Russian Landmarks - 30 Famous Landmarks of Russia Story

By Lauren Kendrick

Introduction

Russian Landmarks - 30 Famous Landmarks of Russia Story

Russia has an incredibly detailed and explosive history. The country as we know it today was formed in 1917, and... Read more

Landmark 1

Kremlin, Moscow

Situated in the centre of Moscow’s fortified complex is the iconic Kremlin. This famous Asian landmark is home to the... Read more

Landmark 2

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

In Moscow, the Bolshoi Theatre is a stunning example of Neoclassical architecture featured on the Russian 100-ruble banknote and famed... Read more

Landmark 3

Lenin's Mausoleum, Moscow

Perhaps one of the most bizarre landmarks in Russia is the Mausoleum that showcases the ex-Soviet leader Lenin’s body. Located... Read more

Landmark 4

Gorky Central Park, Moscow

First opened in 1928, the park was renamed after famous novelist Maxim Gorky in 1932. Though the park was once... Read more

Landmark 5

Red Square, Moscow

The Red Square is the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site that serves as the emblem of the Russian capital. The... Read more

Landmark 6

Tverskaya Street, Moscow

If you are a fan of a luxury lifestyle, then this is the perfect landmark in Russia for you to... Read more

Landmark 7

Mayakovskaya Metro Station, Moscow

Whilst you should take your time on your trip to view as many of Russia’s underground metro station as possible,... Read more

Landmark 8

Dream Island, Moscow

Despite not being known for its amusement parks, Russia’s new tourist attraction Dream Island is Europe’s largest indoor amusement park.... Read more

Landmark 9

St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

Saint Basil's Cathedral is a famous European landmark and a distinctive cathedral with colourful roofs that can be found in... Read more

Landmark 10

State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

This museum is the second-largest art museum in the world and houses several important cultural items from Russian history, as... Read more

Landmark 11

Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg

The Peterhof Palace is a magnificent palace and museum in Saint Petersburg. Peter the Great built it in an attempt... Read more

Landmark 12

Catherine Palace, St Petersburg

This is an incredible and striking Rococo palace named after the wife of Peter the Great. The outside is decorated... Read more

Landmark 13

Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg

This citadel was ordered to be built by Peter the Great in 1703, and it has since been used as... Read more

Landmark 14

Savior on the Spilled Blood, St Petersburg

This church is similar in its style to that of St Basil's Cathedral, with colourful domes in an array of... Read more

Landmark 15

Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg

The Mariinsky Theatre is the most iconic opera and ballet theatre in St Petersburg. It was first opened in 1860... Read more

Landmark 16

Cruiser Aurora, St Petersburg

The Aurora is a unique museum experience set inside a previously used battleship in the Russo-Japanese War that took place... Read more

Landmark 17

Church on Blood, Yekaterinburg

The importance of this church is seen throughout the whole of Russia; it stands where the last tsar of Russia,... Read more

Landmark 18

Kivach Falls, Kondopoga

Kivach Falls is one of the most famous natural landmarks in Russia. This cascading waterfall is over 10m high and... Read more

Landmark 19

Epiphany Cathedral, Irkutsk

Whilst Irkutsk is not many tourists first choice when visiting Russia, it boasts beautiful buildings, such as the Epiphany Cathedral.... Read more

Landmark 20

Golden Bridge, Vladivostok

Another modern monument in Russia that allows you to go off-the-beaten-track is the Golden Bridge in Vladivostok. Loosely based on... Read more

Landmark 21

Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast

Kaliningrad is a strange landmark that is so unique it is a must-visit during a trip across Russia. It is... Read more

Landmark 22

Mount Akhun, Sochi

Mount Akhun is a beautiful stand-alone mountain and a famous landmark in Russia that you should consider adding to your... Read more

Landmark 23

Stalin’s Dacha, Sochi

Stalin's Dacha in Sochi is just one of the official residences that the previous Soviet leader used to frequent during... Read more

Landmark 24

Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan

Named after famous scholar Kul Sharif, this Mosque is the biggest in Russia. The building was originally destroyed in 1552... Read more

Landmark 25

Suyumbike Tower, Kazan

Reminiscent of Italy's Leaning Tower of Piza is the Suyumbike Tower in Kazan. This famous monument in Russia was constructed... Read more

Landmark 26

Russky Island, Eugénie Archipelago

Russky Island is one of the largest islands off the coast of Russia and is a natural landmark not to... Read more

Landmark 27

Taganay National Park, Zlatoust

Taganay National Park is another stunning wildlife reserve in Russia that provides the perfect escape from busy cities. Hiking here... Read more

Landmark 28

Golden Mountains of Altai, Siberia

The Golden Mountains of Altai is the collective name for the UNESCO heritage site that spans Russia and Mongolia. The... Read more

Landmark 29

Lake Baikal, Siberia

Lake Baikal is a stunning freshwater lake in the Southern Siberian area. The view of this lake stretches for miles... Read more

Landmark 30

Kizhi Island, Lake Onega

Kizhi Island is a UNESCO heritage site situated on Lake Onega, close to the Finnish border. The island has two... Read more

Conclusion

In Summary

Russia is an exciting country with a diverse range of famous landmarks that will leave you eager to return for... Read more