Russia is a pretty incredible place and heading there for Christmas is a great idea. So, which city should you visit with your Russian bride?
As far as cities go, Russia has a wonderful mix of city destinations which can cater for just about every interest, hobby and desire. Taking a Christmas holiday with your Russian bride is a great idea, and she will love the prospect of going to one of the great cities in her homeland.
The question is, which one to choose? Well, we’re going to set out five of the best below, but take note, all of them will be pretty cold at Christmas, so wrap up warm and prepare yourself for a festive treat.
There is no better place to start than Moscow, the capital city. From Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral to the Bolshoi Theatre and Lenin’s Mausoleum, the city is packed full of interesting cultural and historic landmarks to visit.
It’s also not short on romantic places of interest. Moscow Hermitage Garden will be cold but beautifully scenic and romantic, while Gorky Park will be the same. With a great choice of cafes and restaurants too, this iconic city is perfect for a Christmas holiday with your Russian bride.
Located in the west of the country and set on the banks of the Neva River, Saint Petersburg is arguably Russia’s prettiest city. It’s simply stunning. Heading there with your Russian bride this Christmas holiday is a great idea, and you’ll want to start your visit with an evening in Palace Square beside the giant Christmas tree. It’s both festive and romantic. There is no end of museums, art galleries and Christmas events to keep you entertained, so enjoy this truly special destination.
Also in the west of Russia is the city of Nizhny Novgorod. It’s often not high on the list of destinations for western tourists, but it really should be. The recent football World Cup helped put the city on the map for the rest of the world, but Nizhny Novgorod is actually one of the most important in Russia from a military history standpoint. It’s a fascinating place to visit and the Volga River provides a beautiful backdrop.
Another city which has some simply beautiful architecture and plenty of Christmassy things to do is Kazan. Like Novgorod, it sits on the banks of the Volga only Kazan is in the southwest of the country. Your Russian bride will love to visit many of the historic landmarks here and it looks great during the festive season.
Our final city for you to consider taking your Russian bride to this Christmas is Suzdal. Located in the northeast of the country, it’s once again packed with history and amazing things to look at from a cultural standpoint. They go big on Christmas too, so expect some lovely Christmas events which will give you a taste of real Russia.