Sochi is one of the most famous tourist cities of Russia, and is loved, not only by local residents and residents of other Russian cities, but also many foreigners.
The city was founded in 1838 years. The city has a very old history, and this is confirmed by all the archaeological finds.
Taking into account the latest data, its population is approximately 399,673 people. It is called “the pearl of the Black Sea” for its extraordinary beauty and pleasant humid subtropical climate.
Below we present the main attractions of Sochi with photos and description:
1. Sochi Arboretum (Forest of Trees)
Those who admire the beauty of nature, such as fauna and flora something unusual, a visit to the Botanical Garden of Sochi causes only positive emotions. Its impressive scale, and it is almost 50 hectares of the total area, full of subtropical plants and animals. Those who are interested in the inhabitants of the Black Sea here will be pleased. There is like a huge aquarium, located at the bottom of the park. A cable car rises above the arboretum, which allows you to see the park at a relatively low altitude.
The park was founded in 1889, but before it was a villa of the famous playwright S.N. Hudenkova “С.Н. Худенкова”. He tried to collect plants from all over the world and the village was filled with a variety of beautiful flora species. Later, concretely in 1922, this park was nationalized.
You can find this attraction in Курортный проспект 74, in the city of Sochi.
2. Mount Akhun
Mount Akhun attracts those tourists who like majestic peaks, incredibly clean air and unspoiled nature. The highest point of the mountain – 663 meters above sea level. On the hill you can find a well-known monument, an observation tower in Romanesque style. Climbing the mountain, you will have a nice view from the Lazarev to the Caucasus mountains. In addition, in the depths of Akhun there are a score of caves, for lovers of speleology.
3. Recreational Park “Riviera”
For the fans of various places of interest and entertainment, the “Riviera” park will be of great importance. There you will find the famous bench of reconciliation, a cinema, an exhibition hall, an aquarium and the dolphinarium, as well as a library, a disco, the fountain of love and Green Theater or open-air theater, famous for its shows, this Park is an authentic beauty full of activities. Visitors to the park will see parrots and beautiful aromatic plants. Especially attracted by the plantations of roses and that charm of beauty and unique species of this flower.
The park is located in the city of Sochi in the first house on Egorova street.
4. “Orekhovskiy” waterfall
“Orekhovskiy” The waterfall leaves no one indifferent. The cause of multiple delights and an incredible natural panorama combined with drinking water, which is so nice to cool off after a walk through a hot city. It’s worth it and for this reason many tourists visit the falls and even in the winter to enjoy the majesty of its natural air and fresh water coming from fast currents.
To get to this natural wonder, just to sit on the bus number 102 and go to the end. The bus can take it in the center of the city.
5. Cave of “Vorontsovskaya”
This cave is one of the largest caves in the Caucasus. It is full of stalactites and stalagmites in different ways. It has a light for safety and comfort that helps to consider all its parts better. Another reason to be of interest to tourists this attraction is that once they found the remains of a bear of the caverns that had many centuries.
To reach it you need to reach the Vorontsovka village, find a monument to the dead pilots and walk to it for several minutes.
6. The Dacha of Stalin
Stalin’s Dacha or Stalin’s Country House is interesting since the whole house has remained virtually unchanged. You can find personal items of the famous leader, his clothes and, of course, his personal photos.
It is located in Курортном проспекте 24 in the city of Sochi.
7. Nursery for monkeys
See the life of monkeys fun and interesting. This you can see if you visit the monkey nursery in Sochi. All the monkeys live in cages. It is little to say that it has almost all kinds of monkeys that exist on our planet. It is recommended to visit this place with a guide who can talk to you in great detail about many interesting species of these animals, their characteristics and peculiarities.
Of course, this is not the whole list of places of interest in the city, because Sochi is full of them, and each of them is interesting in its own way. Any view of the city of Sochi, has its own history and unique details, causing great interest among tourists. Therefore, to visit the “pearl of the Black Sea”, in this great city there are many places to stay that is pleasant for absolutely any time.
We can say that this unique city is attractive for its springs, beautiful streets and pleasant atmosphere.