The 6 most beautiful cities in Russia

Red Square
Russia , the largest country in the world, is by no means one of the most visited. They have not yet been able to attract tourists, but it is clear that it hides many treasures that are worth knowing.

It is true that you will not go there to enjoy the sun and the beach, but you can get a ticket with the intention of seeing natural wonders such as spectacular lakes and mountains. That and beautiful cities like the ones I mention in this article.


The capital of Russia is a huge city, the second most populous in Europe after Istanbul. You will fall in love with its architecture, the famous Moscow metro, the Moskva River (the one that gives the city its name), its shops or the Sparrow Hill, a place with very good views that they say Napoleon walked through. In addition, we must not forget that Red Square is one of the most incredible on the planet, which is why it was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

St. Petersburg

There are many tourists who prefer to spend more days in Saint Petersburg than in Moscow. The cultural capital of Russia captivates you by the Winter Palace, by the beauty of the Moika River, by the Bolsheokhtinsky Bridge, by the Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Isaac, by the Alexander Garden , by the Church of Saint Nicholas, by the Palace of Catherine or by the Great Palace of Peterhof. Almost nothing, right?


It is more than 9,000 kilometers east of Moscow, so it is quite far from the rest of Europe. It is the first Russian city to receive the new year and it cannot be denied that there is a certain marine atmosphere that hooks the tourist who longs for the coastal towns. If you want to get to Vladivostok without taking the plane, you can consider the possibility of traveling on the Trans-Siberian train . It is the last stop and is 7 days from Moscow.


Kazan is one of those cities that surprise you. You go with low expectations and when you return home you recommend it to everyone. Why? For its local gastronomy, with dishes such as ‘ochpochmack’ or ‘chak-chak’, for the leaning Siuyumbike tower, for the famous Kazan Cat or for its proximity to Bolgar, an Islamic city whose historical and archaeological site is Patrminio of Humanity since 2014.


On the shores of the Black Sea, and labeled as a beach destination (where you freeze to death, by the way), the 2014 Winter Olympics venue boasts more than just water and snow. Its caves and rivers are worthy of more than one photograph, while the Dendrary Botanical Garden overwhelms you for the simple fact of being the largest in the country. The viewpoints of Mount Akhun are also worth a visit, the Agura Falls are a prize for trekking enthusiasts and the Matsesta Spa is a spa with thermal water pools where stress disappears as if by magic.

Nizhny Novgorod

It is not one of those cities that we all have in mind when we consider visiting Russia. However, if you fiddle around with Google Images a bit, you’ll find that Nizhny Novgorod is a great place to spend a day on vacation. Its main street, Bolshaya Pokróvskaya Street , arouses the interest of anyone. The same can be said of the Chkálov Stairs, which is the longest in Russia, or the Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, a fortress that you will find visiting the historic center of this city with just over 1,250,000 inhabitants.

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