Red Square, an Awesome Tourist Attraction
Red Square, which is located in at Moscow in Russia, lies in the east side of Kremlin, the current presidential palace in Russia and the historic Kitai-gorod fortress that was initially a merchant quarter. The city square is a major tourist attraction not only in Russia, but also in the whole world.
Though historic due to the Soviet parades that were held in it, it has been turned into a place of fun and peace, hosting music and rock festivals, in addition to the famous circus festivals. It was one of the places where the new millennium was greatly celebrated in excellent display of professional fireworks.
Red Square has historic sites whose unique traditional architectural design is attractive, in addition to the history behind each of these buildings and sites.
One of these scenic sites is the pyramid of Lenin’s mausoleum, which was built for the body of the initiator of revolution. It is colored in red, black and grey granite, which blends well with the surrounding. There are daily long queues of visitors and locals who yearn to see the body of the great leader. The statue of Minin and Pozharsky, who worked tirelessly and bravely to see that the Poles did not invade Russia stands out to commemorate Russia beating the Polish soldiers, and so does the Kazan Cathedral on the northern side of the square.
Being a religious center, Red Square hosts the historic St Basil’s Cathedral, which was built in the 16th century. The Triumphal Gate has an icon of Christ resurrection on top, indicating strong Christian beliefs. Though it was destroyed during the Soviet rule, it was restored in the 1990’s and still remains an attraction site. The Iberian Chapel, believed to have healing powers and from where the people of Moscow prayed before embarking on major activities, also represent religious beliefs of the people since the historic times.
Visiting Red Square will see you explore one of the most memorable tourist attractions.
Kunstkamera - One Of The Most Interesting Museums Including A Collection Of Oddities
Kunstkamera is one of the first and oldest museums situated in St. Petersburg, Russia. The museum, presently, is housed within the museum of Ethnology and Anthropology. The city’s first museum was founded way back in the year 1714 and till today stands as one of the unique museums across the globe.
Interestingly, this museum has everything, including two headed Siamese twins, giant skeletons, an encephalitis swollen human skull as well as huge tumors. Even though the museum is not for those with a weak heart, it is one of the favorite place for medical students visiting Russia from across the globe.
The museum is quite large compared to the other museums that includes medical oddities as one of the rooms within it. However, the major part of this museum has been dedicated to the life and culture of people from all over the world. The First Natural Sciences Collection is one of the popular highlights of this museum. The collection is absolutely unique and shocking to some extent. It includes quite a good collection and has about 200,000 items.
Along with this, the major part of the museum includes deformed animal as well as human fetuses. Most of the displayed cabinets include deformed human faces, limbs or other body parts. For the convenience of the visitors, this museum displays information written in English. This helps the visitor know what they are seeing and have a good knowledge.
Tourists visiting St. Petersburg, Russia needs to visit this museum if they wish to see something bizarre, strange or unique. In fact, it is a must visit to see things they haven’t seen in a museum before. The museum remains open all through the week, except Monday and last Tuesday of the month. For admission into the museum, visitors need to pay a small amount. Both adults and children need to pay the entrance fees.