Top 5 FIFA 2018 Russian Host Cities
Here are the most interesting cities of Russia that will host FIFA 2018 World Cup this summer. Moscow is not included as the entire website is dedicated to Russian capital.
With multiple museums and palaces of the Royal Family times in Russia, Saint Petersburg might be considered as one big historical cluster. If you have only 24 hours here, your journey might be pretty intense, but truly exciting.No trip to St Petersburg would be complete without a visit to the iconic Winter Palace, the Hermitage Museum and The Church of the Savior of Spilled Blood. Check our compelling digest from this city.
Like many historic Russian cities Nizhny Novgorod has a kremlin, which is a fortified complex. The city can be found on the hills overlooking the point where the Volga river meets the Oka river . It’s also where you can see the 17th century Cathedral of the Archangel Michael, as well as the Monument to Heroes of WWII.
Sochi is often called the unofficial ‘Summer Capital’ of Russia, or the Black Sea Pearl. This is the country’s biggest and busiest summer sea resort. In 2014 it hosted Winter Olympic Centre. Since then Olympic Park has become the main entertainment cluster of the region. During the Stalinist period (till 1953) many monumental buildings around Greater Sochi were built. Among them are: Sochi central train terminal, Sochi seaport, The Winter Theatre, Sochi Art museum. And just outside of town, the Agura Valley offers easily accessible hiking amid waterfalls and sublime views.
Yekaterinburg (also known as Ekaterinburg) is particularly interesting, because it’s the only host city that is technically in Asia.It sits right on the geographic border between Europe and Asia.Yekaterinburg has unique museum collections, such as the collections of Russian paintings in the Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts and the Nevyansk icons in the Nevyansk Icon Museum, with more than 300 icons representing the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries on display.