No worse than in Europe: 8 not the most famous cities in Russia worth visiting
2. Veliky Novgorod
Without exaggeration, Veliky Novgorod is a tourist pearl of the North-West of Russia. One Rurik's settlement is worth something. And also the medieval stone Kremlin, surrounded by a modern landscape park, Orthodox cathedrals of the 11th century and the picturesque lake Ilmen. From the fortress wall of the Novgorod citadel, magnificent views of the bridges thrown across the Volkhov open up.
Residents of the capital region usually do not reach Kostroma: it is far away, and Yaroslavl with its golden domes is closer. And in vain – this is a city with incredible energy, a real cradle of Russian culture. Connoisseurs of architecture will especially like it there: wooden and stone architecture of past centuries is represented in Kostroma by many masterpieces. And these are not only churches and monasteries, but also estates, shopping arcades, residential buildings with filigree trim.
Vladivostok is breathtaking. It is somehow unreal: hills, cable-stayed bridges, a port sparkling with lights and the endless expanse of the Sea of Japan. It's like you're not in Russia. In local fish restaurants, a fresh catch is served to the table, and in Korean, Chinese and Japanese gastronomic establishments, it is not at all an imitation adapted to the tastes of a European client, but the most national cuisine. In the summer in Vladivostok, people swim on sandy and pebbly beaches.
Irkutsk is one of the most beautiful cities in Siberia. If you are heading, for example, to Lake Baikal, stay there for at least a couple of days. Go to the nerpinary, take a walk along the Angara embankment, look into the historic Irkutsk settlement with restored wooden houses. Be sure to take a look at the local architectural masterpiece – the railway station. /t5/8yt5hx46m1gcgk88o8wko08kk.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>