Situated in the heart of Russia‘s capital, the Kremlin is the oldest masterpiece and every tourist’s dream places to visit in Moscow . Being  one of the  most loved tourist places in Moscow, it is inextricably linked to all the most important political and historical events in Russia since the 13th century.

It symbolizes both Russian and Soviet power and authority. The Kremlin is a fortified complex of tower-studded, walled complex of palaces and domed cathedrals. The Kremlin which was elected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 is complex of 20 towers, 15 buildings, and more than 1.5 miles of walls that are made up to 21 feet thick.

Location: Moscow, Russia, 103073.

Best time to Visit: March to May.
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Moscow’s Red Square (Krasnaya Ploshchad) with the Kremlin was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. It is the most famous and largest places to visit in Moscow.  It has a magnetic pull for all visitors to Moscow and is famous as the site of official military parades, speeches and demonstrations intended to display the strength of Soviet armed forces.

Built directly east of the Kremlin, this 73,000 square meters square area has served as a gathering tourist place in Moscow, a marketplace and festival ground during the Soviet era. Red Square made up of red bricks was made during the 1490s as the symbolic and central square of Moscow.

Location: Krasnaya ploshad, , Moscow, 109012, Russia.

Best time to Visit: March to May.
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Even those who’ve never been to Moscow will be able to recognize the colorful domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral because of its crazy confusion of patterns, colours and shapes that is unique to Russian architecture.

Also called "Pokrovsky Cathedral" or "The Cathedral of Intercession of the Virgin by the Moat", the church was built in 1555-1561  by order of Tsar Ivan the Terrible to celebrate his victory over the Khanate of Kazan. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a magnificent work with 8 distinctive candy-coloured onion domes.

Location: Krasnaya ploshad, Tsentralny administrative okrug Moskva, 109012, Russia.

Best time to Visit: March to May.
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The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury and the main repository of Russian fine art. It contains more than 180,000 works of sculpture, painting and graphics created by generations of Russian artists.

It is the greatest museum in the world with two separate buildings: the Old Building of the Tretyakov Gallery and New Building (the Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val). The art in this gallery is world class, bold, ambitious, showing key Russian masters, and mistresses and art pieces ranging from medieval icons to the trends of Soviet socialist realism up to the early 1900s.

Location: 10 Lavrushinsky Lane, Moscow, 119017, Russia.

Best time to Visit: March to May.
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Located mere steps away from the Kremlin wall in Red Square, Lenin’s Mausoleum (Lenin’s Tomb) is one of the most macabre places to visit in Moscow and perhaps the most famous “modern mummy” in the world.

The building is 24 meters (78 ft) long and 12 meters (39 ft) high and was opened to the public in August 1924. It is a Soviet monument by the architect Aleksei Schusev, in which the mummified remains of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Lenin, are preserved after he had expressed his wish to be buried in St. Petersburg with his mother.

Location: Red Square, Moscow, Russia, 109012.

Best time to Visit: October to April.
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Bolshoi Theatre, official name State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, is one of the leading ballet and opera companies in the world with more than 200 dancers.

The history of the Bolshoi began when Prince Pyotr Urusov received permission from Empress Catherine II to open a public theater in Moscow. It is a historic theatre in Moscow designed by architect Joseph Bové in the year 1824, which holds ballet and opera performances.

Location: 1 Theatre Square, Tsentralny administrative okrug Moskva, 125009, Russia.

Best time to Visit: March to May.
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The State Historical Museum is among the five largest museums in the world. The museum was established by the orders of Emperor Alexander II. Located on the opposite end of Red Square from St. Basil’s Cathedral.

The red brick building was designed in 1874 by Vladimir Shervud in the Russian revivalist style with each room having highly decorated walls and made of the style of a different period or region. It was constructed to commemorate national history and to trace the development of Russia with collections that have been forming for more than 100 years and now contain over 4.5 million items.

