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Beautiful cities of Russia


Among thousands of different cities, you can find those whose beauty is simply breathtaking. Of course, it is not easy to single out the most beautiful cities in Russia, because everyone is beautiful in their own way. But still, we have selected the cities that will remain in your heart forever after visiting


Yekaterinburg is the capital of the Urals, the city of art, graffiti and music. It attracts tourists with magnificent architectural monuments, rich cultural life, shopping and even dumplings, which can be enjoyed here for every taste. Yekaterinburg is located on the Iset River and consists of seven administrative districts, which are home to more than 1.5 million people.

Panoramic view of Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg was founded in 1723 and is one of the oldest cities in Russia. The history of the city is sadly connected with the history of the royal family: it was here that Nicholas II and his loved ones were shot. There are many attractions in Yekaterinburg, such as the Temple on Blood, the Museum of Local Lore, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Historical Park "Russia is my Story" and the famous Yeltsin Center. Here you can go to the Opera and Ballet Theater, and with children to the Theater of the Young Spectator. The city is very diverse and active. He will definitely not leave you indifferent.

Nizhniy Novgorod

Perhaps the most cozy city at the confluence of the Volga and the Oka. What evening walks along Bolshaya Pokrovskaya are worth: dozens of magnificent cafes and verandas, coffee shops, museums and the Gorky Drama Theater. But this is just the beginning! The Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin, the Chkalovskaya Staircase, and the incredibly beautiful "Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary" are waiting for you ahead. The list can be continued indefinitely. This is one of the brightest and most pleasant cities in Russia.

Nizhniy Novgorod


The capital of Primorsky Krai is not only famous for its fresh seafood, but also colorful sunsets on the coast of the Sea of Japan, eclectic architecture and Asian flavor.

Golden Bridge, Vladivostok

Travelers will find luxurious Ussuri nature, a pleasant marine climate, impressive architectural creations, giant bridges crossing cozy coves, beautiful landscapes and a large seaport where you can meet the flagships of domestic shipbuilding, the largest aquarium in Russia and much more.


The gastronomic capital of Russia. "Echpochmak", "kystyby", "gubadia" are the names of traditional Tatar pastries, which are definitely worth trying in Kazan.

To immerse yourself in the authentic culture of the region, we recommend walking along the Old Tatar Settlement, the Kazan Kremlin, on the territory of which there is the majestic Kul Sharif Mosque, the "falling" tower of Syuyumbike and the Annunciation Cathedral. And, of course, visit the Chak-chak Museum, where you can learn all the secrets of the national dish, learn how to cook it properly, and also buy it as a sweet souvenir.

The walls of the Kazan Kremlin and the Palace of Farmers

Kazan is considered the third capital of Russia, which is interesting not only for its history and culture, but also for an active life with many pleasant cafes and restaurants.


The city, originally built by the knights of the Teutonic Order and named Konigsberg, is famous not only for its unique Gothic architecture, which was preserved in small numbers after the bombing in 1944, but also for the architecture of the USSR.

The Fish village and the Cathedral in Kaliningrad

Usually, a trip to Kaliningrad involves visiting the coastal cities of the Baltic Sea, including the Curonian Spit, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Of course, this list could not do without the cultural capital. St. Petersburg is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, which is famous for its historical sites, museums and theaters.

St. Isaac's Cathedral

Among the iconic sights known to almost everyone, Peterhof, St. Isaac's, Kazan, Smolny and other cathedrals, the Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, Palace Square, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and many other unique places stand out. Drawbridges and unique white nights can be called symbols of the city. The city is stunning not only for its beauty and architecture, but also for its numerous gardens, parks, pleasant cafes, and, of course, the creative atmosphere that prevails in the city.


One of the most popular coastal cities in Russia, which is distinguished by stunning nature, pleasant climate and a variety of entertainment: in winter Sochi becomes a center of skiing, as the high mountain slopes are covered with thick soft snow, while on the coast you can enjoy the warm Black Sea sun all year round.

View of Adler (Sochi district) from the tower on Mount Akhun

The surroundings of Sochi have everything for outdoor enthusiasts: from scenic mountain hiking trails, to rafting, rock climbing and bungee jumping. We recommend visiting the Sochi Arboretum and following the forest route in the Yew-Boxwood grove.


The capital of Russia is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Millions of people in all countries of the world dream of seeing Moscow with their own eyes: incredible architecture that delights the eye not only above ground, but also in the subway. It is absolutely worth seeing the Kremlin, walking along Red Square to Zaryadye Park, walking along Tverskaya Street or walking along the Moskva River.

Skyscrapers of Moscow City and the "Stalinist high-rise" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Moscow is a very large and diverse city with its districts, while modern IT solutions and the competent policy of Mayor Sobyanin's team have made the city safe and incredibly comfortable to live and travel. It's hard to believe, but there are no ghettos or poor neighborhoods in Moscow. Despite its huge size, you can move around the city very quickly using an environmentally friendly metro, electric buses, river trams and electric scooters.

Head to the historical center, where you can soak up the rich history and culture of the city, spend time in magnificent cafes and restaurants, visit theaters and more than 400 museums.


Pyatigorsk is one of the oldest cities in the Caucasus. The city is known for its healing thermal springs, which attract tourists from all over the world. In addition to sanatorium recreation, Pyatigorsk is also known for magnificent views from Mount Mashuk, the site of the Lermontov duel and the Lermontov's House museum.

Monument at the site of the duel of M.Y. Lermontov in Pyatigorsk

This region was loved by the guests for its sunny weather, picturesque natural landscapes and pleasant atmosphere. Pyatigorsk is a great idea for your future trip.


A cozy town located in the north of Russia at the mouth of the Dvina River. Due to its location, Arkhangelsk is a major port city and a city of military naval glory.

Guests of the city are attracted by the beautiful embankment, cozy old streets, ancient wooden buildings and the local Arbat. In winter, you can watch the northern lights in Arkhangelsk, and in summer you can enjoy the invigorating wind and the beaches of the White Sea.

You should definitely try pomakukha and Pomor fish soup, which are the basis of the northern seaside cuisine.

Arkhangelsk, Voskresenskaya street


April 7, 2024 01:29 am



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September 25, 2023 01:48 pm
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