Over the course of the centuries, Russia wasn’t attacked many times, thus
the need to build defensive structures was low.
So instead of finding medieval castles like in other countries, in Russia
the best way to get a glimpse into the history of Russia is through its palaces. For example
the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg was the residence of the
Romanov’s. Or the complex of Kremlin in Moscow is the most well known landmark in the whole
But you can also find some nice castles in Russia, like the Swedish built
Vyborg Castle or the Ivangorod Fortress.