Must see and do – Russia

Russia is certainly becoming one of the must-see destinations for those looking for something new to do in Europe. With a long, rich history and a keenness to make you feel welcome, there is much to gain from exploring the vast old empire.

Here are some of Teddy’s favourite things to see and do in Russia.

  • Hermitage, St Petersburg The Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg - One of the oldest and largest museums in the world, The Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg is also one of the grandest and most opulent palace complexes in the world. From its beginnings in 1764 as the private collection of Catherine the Great, The Hermitage now houses more than three million items, including the world's largest collection of oil paintings. The museum complex is spread over six main buildings, including the Winter Palace which, from 1732 to 1917, was the… <Read more>
  • Catherine Palace, Pushkinskiy Catherine Palace - One of the grandest royal residences in the world, the Catherine Palace is a stunning reminder of the pomp and grandeur of the Russian Romanov dynasty. Almost completely destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, over more than fifty years it was stunningly and authentically restored to all its former glory. Located in the village of Tsarskoye Selo (now Pushkin) about 25km south of St Petersburg, the Catherine Palace was originally commissioned in 1717 by Catherine I, second wife… <Read more>
  • Peterhof Palace Peterhof Palace - Only a man as powerful and as influential and the amazing Peter the Great could have created not only one of the world's greatest cities, but also one of the world's greatest royal palaces. The stunning Peterhoff Palace, just outside of St Petersburg is one of the world's greatest residences, heavily influenced in it's design and layout by the equally impressive French palace of Versailles, and is deservedly recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition to the palace itself, the… <Read more>

One Response to Must see and do – Russia

  1. Albertina says:

    Exceptional post. Bless you!

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