When we consider the possibility of visiting Russia , the first thing that comes to mind is Moscow, the capital. It is the Russian city that receives the most tourists year after year, although there are those who prefer to go to Saint Petersburg, which, although it does not have Red Square or the Kremlin, has other charms such as the Hermitage Museum.
What is not frequent is to schedule the visit to towns . Seeing the most beautiful in the same trip is very complicated because it is the largest country in the world, but I recommend you take note of what I tell you below, since some can catch you close enough to where you are to deserve it. worth approaching.
One of the towns that deserves a quick visit is Uglich. It is on the banks of the Volga River and is part of the Golden Ring of Russia. Over time it has left behind the category of town to become a city of 35,000 inhabitants, but despite this I have decided to include it in this list because it is never given visibility when talking about the most important cities in Russia.
Its main charm? The beauty of the old Russian architecture buildings that make up its skyline , among which we can highlight the churches of San Demetrio, San Teodoro or La Madre de Dios.
This town borders Estonia. This is precisely what explains why it is full of fortifications. Its walls are a monument and it is even possible to visit a museum in which not only battles are told, but it is also possible to soak up the local culture. If you visit, do not miss details of the paintings of Ivan Bilibin or the manuscripts of Fyodor Dostoyevsky , one of the great writers of Tsarist Russia.
It is a monumental complex annexed to Saint Petersburg that is well worth a visit. It is on a small island located in Lake Ladoga and its main jewel is the castle of Oréshek. Its six towers have experienced many battles and the oldest of the place can attest to this.
This town is in the Murmansk region, in an area relatively close to Finland . That explains why the temperatures are quite low during a good part of the year, which should not be an impediment to wanting to visit it, especially if you are a fan of fishing. Why? Because the river Varzuga moves the Atlantic salmon.
If you travel to the Kamchatka peninsula you have to go to Esso. Of course, bundle up well because it is a very cold place that explains why not many people live there. In fact, you will have to prepare to completely disconnect, to put aside all those pleasures that one is used to today. The good thing is that you can relax in its hot springs.
About 200 kilometers from Moscow is the town of Bogolubovo, whose history began to be written in the 12th century . It is full of Christian relics and its architecture leaves no one indifferent. It was founded by the Prince of Kiev Andrei Bogolubski.
In the Altai Krai we find this other town that seems to be on the edge of the world. It is relatively close to the border point of Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia. Its landscapes are a real sight to behold, the same can be said of its little houses, where it is worth spending at least one night gazing at the stars.
Many things can be said about Pereslavl-Zalessky, all good. What is most striking is the contrast between its dashing buildings and the fishermen’s quarters, which still go out to fish on Lake Pleshcheyevo to earn their wages. You cannot miss the Goritski Monastery or the Cathedral of El Salvador.
Anyone realizes that religion is very important in Suzdal, where monasteries and white buildings are the main protagonists. Leaving aside the walls that one day they raised to protect the place, we must highlight the beauty of the Monastery of San Eutimio Redentor and the Cathedral of the Nativity of Our Lady, which has blue domes that invite you to photograph them.
In one of the peninsulas arisen by the vagaries of the Volga River we find Sviyazhsk. It is a beautiful town located in the Republic of Tatarstan that is sometimes said to be an island, although it is actually connected by a road. There we find a monastery in which there are still monks, in addition to the historic center, which is the only one that survived the creation of the Kuibyshev reservoir, which began to function in 1957.