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Ten Beautiful Places To Visit In Russia

Feb 3, 2008
Russia, or now more commonly known as Russian Federation, can be found in Eastern Europe. It is a country filled with rich history and culture as well as wonderful and beautiful places to visit. Here are some of the beautiful places that the great country of Russia has to offer.

1.) Red Square of Moscow

A visit to Russia deserves a visit to the Red Square. This is a popular tourist destination in this country. Here, you will find the famous St. Basil's Cathedral as well as the State History Museum, and if these are not enough, you will also see here the Mausoleum of Lenin.

2.) Lenin Mausoleum

Of course, you should always visit the Lenin Mausoleum. In this great place, you will see the embalmed body of the great Lenin. Word of caution though, photo taking as well as cell phones are not allowed inside the mausoleum, and also, you have to leave your bags in the mausoleum's baggage office.

3.) The Kremlin

A visit to Russia is never complete without a visit to the Kremlin. Do not forget to see here the Diamond collection. It will also be a great experience to get to see a performance like a ballet in the Conference Center.

4.) Old Arbat Street

If you are looking for souvenirs, then the Old Arbat Street is a must-go-to place. You will see here lots of shops where you can buy your souvenirs. There are also many restaurants here and cafes if you get hungry strolling along the old street.

5.) Tretyakov Gallery

This gallery houses mostly Russian artworks. It is also recognized as one of the world's best museums. The gallery boasts of its collections of artworks made by famous Russian artists.

6.) New Arbat Street

A walking distance from the Old Arbat Street, this is more modern and trendier than the former street. This is also the place where well-off Russians go to shop and eat since it contains expensive stores and expensive restaurants as well. The nightlife here is also very lively, so partying in one of its nightclubs is a must.

7.) Tverskaya Street

Considered as the fashionable street of Russia, you will also find here expensive boutiques as well as restaurants and cafes that are frequented by locals as well as foreigners alike. You will also find here expensive hotels as well as theaters. This is a nice place if you want to spend a leisurely walk in the streets of Russia as you get to see some beautiful buildings as well as experience firsthand the busy lives of Russians.

8.) Gorky Park

This is obviously the most famous park in all of Moscow. Here, you will definitely enjoy the rides in the theme park as well as take a leisurely walk along the park's charming pond. During wintertime, you will see here competitions in ice sculpting as well as people skiing across the frozen pond.

9.) The Hermitage Museum

This is a popular tourist destination that is located in Saint Petersburg and is also the main attraction of this city. If you are an art lover, then this is definitely a place that you must visit as it is home to some of the world-famous artists' paintings - artists like Da Vinci and Rembrandt as well as Michelangelo and a lot more. Here, you have the option of getting a guided tour (where you will get to listen more about the history of the artworks as well as the artists themselves) or not.

10.) Peter and Paul Fortress

If you know the history of the Romanovs, then you will surely love this place. This is the resting place of the Romanov Czars. You should also see the church, which is also a tourist attraction.
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Jonathan Williams is the travel writer for Destination Guide TV - the place to share travel videos. Visit http://www.DestinationGuide.tv/russia to view or share Russia travel videos.
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