The best cities of Russia

Russia is a great and powerful country which has a rich history. Every city in it, and there are more than 1000, is beautiful and unique in their own way. Each has its own attractions, especially historical places. But there are the most Russian cities, which are of her face. About them will be discussed. To your attention the top 10 most beautiful and unique cities of our country.

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

The Northern capital of Russia is the leader in top of the most beautiful cities in the country. She also holds the title of most intelligent. The history of St. Petersburg begins with the distant, 1703, the time when it was founded by Peter the Great First. The city has many architectural monuments, which carry tourists in different ages. Favorite places of travelers who come to St. Petersburg, the Hermitage and the Peter and Paul fortress. The face of the city can rightly be called the Mariinsky theatre and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. St. Petersburg is replete with gardens and parks, and a touch of romanticism the city receives from its famous drawbridges and white nights.

Moscow

Moscow

Moscow – another city, which is one of the leaders in beauty. Michael’s (so called for its large number of Golden domes on the cathedrals) has been founded in 1147 by Yuri Dolgoruky. Since then, Moscow has experienced a huge number of enemy attacks and even was several times burned to the ground. But, like the Phoenix, she rose from the ashes, rebuilt, expanded, flourished. Today Moscow is not only a beautiful city of Russia and one of the most beautiful in the world. The embodiment is, of course, the Kremlin and Red square. Millions of tourists annually pass through those that have become Holy places. However, in Moscow and in addition to these attractions there is something to see. For example, the majestic temples of Christ the Savior and the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. Anyone who visits Moscow, you should definitely visit the Tretyakov gallery, Pushkin Museum, the Armory. And just to walk around and admire the beauty of the centuries-old city on the Sparrow hills, Arbat, and near the arc de Triomphe.

Kazan

Kazan

The capital of the Republic of Tatarstan was founded in the early 11th century. Kazan is a unique city where hand in hand there are two major cultures – Tatar and Russian. Kazan is famous for its cathedrals and mosques of incredible architecture and beauty. Visiting the capital of Tatar Republic is worth a visit Peter and Paul, the Annunciation and Epiphany, as well as mosques Soltanovsky, Apanaev, and cul-saris. The old part of Kazan will meet the city’s ancient streets, where you can look at numerous theatres and museums.

Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg

The year of Foundation of Yekaterinburg – 1723. The Ural capital on the beauty of the city scarcely inferior to Kazan, however, is on 4th place only because the pace of development significantly behind the Tatar capital. Before the collapse of the USSR, Ekaterinburg was one of the most beautiful cities. However, the Soviet authorities demolished a huge number of palaces, mansions of famous people and memorable places. Some were rescued, and now they are available for tourists. Come to Yekaterinburg is definitely worth a visit Sevastyanov’s house and HOMESTEAD Zheleznova. Walk to the Great Chrysostom, the Building of the District court and to the king’s bridge. Believers will appreciate the greatness of the Novo-Tikhvinsky monastery. Tourists who come to the city, also in a hurry to see the modern sights. In the first place is an unusual monument – the keyboard and the invisible Man.

Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhniy-Novgorod

The city is considered the capital of the Volga region. He’s a little younger than Moscow and was founded in 1221. The symbol of the city can rightly be called the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, built in the 16th century. Today in Nizhny Novgorod you can see a large number of extant merchant buildings and structures, which you can clearly see, what was the Russian wooden architecture. Especially a lot of buildings are collected in one of the main streets of the city – Bolshaya Pokrovskaya. Also the city is famous for its many museums, the Rukavishnikov estate, the Pechersk monastery and the house of Peter the great.

Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad aka königsberg was built in 1255 by the Germans to their own people. However, into the possession of Russia, the city came immediately after world war II. Many attractions of the city was seriously damaged during enemy attacks in the war, however. Most of them have been restored, and is now available to the eyes of tourists. The first is to see the Brandenburg gate. Also worthy of attention and königsberg Cathedral, from new attractions, the House of Soviets.

Novosibirsk

Novosibirsk

This is one of the youngest cities in Russia, which was founded in 1893. However, despite its youth, the Siberian city is rich in sights. The most famous is the House of officers, a Chapel of St. Nicholas and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. It’s the oldest building in the city. Novosibirsk also boasts the biggest train station in all of Siberia, the Museum of the Sun. By the way, the Museum is unusual and unique, unparalleled in the world. It collected almost half a million of exhibits dedicated to the Sun. In the Siberian city also has museums, architectural buildings and monuments. The most memorable monument to the traffic lights and the sausage.

Sochi

Sochi

A significant event of 2014 year Sochi was one of the most frequently visited and famous resorts on the black sea coast. And following the 2014 year Winter Olympic games Sochi is famous in the world. This is truly a unique city. Besides the sea, beach, sun and exotic plants and mountains with snow-covered peaks where you can enjoy plenty of winter sports. In Sochi, a lot of places that are must to visit: the Park «arboretum», which contains a large number of exotic plants brought from different parts of the world, the aquarium, the Ethnographic Museum, national Park, Olympic Park Sochi-Park» ski resort «Rosa Khutor», Park «Riviera», the Olympic objects. In addition to these facilities, Sochi has many natural attractions. The most famous are 33 waterfalls and mount Akhun.

Rostov-on-don

Rostov-on-don

Founded in the mid 18th century, the city is considered one of the youngest in Russia, but is already one of the most beautiful. His calling card is considered to be a drawbridge across the river don. Almost all the architectural heritage of the city is located on Bolshaya Sadovaya street – one of the biggest in the city. The most famous sights are the Cathedral of the Nativity of the blessed virgin Mary and the monument to Stepan Razin.

Volgograd

Volgograd

Hero city the battle of Stalingrad a little more than 400 years. For all time of its existence, Volgograd was attacked several times and was burned almost to the ground. However, each time it was rebuilt was rebuilt. Today, the face of the city is Mamayev Kurgan and the Motherland – the highest in Russia a monument. Volgograd still holds a large number of post-war neighbourhoods and architectural monuments.

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