7. The Sanduny Banya
A banya is a public sauna. Banyas are an important part of Russian culture: it’s where friends go to socialize. These are anything but functional buildings with some steam rooms. Rather, these are palatial, spectacularly ornate buildings fit for a king. The Sanduny banya is one of the best. If you really want a feel for Russian culture, a banya is an important stop to take.