One of the biggest sporting events in the world is happening! In fact, we are reaching the end of the Russia World Cup 2018 – Sunday, 16th July – but you can still fly to Russia, watch some games, support your favorite team and check what best this country has to offer.
There is an area of the city that every tourist has to visit, the Red Square, where you can visit the Kremlin (remember that on Thursdays it remains closed to visitors), the picturesque and colourful St. Basil’s Cathedral, the mausoleum of Lenin (where the remains of the communist ideologist are buried) and other museums and galleries. Besides St. Basil’s, another of the religious buildings in the area worth visiting is the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan.
Along this central street, one of the best known in the city, you can admire some of the oldest buildings, which house some luxury shops and high-end restaurants that will surprise with their stately and ancient interiors. There are also establishments of great tradition and renown.
In this same part of the city is the mythical Bolshoi Theatre, a whole temple of the performing arts in which the world’s best dancers have delighted the audience throughout history. Lovers of ballet and opera will find very few stages in the world that have the prestige and tradition of the Bolshoi.
Among the museums worth visiting is the Pushkin Museum, where you can admire one of the largest art collections in Europe, from great masters of painting and sculpture, not only from Russia but from all over the world, to archaeological or numerous artifacts of incalculable value.
Where To Stay
The Ritz-Carlton Moscow, Moscow
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Despite not being the capital of the country, St Petersburg has a huge historical burden on the history of Russia. The stately buildings that populate its streets and avenues are a good example of the illustrious past of this city by the sea. The vast majority of tourists who travel to Russia do so to Moscow and St. Petersburg and are amazed by its cobbled streets, becoming lost among the thousands of rooms that house its museums.
Where To Stay And Eat
Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg
Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St Petersburg
Cococo Restaurant, St Petersburg
Severyanin Restaurant, St Peterburg