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Sochi resorts give tourists the opportunity to choose a vacation in accordance with their budget and preferences. This city has a large number of fascinating attractions. We are talking about architectural, entertainment, religious, natural and cultural and historical sites.
We have prepared a list of 8 interesting places that will surely please all vacationers in Sochi. Before you go on an excursion to a particular place, you should familiarize yourself with its rules, prices, location and features.
Rating of the most interesting sights of Sochi
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||rating|
|Rating of the most interesting sights of Sochi||1||Sochi Olympic Park||5.0|
|2||Cathedral of Michael Arkhanegla||4.9|
|3||Sochi Art Museum||4.8|
|4||House Museum Stalin's Dacha||4.7|
|6||Observation tower (Mount Akhun)||4.5|
|7||Tea plantation in Dagomys||4.4|
Sochi Olympic Park
Attraction rating: 5.0
The ranking is opened by the world famous place where the Olympic Games were held in 2014. For several weeks it became the heart of Russia. Today it is one of the most visited attractions in Sochi. The territory of the park includes many entertainments, museums, a large football stadium 'Fisht'. Tourists can see a huge illuminated fountain dancing to the beat of the music. Robotic dinosaurs have settled in the middle of the Olympic Park. Visitors are thrilled with the Automotive and Leonardo Da Vinci museums.
One of the most convenient options to get here is the train. The train usually goes along the sea and offers stunning views. From Sochi you can get here in 40 minutes. From the railway station there is a bus number 125, which leaves every 15 minutes.
Cathedral of Michael Arkhanegla
Attraction rating: 4.9
Next in the ranking is the most ancient temple in the North Caucasus. Its dome is visible from the sea coast. The building was built in 1864 in honor of the victory after the Caucasian War. Architecturally, the temple is a classic cross with four sides, over which a drum with narrow windows rises. Its interior is elegantly painted with gold. The facade and all communications have been renewed after the restoration.
The main pride of the cathedral is the icon of the Archangel Michael. The chapel of the Mother of God is located in front of the temple. Taps with holy water emerge from its column. A Sunday school has been rebuilt, an Orthodox library is working. This place is a must-see for every believer. Address: Sochi, Moskvina street, 12. You can get here by buses 103, 105, 120, 125. Stop 'Cinema Stereo'.
Sochi Art Museum
Attraction rating: 4.8
One of the most popular cultural attractions in Sochi is the Art Museum, which invites tourists to admire the works of famous artists. Its activity is to form collections and conduct events. The museum was officially opened in 1988. Its area is over 2600 sq. m. Here are collected expositions of deep antiquity, valuable species and samples. 100 thousand visitors come to the museum annually. The institution offers permanent exhibitions on the themes of Russian art, graphics, cold steel.
This place will appeal to those who are interested in ancient Russian icons, paintings and ancient household items. Museum excursions will be interesting for both adults and children. The building is located at Kurortny prospect, 51. You can reach it by buses No. 1, 3, 8, 17 and 23 to the stop. 'Hotel Sochi'.
House Museum Stalin's Dacha
Attraction rating: 4.7
Almost every vacationer in Sochi visited the leader's personal residence, which was built in 1937. Today it is a museum that has preserved Stalin's furniture, things and accessories. The dacha is located in Green Grove and is considered one of the most visited excursion places, despite various disputes around the personality of the politician. This place is worth visiting for those who dream of plunging into the atmosphere of the Soviet Union of the 30s. Inside, everything is trimmed with wood, there is a leather sofa, on the leader's desk, you can see silverware donated by the Chinese leader Zedong.
Stalin's dacha can only be visited with a guide. Very young children may not be interested here. Museum staff carefully ensure that tourists do not touch or move anything. Address: Kurortny Ave., 120/1. You can get here by any public transport going towards the city center. You need to get off at the 'Green Grove' stop.
Attraction rating: 4.6
The arboretum was created at the end of the 19th century. It is one of the main attractions of the resort town. Visitors admire the beauty of the landscape and architectural forms, sunny meadows and green flora, surrounded by sculptures, fountains and water bodies. Judging by the reviews, the air here is amazingly fresh, filled with aromas of flowers and needles.
The entrance ticket will cost 250 rubles for adults, and 170 rubles for children. Preschoolers visit the arboretum for free. If desired, during the excursion, you can visit the house-museum of the Khudekov family, a grotto and a waterfall, an exhibition of butterflies. Get to the place by cable car. This is another reason to enjoy the splendor of nature from a bird's eye view. You shouldn't go here with strollers. Address: Kurortny prospect, 74K 1A. Buses No. 1, 23, 105, 125 go to the arboretum. Stop 'Circus' or 'Arboretum'.
Observation tower (Mount Akhun)
Attraction rating: 4.5
The next line of the rating belongs to one of the highest mountains in Sochi. Its length is 5 km, and the height reaches 663 m. At the top is an observation tower, which was erected by order of Stalin. It was built of white limestone. The tree crowns do not interfere with the view. Admission is paid for adults. Outwardly, the place resembles an old fortress. Tourists admire the splendor of the tower and the landscapes that open from the observation deck.
It is worth considering that there are usually a lot of people here. It will be difficult to take a picture alone. Binoculars are offered on site for a fee. You can visit this magnificent place on your own or with a guide. To get to the mountain, you need to drive to DOL 'Sputnik'. People come here by buses No. 125, 105, 110, 2, 112.
Tea plantation in Dagomys
Attraction rating: 4.4
The tea plantation is located high above the sea and introduces guests to the traditions of the national tea drinking. Tourists will enjoy sweet treats, delicious drinks, folklore concerts. The houses themselves are very comfortable, inside them there is a fireplace with wood. This is the best place to taste wonderful tea from a samovar and relax your soul. It will appeal to those who wish to enjoy the beautiful views of the plantation and plunge into Soviet times.
The cost of the tour is 450 rubles for an adult and 225 rubles for preschoolers. Address: Zaporizhzhya, 302. You can get here by bus number 143. Stop 'Tea'.
Attraction rating: 4.3
Next in the ranking is a park that children will definitely like. It was founded in the late 19th century and is famous for its famous pink alleys. On the territory you can find a huge number of different types of roses. At all times, this place was considered the best park for romantic meetings.
The good news is that the entrance to the Riviera is free. Usually there are always a lot of tourists here. Children are delighted with the various attractions. There are extreme cabins, calm carousels, a roller coaster, and steam locomotives on the territory. The Riviera is home to a dolphinarium where whales, sea lions and dolphins live. Address: Sochi, Egorova, 1. You can get here by buses No. 11, 13, 14, 19 to the stop 'Riviera Most'.
Attraction rating: 4.2
Our rating is completed by a real miracle located underground. Vorontsov caves were created by nature itself hundreds of centuries ago. They attract a huge number of tourists who study only a small part of them during the excursion. The length of the route reaches 400 meters. The time for exploring the caves is usually 30-40 minutes. The temperature underground barely reaches 13-14 degrees Celsius, so it will not be superfluous to take warm clothes with you.
This place will appeal to those who want to touch the life of ancient people. The admission price for an adult is 350 rubles. Children under 7 years old are admitted free. Get here by bus number 127 from the bus station in Khost.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.