45 best sights of Krasnodar region – descriptions and photos
“Ataman” – it is an open-air museum, where all the exhibits not only can, but also need to touch with your hands. There is not a single fake! Dinnerware, lace, embroidery, photographs, images, chests, cradles, tools, briskets – all these things were kept in the Cossack families.
Mandatory item on the tour program for children and adults, Gelendzhik Dolphinarium offers a fascinating show program with not only dolphins, but also white whales, seals and walruses.
Gostiny Dvor in Yeisk
Gostiny Dvor is one of the main attractions of Yeisk – the resort town on the Azov Sea that turned into the cultural center of southern Russia by the early 20th century. Nowadays, many buildings of that time have survived here, and the city itself is included in the list of historical places in Russia.
Arboretum in Sochi
In the city center stretches one of the most beautiful botanical parks in the country – Sochi Arboretum. This kind of museum in the open air: here are a lot of samples of flora not only of the Western Caucasus, but also many southern countries.
Dolmens of Aderbievka
Dolmens are an archaeological mystery no worse than the statues of Easter Island. Scientists still cannot understand how in the Caucasus appeared constructions, more typical for North Africa and the Middle East. To study the dolmens it is best to go to the village Aderbievka
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Dolmen in Krasnaya Polyana
Dolmen is the common name for the specific stone buildings, which were created by the prehistoric people thousands years ago. To a certain extent, these structures resemble wells or, rather, dugouts.
Another Gelendzhik sightseeing attraction is situated near the village of Vozrozhdenie. These ancient buildings belong to the Bronze Age. They are about 5 thousand years old. The dolmens have been talked about for more than two centuries.
Crocodile Farm in Arkhipo-Osipovka
The crocodile farm is one of the most unusual amusements of Arkhipo-Osipovka. It was opened in 2010, and now there are already several species of predators of different ages living here. The length of the largest of them exceeds 2 meters, and young specimens – no more than 30-40 cm.
Lighthouse in Anapa
It is difficult not to agree that one of the most romantic and beautiful sights of the seaside towns, except of course the sea and the coast, are the graceful and aspiring towers of lighthouses. Besides aesthetics, lighthouses undoubtedly have a sacred and metaphysical sense.
Sochi Sea Station
Sochi is not only Russia’s main resort on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus and a modern center of skiing, but also a major seaport. The importance of the city as a port has always been great, so the southern sea gateway of the country had to have a “face”.
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Bridge of Kisses in Krasnodar.
The world is full of examples of how nothing remarkable building or structure can become one of the most important landmarks of the city. So Krasnodar and decided to take the initiative and turn a beautiful, but still fairly trivial engineering structures in the city symbol of love.
Gorgippia Museum in Anapa
On the site of modern Anapa in the 6th century BC was an ancient city. It was called the Sindian harbor, and later was named Gorgippia in honor of the governor of the Bosporan king Gorgipp.
Museum of the History of Cement
The Museum of the Cement Industry in Novorossiysk is a place where you can go back two centuries – to the 19th century, when this industry was just emerging. It was founded in 1979 on the territory of the enterprise “Novoroscement” – one of the largest plants in Russia.
Museum Cruiser “Mikhail Kutuzov
The cruiser Mikhail Kutuzov is a recognized masterpiece of world shipbuilding and is one of the ten best warships built in the 20th century. She was the first ship of the Black Sea Fleet, which began to carry out combat missions in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Abrau-Durso Champagne Museum
The village of Abrau and the lake with the same name are located in a place of stunning and unique natural beauty. Abrau-Dyurso valley is so beautiful that, of course, it could not help but become covered with myths and legends. Tourists visiting Lake Abrau, most often interested not so much in landscapes, as in a particular museum.
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Quay of any resort town – is its calling card, a clear indication of its beauty, landscaping, status. and Anapa is what to surprise not only the many guests but also competitors.
Gelendzhik is considered one of the most attractive tourist resorts in the Krasnodar region. And among other things, this city will also be one of the most picturesque – and all thanks to its central waterfront.
