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DESTINATIONS IN RUSSIA: TRAVEL GUIDE
Автор: Alex Geneve
Дата добавления: 2013-01-13
TRAVEL GUIDE TO SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
White Nights, drawbridges, many attractions, unique museums, and its special culture – you will find all these and more in the northern capital of Russia - Saint Petersburg. The city is often called "Venice of the North" for countless works of art beautiful, magnificent parks, gardens and monuments.
The most important tourist attractions include the Admiralty - the famous shipyard, the spire of which is visible from all parts of no less spectacular Nevsky Prospekt. The length of this street estimates 4.5 km. The State Hermitage Museum is a very important place in the cultural capital of the country. This is also the second largest museum around the world in terms of the number of exhibits. Here you will find more than 3 million items, which are located in four hundred rooms. Russian Museum, which exhibits more than 400 thousand items, is no less grandiose. It covers all periods and genres of Russian fine art. In general there are more than 170 museums in Saint Petersburg. St. Isaac's Cathedral is another unique facility. The columns, on which the church is built, go 6.5 meters down into the ground. The cathedral rises up to more than 100 meters. The Fortress of Peter and Paul is another important object of the historical part of Saint Petersburg. The city's history starts from this building. Don’t forget to visit Cabinet of Curiosities - the first museum of the city.
The cultural life of the city has always been on the rise. Sixteen famous theaters are the best evidence of this. Among them are such well-known theaters as the Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre, Bolshoi Drama Theater, Mussorgsky Theater, and more. Saint Petersburg is the capital of culture, and life never stops here. You will need more than one week to see at least a tenth of the city’s heritage.
TRAVEL GUIDE TO MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Moscow has become a popular tourist destination long ago. The reason for this is in rich choice of attractions that have national significance. In order not to waste a single day in this city, you should plan the program of excursions clearly and beforehand.
Of course, you should start the observation of the city with the Kremlin, which has already become the main symbol of the country. First mentions of this architectural complex were discovered yet in 1156. At that time this place was called a "fortress Moscow". In front of the eastern wall of the Kremlin is located Red Square. This place has witnessed numerous important historical events in Russia. The square is surrounded by three buildings: the GUM, the History Museum and St. Basil's Cathedral. Each of them is worth discussing in details.
The Cathedral is one of the most important architectural monuments; this is a magnificent complex of several temples. The History Museum is the biggest complex of its kind that exhibits valuable collections of historical artifacts. During your visit to the museum you will learn many interesting facts about the history of the country starting from ancient times. Shopping mall GUM occupies an entire city block; this is a real paradise for shopping lovers, who can spend a whole day here, and still fail to visit all studios and boutiques located in this trading center.
Kitay Gorod is considered one of the oldest historical areas of Moscow. This region is located east to the Kremlin. Today this territory is declared a protected area, so in Kitay Gorod tourists can walk through the old streets and see a lot of buildings, each of which is unique and beautiful. Another protected area is Tsaritsyno Park, which territory is the location of the National Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts of the Peoples of the USSR. These attractions are not even the tenth part of the program which Moscow can offer to its guests.