Famous and best tourist attractions in Russia are the main attraction for tourists who want to enjoy a vacation. Russia is the largest country in the world stretching from Eastern Europe and northern Asia. This country has a lot of tourist destinations that can be visited, starting from nature tourism, historic tourism, and religious tourism. The following is a list of famous and favourite tourist attractions in Russia that you must visit with friends and your family.

1. Red Square

Red Square is a large square next to the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. This famous square in Moscow is very historic and is often used for various celebrations, ceremonies and military parades in Russia. Every year Red Square becomes a tourist destination to celebrate various kinds of festivals such as the fireworks festival in the New Year. In addition, in the Red Square area there are also many other tourist attractions in the form of historic buildings, important places, and places to shop.

2. Moscow Kremlin

The Kremlin is a fortress and historic palace complex that was built using bricks since the 15th century. This Kremlin tourist attraction has 20 towers that are extraordinary.  In this region there are ancient relics such as churches with Russian czar’s burial sites.

The Moscow Kremlin
The Moscow Kremlin (Source : Trip.com)

In addition, the Kremlin is divided into several palace complexes such as the State Palace, the Palace of Weapons, and many more.

3. State Hermitage Museum

Not only Moscow, but when you vacation in Saint Petersburg doesn’t forget to visit this famous museum. The outside view of this museum has a large and very magnificent building, which is perfect for those of you who want to take pictures with the background of this building. The State Hermitage Museum is a museum of art and culture that was founded in 1764 and has been open to the public since 1852. This museum is one of the oldest museums in the world, where visitors can find paintings to very exotic artifacts. Then the visitors can witness the development of a very beautiful interior design. In addition, visitors can enjoy the beauty of various collections of sculptures from Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, and other sculptures.

4. Peterhof

Peterhof is one of the favorite tourist destinations in St Petersburg, especially for tourists who want to enjoy the beauty of castles and parks. Initially the palace complex was built during the reign of Peter the Great. Peterhof Palace is also known as the summer palace and the position of this palace faces directly to the Baltic Sea. The uniqueness of the Palace of Peterhof is that it has a fountain garden that is extraordinary, but only operated during the summer. In addition, in this palace complex there are museums that you must visit as well as a very spacious and beautiful park. When you visit here, you can walk around the vast park around this magnificent palace. Interested in a vacation to one of the best tourist attractions in Russia?

5. Lake Baikal (Lake Baikal)

Lake Baikal is the oldest and deepest lake in the world and contains the freshest water on Earth. As a natural tourist spot, it’s no wonder Lake Baikal has beautiful natural scenery to enjoy. There are lots of activities that you can do while on vacation to Lake Baikal in Russia such as climbing, rock climbing, exploring caves, fishing, or just taking pictures.

Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal (Source : pradiz.com)

When winter comes, tourists can play hockey, skate, or just play ice on the surface of this lake. Interested in a vacation to the beautiful Lake Baikal?

6. Winter Palace

Winter Palace is the residence of the Soviet ruling family for 150 years. After that, until November 1917, the palace was used as a magnificent museum.

Winter Palace St Petersburg
Winter Palace St Petersburg (Source : ttnotes.com)

Winter Palace plays a very important role as the political and cultural center of this city. Visitors can enjoy various collections of antiques, decorative rooms, paintings and sculptures that are extraordinary. From this historic tourist attraction, you can walk around the room to explore works of art that are very beautiful.