Travel Guide to Moscow and Sochi

February 16, 2015 | Travel

Red Square Moscow

Red Square, Moscow

Moscow is without a doubt the most popular and known Russian city. It is the political, historical, and business center of the country.

It also shows the country’s most extreme contrasts.

With over ten million people, it is home to both modern and ancient living.

If you are contemplating on visiting, you should never miss the metro from the ornate stations and go to the Red Square, the Kremlin, Lenin’s mausoleum, the KGB museum, and the nine domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral.

Best Places to Go

  • St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • Red Square
  • Moscow Kremlin
  • Tretyakoy Gallery
  • Kolomenskoye Historical and Architectural Museum

Culture in General

Moscow is widely known for its clubs and bars. The city center, especially Rublevka, has a wide collection of luxury establishments to have fun. Go to Tverskaya Street to shop for everything Russian. Furthermore, Moscow is the heart of the nation’s performing arts, especially film and ballet. There are almost a hundred theaters, more than twenty concert halls, and more than a hundred cinemas.

Best Time to Visit

If you’re planning a trip to this iconic Russian city, the best time to do so is in April or May, where the sun starts to shine and temperature is warmer. This is also the time when hotel rates are affordable.

Sochi

Sochi is a popular tourist destination not only because hosted  the 2014 Winter Olympics, but also of the title of being the biggest resort town in the Russian Riviera. The most popular destinations when you go to Sochi are the Arboretum and Riviera Park.

Best Places to Go

  • Agura Waterfalls
  • Hall of Organ and Chamber Music
  • Dendrary Botanical Garden
  • Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster
  • Khostinsky Tisosamshitovaya Grove

Culture in General

Unlike the other tourist destinations on top of our list, Sochi is not that rich in literature or the arts. The city is primarily known for its resorts and mountains for skiing, which make it a very popular destination for skiing enthusiasts.

Best Time to Visit

Summer is the best time to visit this top tourist destination. You can enjoy both the sun and the sea while successfully avoiding the snow.

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