have made a compilation of the best places in which it is possible to enjoy panoramic views of Moscow: Natural viewpoints, such as Sparrow Hills. Historical monuments such as