For those who wish to go to see an opera or ballet in St. Petersburg, in this article I will explain how to buy tickets online in the websites of the two most famous theaters in the city, the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky. Introduction Many tourists that visit Russia, even those who are not very fond of ballet or opera, often want to go to a ballet or opera interpretation. If in Moscow the
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.
In St. Petersburg, there are many cathedrals and churches. In this article I will review the 5 most important churches or cathedrals worth visiting. Some can be visited for free, while others are paid, so I will also explain how you can get tickets online. 0. Introduction In addition to the mandatory visits to Hermitage, Peterhof complex and Catherine’s Palace, there are five cathedrals and
The Peterhof complex consists of a set of palaces and gardens that are in the Gulf of Finland (about 30 kilometers west of St. Petersburg) and until 1917 were the residence of the czars. They are known as the "Russian Versailles" and are an UNESCO World Heritage site. If you travel to St. Petersburg, this visit is a must-do. In this article I’ll explain you what to look for, how to get there and
Just like in other large cities, in Moscow you can find large shopping malls, shopping streets, large specialty stores and markets dedicated specifically to the sale of souvenirs, like the famous matrioshkas or memories of the former USSR. 0. Introduction Throughout Moscow it is possible to find several shopping centers, among which you can find the GUM (in the middle of Red Square) and
The visit to the Lenin Mausoleum, in which the mummified body of Lenin is still preserved, has become one of Moscow’s main attractions. The Mausoleum is located in the Red Square and the visit is free. All you have to do is wait in line, which can be longer or shorter depending on the time of year. What is the Lenin Mausoleum? Lenin's Mausoleum is a Soviet monument, by the architect
Organizing a train trip on the Trans-Siberian (or Trans-Mongolian) route may seem complicated. In this guide I explain you step by step how to organize the trip in the easiest and most economical way: the visa process, train tickets, flights, accommodations, etc. 0. Introduction In this article I have tried to collect each and every one of the most important aspects to consider when making a
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. The
In Moscow you can find a variety of restaurants of typical Russian cuisine, from Russian fast food and buffets (such as Teremok, Kroshka Kartoshka, Mu Mu, or Yolki Palki) to Russian haute cuisine end restaurants (such as Cafe Pushkin, Mari Vanna or Farenheit). I would add the cuisine of former Soviet republics such as the Georgian, Uzbek and Ukrainian gastronomy, just to name a
It is possible to visit Moscow's Bolshoi Theater in two ways: either you buy tickets to attend a ballet or opera performance, or you take a guided tour in English organized by the theater staff itself. Introduction If you are visiting Moscow, you are very likely to go to the famous Bolshoi theater. The visit can be done in two ways: Buying tickets online in advance to attend an opera