Different Russian folklore shows take place throughout the year in Moscow and St. Petersburg, including dance, music and Russian traditions. In this article I will explain to you which the most popular shows are and how to buy the tickets. Russian folklore encompasses both folk song and dance, folk theater, mythology, traditions and in general the non-academic culture of Russia. It stems
4. Destinations in Russia
If you take a look at a map of Russia, you will quickly realize that it is impossible to visit all the destinations and tourist attractions of the largest country in the world. In addition, the country has natural areas of extraordinary beauty located in very remote areas and with not very good transport connections.
To help you plan your trip to Russia, below I will include articles about the most popular destinations, itineraries and tourist routes in Russia. The vast majority of tourists traveling to Russia visit Moscow and St. Petersburg (and the surroundings of these cities), which account for around 90% of tourist traffic. This percentage also includes all those who visit the Golden Ring of Russia, northeast of Moscow.
Behind the two major cities, the Trans-Siberian Route and the visit to Lake Baikal stand out (around 3-5% of travelers going to Russia). The rest of tourist destinations are already a long way away, such as Kamchatka or Altai, attractive destinations but for the most adventurous travelers.
In Russia you will find some of the best circuses in the world. While in Moscow you can attend a performance at the Nikulin circus or the Grand Moscow State Circus, in St. Petersburg, there is the Great State Circus. In this article I will explain how you can buy the tickets without intermediaries to attend a performance of the worldly renowned Russian circus. Introduction Since the 18th
The best way to get around St. Petersburg is by public transport, either by metro or by bus. In this article I will tell you about the transport tickets that are worth buying to move around the city in public transport. 1. Public transport in St. Petersburg In St. Petersburg you can use the public transport and go to places by metro, bus, trolleybus and also by tram in some areas. In
There are many places from which you can witness the best panoramic views of the city of Moscow: natural viewpoints, historical monuments, skyscrapers, a TV tower or panoramic restaurants. In this article I have made a compilation of the best places in which it is possible to enjoy panoramic views of Moscow: Natural viewpoints, such as Sparrow Hills. Historical monuments such as
Is it worth going to the center of Moscow on a stopover? How long does it take to get to Red Square since you get off the plane? Which tourist attractions in Moscow are worth seeing in a few hours visit? Do you need a transit visa? How to apply for it? In this article I answer all these questions. 0. Introduction If you are going to take a flight to Japan, Thailand, Vietnam or some
A nation as large, varied and complex as Russia can be visited in many different ways: from visits to the two main capitals, Moscow or St. Petersburg, excursions to more rural areas such as the cities of the Golden Ring or Veliky Novgorod or doing the Trans-Siberian route by train. In this post I will explain you the main available options when visiting Russia, depending on the time you
In this article you will find a selection of 10 official tourist maps of Moscow, in PDF format, which you can download and print. "Moscow for Tourists", "Moscow Museums", "Moscow for Children", "Moscow Excursions" or "Arbat, the soul of Moscow", are the titles of some of these official maps published on demand of Moscow City Committee on Tourism and Hotel Industry. In this article I have
Until recently, Moscow didn’t have any tourist information offices. However, since 2012, a network of tourist information centers located in the city center were placed, also at railway stations and at airports. In this post I will explain how to find these tourist information centers, and what services they offer. As soon as you arrive to Moscow, it is usually a good idea to get to one of
If you travel to Moscow you can book a day to take a trip to one of the cities of the Golden Ring of Russia, such as Suzdal or Sergiyev Posad, as you will discover the contrast between the great city that is Moscow and the more rural Russia with churches, Kremlins and monasteries, some of them declared World Heritage by UNESCO. If you have extra time to spend in Moscow, you can spend up to a week
The Hermitage of St. Petersburg is one of the largest museums in the world. In order to plan your visit, it is convenient to take into account some practical elements, as well as organize a good itinerary, depending on the time you have available. (Written on October 9, 2015. Updated on December 27, 2016) 1. Introduction If you travel to St. Petersburg, even if it is only for one day, an