Location: 1 Red Square , Tsentralny administrative okrug Moscow, Russia.

Best time to Visit: March to May.
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Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is a central park in Moscow, named after Maxim Gorky was opened in 1928. The Park was planned by Konstantin Melnikov, a world-famous Soviet avant-garde and constructivist architect as a piece of a communist utopia. It covers an area of 300 acres with a contemporary art museum, gardens, outdoor sports activities and sports equipment rental for sports enthusiasts.

Location: 9 Krimski Val, Moscow, Russia.

Best time to Visit: March to May.
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Arbat Street, or Ulitsa Arbat, one of the oldest surviving streets in Moscow. It is the famous 1.25 km walking street in Moscow that lies to the West of the Kremlin.

Surrounded by historical buildings in different architectural styles, this 15th century street has a lot of stories of the novelty families, merchants, poets, artists and thinkers. Museums, restaurants,street artists, a variety of cafes, bookstores and souvenir shops fill the street with amazement. Since 1986, the Arbat has been decorated with distinctively beautiful street lanterns.

Location: Arbat Street, Moscow, Russia.

Best time to Visit: March to May.
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All-Russia Exhibition Centre, also known as Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, abbreviated as VDNKh or VDNH is a tourist place in Moscow for anyone with an interest in the Soviet Union.

It is a permanent general purpose trade show and amusement park in Moscow with a territory of 3 square kilometers and has 400 buildings. It is occasionally referred to as “Soviet Disneyland” as it serves as a monument to the glory of the USSR and an answer to the West’s World Fairs.

Location: 119 , Prospekt Mira, 129223, Russia.

Best time to Visit: March to May.
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Saint Petersburg

Dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, the Kazan Cathedral is one of the most revered places to visit in St. Petersburg. The Cathedral was built in imitation of the ancient Roman temples, and combines the dual forms of a Basilica and a cross-domed Church.

Richly decorated sculptures, granite columns relief works made by renowned Russian artists add to the beauty of the place. The Cathedral is flanked by open green lawns in the front.

Location: Kazan Square, 2, St Petersburg, Russia, 191186.

Highlights: Sculpture work, historic paintings, bronze doors.
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Flowing across the busy streets of the capital, the Neva River is an essential part of St. Petersburg’s charm. One of the most romantic spots in the city, a leisurely stroll along the banks of the river cannot be missed while in St. Petersburg.

The river forms the backdrop to some of the most important tourist places in St. Petersburg, such as the Winter Palace, Summer Garden, and the Split of the Vasilievsky Island. The embankment comes alive during the Stars of the White Night festival, with pop-up bands and food trucks mushrooming by the riverside. One of the best ways to explore the quiet river is to take one of the several cruises that start from here.

Location: St. Petersburg.

Highlights: River: cruises, evening stroll, sightseeing attractions.
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Once a prominent battleship in the Russo-Japanese War, the Cruiser Aurora now stands as a museum ship in the coast of Russia.

Now considered to be a prominent symbol of the Socialist Revolution in Russia, the ship is an essential part of Russian history. The crew quarters of the protected cruiser are kept intact till date, offering tourists a valuable insight into the way of life led by the naval mutineers during the Revolution.

Location: St. Petersburg, Petrogradskaya embankment.

Highlights: Naval museum.
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Housed within the Tsarskoye Selo palace complex in Pushkin, this rococo palace formerly functioned as the summer residence for the Russian tsars. Characterized by its magnificent Neoclassical architectural styles.

Catherine Palace is home to a number of artistic attractions- the stunning Amber Adorned with gold leaves and mirrors; the magnanimous Hall of Lights with its Baroque interiors; the 18th century mural on the ceiling; an ornate ballroom and much more. The adjoining Catherine Park is home to lush, landscaped gardens, several bath pavilions and crescent ponds.

Location: Griboyedov canal embankment, 2Б, St Petersburg, Russia, 191186.

