If there is a square that you will inevitably visit if you travel to St. Petersburg it is Palace Square. In this square, the site of historical events of world importance, there is the Hermitage Museum, the General Staff Building and the Alexander Column. This architectural complex is currently one of the most visited in Russia by both national and international tourists. In this article I explain
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.
You can find St. Petersburg tourist information offices downtown, at the train station, at the airport or at the cruise terminal. In this article I’ll explain where to find the different tourist information centers in St. Petersburg, as well as the services they offer. Introduction To better organize your trip, a good idea as soon as you get to St. Petersburg is to go to one of the city's
Moscow is a city of bridges, both historical and modern. Some of them are intended for vehicular traffic, others are pedestrian bridges, although there are also bridges that house Metro stations, lookout points or even shopping malls. You’re sure to come across many of them during your visit to Moscow. In this article I will take you on a tour of what in my opinion are the 10 most beautiful or
Taking a boat tour in Moscow along the Moskva River is a very pleasant experience. It will allow you to get to know the city from another totally different perspective, see the bridges over the Moskva River up close and view some of the city’s main monuments. In this article I’ll give you details of the different tours you can take by boat and how to buy tickets. 0. Cruises on the Moskva
The Tsaritsyno Museum & Nature Reserve in Moscow is a picturesque group of palaces, bridges, pavilions, ponds and gardens. It is a unique place in Russia’s capital city and will be a very pleasant surprise for you. Admission to the park is free, although you pay for the palace tours. I invite you to join me on this dream tour of Tsaritsyno that you can combine with the visit to
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
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 May 4,
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 August 26, 2018 1. Public transport in St. Petersburg In St. Petersburg you can use the public transport and go to places by metro,