The 8 Most Famous Russian Landmarks

Saint Petersburg at night | © MariaShvedova / Pixabay
Saint Petersburg at night | © MariaShvedova / Pixabay
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Contributor / Journalist13 February 2018

The Russian Federation is not only famous for its geological and natural landscapes, but also for its historical and cultural landmarks. Some of these spots are located quite far from each other, and you may find them exclusively in different areas of the country, but they are undoubtedly worth checking out right now. Here are some of the most significant and impressive Russian landmarks you should know about.

Hermitage Museum – The Winter Palace

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The Winter Palace, home of the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
The Winter Palace, home of the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia | © Quentin Bargate / Alamy Stock Photo
The Winter Palace, located in Russia’s cultural capital, St. Petersburg, today is well known for housing the Hermitage Museum and as one of the the most beautiful and popular architectural structures in the world.

Catherine Palace

Catherine Palace, located in Pushkin, a suburb of St. Petersburg, is considered to be one of the most significant gems Russia has to offer its visitors. The exterior of the buildings and its statues are both covered with fine ancient gold.

Sadovaya Street 7, Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Kremlin and Red Square

The Moscow Kremlin and its famous Red Square are both located in the heart of Moscow and considered to be the most beautiful places in Russia. The Moscow Kremlin dates back to the 14th century and has played a significant role in Russian history.

Kremlin, Red Square, Moscow, Russia

The Peterhof Palace

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Fountains in front of Peterhof Palace | © pohjakroon / Pixabay
Constructed in a suburb of Saint Petersburg by the order of Peter I, this architectural masterpiece beats all the historical building charts. Today, it is a historical museum full of structures made of fine gold and red wooden floors.

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