British Publication Includes Karelia, Arkhangelsk in List of World’s Top Tourist Destinations

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A cultural and educational tour to northwest Russia is one of the top 50 trips of this kind for 2017, according to the British newspaper The Telegraph.

The list included a 13-day trip to northwest Russia that includes a visit to Kizhi, a UNESCO World Heritage site on an island in Lake Onega in the Republic of Karelia.

During the tour, travellers will also visit Arkhangelsk, where they will see restored merchant houses. In addition, they will visit the Malye Korely Museum of Wooden Architecture, which is 25 kilometres away from the city.

The ranking included tours to Zaragoza and Madrid, where visitors can see a collection of paintings by the famous Spanish artist Francisco Goya. Travellers can even see works of Goya that are not usually available to the public, some tapestries in particular.

Trips to Bruges and Ghent in Belgium are also on the list. This tour includes visits to the works of artists who lived there as well as to local architectural masterpieces.

In addition, the British journalists invited their readers to visit the Italian Ravenna and Urbino. As part of this tour, travellers will be able to see Byzantine mosaics and works by such prominent artists as Raphael, Titian, and Federico Barocci.

The ranking also included tours to Japan, Sicily, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Malta, Rome, Los Angeles and other destinations.

On Jan. 13, it was reported that The Guardian named St. Petersburg one of the world’s mandatory tourist destinations for 2017.