Things to Do & Attractions in Russia

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Admiralty Building

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

The Admiralty Building is one of St. Petersburg's oldest structures. It was built by Peter the Great and originally served as a dockyard. It once housed the ...  Read more

Alexander Garden

Just west of the Kremlin, the Alexander Garden was laid out between 1819 and 1823 in an effort by Tsar Alexander I to rebuild Moscow after the end of the ...  Read more

Alexander Nevsky Lavra Monastery

Founded by Peter the Great in 1710 to commemorate the Russian military leader who stopped the advance of the Germans and Swedes in the 13th century, the ...  Read more

Alexandrinsky Theatre

Also known as Russian State Pushkin Academy Drama Theater, the Alexandrinsky Theater opened in 1832 and is the home of the oldest theater company in Russia. ...  Read more

Anichkov Palace

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Guarding the western end of Nevsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg’s busiest shopping boulevard, Anichkov Palace is one of the street’s oldest buildings, occupying a ...  Read more

Assumption Cathedral (Uspensky Sobor)

1.5 star rating: I do not recommend this 3 Reviews

One of several churches in Cathedral Square inside of Moscow’s Kremlin, the Assumption Cathedral is arguably the most important. Constructed between 1475 and ...  Read more

Bolshoi Theatre

4 star rating: Recommended 82 Reviews

One of the best known theaters in the world, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, traces its history back to 1776. This was when Empress Catherine the Great granted ...  Read more

Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman is a statue of Peter the Great on a horse. Catherine the Great had the statue built in the late 1700s to honor Peter the Great as the ...  Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan (Kazansky Sobor)

Completed in 1811 and standing at an impressive 203 feet tall (62 meters), St Petersburg's Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan exhibits Russian classical ...  Read more

Cathedral of the Archangel (Arkhangelsky Sobor)

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 3 Reviews

One of several churches standing on Cathedral Square inside Moscow’s Kremlin, the Cathedral of the Archangel was the main burial place for Russian tsars for ...  Read more

Catherine Palace and Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 173 Reviews

Catherine Palace (Екатеринский дворец) is one of Russia’s former imperial palaces and summer residence to its tsar’s built on the orders of Catherine I. Now ...  Read more

Christ the Savior Cathedral

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The Christ the Savior Cathedral was originally commissioned by Tsar Alexander I after Russia’s defeat of Napoleon, but work did not begin on it until 1839. ...  Read more

Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Possibly the most iconic site in St. Petersburg after the Hermitage Museum, the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood stands out with its multicolored ...  Read more

Constantine Palace

Located in the seaside town of Strelna, the Constantine Palace today forms part of the National Congress Palace complex of St. Petersburg. Strelna was ...  Read more

Diamond Fund (Almazny Fond)

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

A highlight of a visit to the Kremlin, the Diamond Fund shows off the most ostentatious of the Russian imperial jewels. Originally housed in a small room in ...  Read more

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