Highlights: Palace excursions, palace lawns, mural work, 16th century paintings.
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Peterhof is a series of palaces and gardens located in the Petergof region of St. Petersburg. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Peterhof was initially designed by King Peterhof as a rival monument to the French Palace of Versailles. Established in the 18th century, the palace-ensemble is now one of Russia’s biggest museums.

The Palace boasts of luxe, French interiors adorned with stunning paintings dating back to the 17th century era. The facility also features a lower garden and a garden cascade, with over 150 fountains on display.

Location: Razvodnaya Ulitsa, 2, St Petersburg, Russia.

Highlights: Extensive gardens, ornate fountains.
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One of the most sought-after places to visit in St. Petersburg, the Church of the Saviour is a former Orthodox Church that now functions as a secular museum. The ‘Spilled Blood’ in its name referred to the assassination of Alexander II, which was held at the very spot over which the Church was erected.

One of the most aesthetic tourist places in St. Petersburg, the multicolored exterior Church is decorated with precious stones such as crystals, topaz, jasper and more. Today, the Church is a museum of mosaics, showcasing elaborate mosaic work both on the interior and exterior walls.

Location: Griboyedov canal embankment, 2Б, St Petersburg, Russia, 191186.

Highlights: Mosaic work, the Holy Gates.
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One of the most visually stunning places to visit in St. Petersburg, the Mariinsky Theatre is one of Russia’s most revered theatre destinations. Established in 1860, the theatre premiered several works of notable artists such as Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Today, the Theatre is home to some of the best ballet and operatic concerts produced in the country. A number of tours and excursions are held at the theatre. Mariinsky Theatre also hosts a music festival in honour of the Stars of the White Night festival held in St. Petersburg each summer.

Location: Theatre Square, 1, St Petersburg, Russia, 190000.

Highlights: Ballet shows, operatic concerts, Stars of the White Night Music Festival.
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Designed in the early 18th century, the Peter and Paul Fortress is the original citadel of St. Petersburg. The Citadel was initially established by Peter the Great, and later upgraded into a star fortress by Dominic Trezzini.

One of the most fantastic tourist places in St. Petersburg, the Fortress accommodates a number of major attractions such as St. Peter’s Cathedral, the tallest bell tower in the city and an angel-topped cupola.

The Fortress is also the final resting place of most of the major tsars in Russia. Each day, at noon, the cannon is fired from the Naryshkin Bastion at the Fortress, following the centuries-old tradition maintained here.

Location: St Petersburg, Russia, 197046.

Highlights: St. Paul’s Cathedral, cannon shot, bell tower.
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Home to the Royal Residence of the former Russian Royalty, Tsarskoye Selo is a complex of palaces and gardens located a short distance away from the town of St. Petersburg. The complex consists of the Alexander Palace, Catherine Palace, and the Sophia Cathedral.

One of the most visually stunning tourist places in St. Petersburg, the palace buildings here are known for their marvelous baroque designs and paintings that decorate the walls here.

The lush landscaped gardens surrounding the complex are replete with flower bushes, fountains and even a little lake. Adjoining the premises is the Alexander Park, with its decorative bridges and a cemetery for royal horses.

Location: Pushkin 196600, Russia.

Highlights: Palace gardens, decorative  bridges, ornate architecture.
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Nestled by the Summer Palace of Peter the Great, this landscaped garden is one of the most beautiful places to see in St. Petersburg. Set against the backdrop of the stunning Neva River, the Garden is composed of lush green lawns, decorative sculptures and vibrant flower bushes.

The Garden houses the oldest collection of garden statues in Russia, featuring over 75 works by artists such as Boratta, Bozzazza, and several others. One of the most romantic places to visit in St. Petersburg, a trip to the Summer Garden should be an absolute must for couples travelling to the city.

Location: Naberezhnaya Lebyazh'yey Kanavki, St Petersburg, Russia, 191186.

Highlights: Open lawns, 17th century sculptures, ornate fountains.
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