Top 5 Famous Landmarks in Russia

| November 22, 2015

The major political and economic transformation that have been experienced in Russia in the latter half of the 20th century is what has played a part in reopening the largest country in the world. Today, travelers from all around the world can visit Russia without any kind of reservations.  And with the many landmark features and the Historic sites in Russia, you can understand why the country makes up for a fantastic travel destination. Some of the of the landmarks showcase part of the story relating to the turbulent changes that not only shaped the country of Russia but the people as well. In this piece, we are going to take a look at some of the top most famous landmarks in Russia.

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

Located between Irkutsk Oblast and Buryant Republic in Southern Siberia, Lake Baikal is a very popular feature known throughout the world. The lake, otherwise known as ”Blue Eye of Siberia” is not only the oldest lake in the world but is also rated as one of the largest lakes in the world. It is approximately 1642 meters deep making it the world’s deepest freshwater lake. In addition to these stats, Lake Baikal is also home to over 1700 species of both animals and plants thereby making it one of the must visit places while in Russia. In 1996, the lake was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site to crown it all.

State Hermitage Museum

State Hermitage Museum

State Hermitage Museum

The museum is located in the citya of St. Petersburg and it was built in 1754. What is most interesting about the State Hermitage Museum is that it sits on a site that was once the Winter Palace of Russia’s tsars. The U.S. State Department has it that the museum is home to the world’s best art collection which makes your visit here worth awhile. Once you get here, you can expect to find buildings including the theater, the Menshikov Palace and the porcelain factory. The site makes for a perfect family trip to Russia as it never disappoints visitors and offers a lot of learning opportunities.

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace

Located just about 25 km from St. Petersburg in the city of Tsarskoye Selo, this landmark feature was built in the 17th century and was once the home of the Tsars of Russia. The palace is a masterpiece on its own with the exterior of the palace boasting of over 100 kg of gold. As for the interior, the building adapts a Neo-Classical style with some bits of Neo-Palladian style on the wing.

The Kremlin

The Kremlin

The Kremlin

This walled fortress located inside the city of Moscow was built in the 12th Century and brags of having a number of attractions including but not limited to the Armory, the Sanate Building and the Grand Kremlin Place.

Red Square

Red Square

Red Square

Holidays in Russia will not be complete if you do not make time to visit the Red Square. Located in Moscow, the landmark has a lot of historical moments which if you love learning on or two things about the past, this is the place you need to be at.

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