Embankment named after Admiral Serebryakov
If you ask passers-by in Novorossiysk, what is worth seeing in the city, you are likely to hear one answer: “Admiral Serebryakov embankment. This is indeed the most famous and beautiful place in the city. In addition to the wonderful sea panorama, many popular monuments are located here.
Sochi Olympic Park
Sochi Olympic Park is a special place for the city. After all, it is thanks to him the resort capital of Russia has become known throughout the world as the capital of the Olympic Games. Here are the main Olympic sports facilities, here were held competitions in figure skating, ice hockey and speed skating.
Monument to Catherine the Great
This monument already stood in Krasnodar – more precisely, in Ekaterinodar – in the early 20th century. Its opening was timed to coincide with the centenary of the relocation of the Black Sea troops in the Kuban. The monument became the main symbol for the city.
The advertising slogan reads: “If there is a paradise in the world, it is the Krasnodar Territory. Whether this is true or not, everyone will decide for himself. But to get a lot of pleasure from contemplating the sights of the Krasnodar Territory can every vacationer without exception. Here and the stunning beauty of the Agura Waterfalls and lotus valley, and almost mystical dolmens Aderbievka, and stanitsa-museum of Cossack life under the open sky, and, of course, the sea, sun, beaches and local Fanagoria wine! Yes, and even Red Glade with ski slopes, Sochi and thermal springs!
Many people come here as savages, not for comfort (although you can find and VIP-apartments with appropriate service and cost), but for the communication, romance, and new experiences. It’s a good idea to travel by car in the Krasnodar region – the vast expanses of the Kuban pleases the eye, the sea is not far and there is always a place to stay – the local hospitable population has long been accustomed to the flow of tourists.
If you’re planning to rent a place to stay with private individuals, so as not to lose precious vacation hours, it’s better to choose it in advance and call the hosts – to book the “rooms”. Most of the landlords have their information on the Internet.
Attractions in Krasnodar region
Sea of Azov Oceanarium Krasnaya Polyana Arboretum in Sochi Akhun Mountain Berendeyevo Tsarstvo Safari Park Bolshoi Utrish
The site contains a collection of sights Krasnodar region – photos, description and tips for travelers. The list is based on popular travel guides and presented by type, name and rating. Here you can find answers to questions: what to see in Krasnodar Krai, where to go and where are the popular and interesting places of Krasnodar Krai.
Sea of Azov
Temryuk is a whole resort area, which is located on the Taman Peninsula. He, in turn, washed by the waters of the Black and Azov Seas. Already in 2001 Temryuk was declared a resort of federal importance. The total length of the seashore included in the resort is 250 kilometers, 220 of them – a sandy beach. They are considered one of the largest and most valuable in the Russian Federation. Mud volcanoes and numerous estuaries with healing muds give special importance to these places, they include: Akhtanizovsky, Kiziltashsky, Kurchansky.
Beaches Temryuk on the Sea of Azov are truly impressive for any tourist, because the coastline stretches for hundreds of kilometers. They are completely sandy and have a fairly gentle descent into the water, making them a great place for family holidays with small children. Unfortunately, the infrastructure is not particularly developed, because it is quite difficult to cover such a large area. Therefore, if you are going here to have a rest “savage”, be sure to take everything you need.
For those who like comfortable rest there are several excellent pensions and resorts that have their own beaches and offer a full range of services for a comfortable holiday.
At the end of 2011 in Krasnodar opened the biggest in the south of the country Oceanarium. Residents and guests of the city, visiting this place, immediately feel like an underwater dweller.
At the entrance visitors are welcomed by a mechanical fish-machine, which is a shark’s head with moving jaws and eyes burning with terrible fire. So the authors of the idea wanted to emphasize that the world in the ocean waters is not safe.
The creepy picture is replaced by a soft interior with a slightly dimmed light of neon lights. Many people compare the environment of the Krasnodar oceanarium with the landscapes from the movie “Avatar”.
The oceanarium building occupies more than 200 square meters. Here you can see aquariums with sea dwellers and exotic representatives of the river underwater fauna.
The most exciting moment when visiting the aquarium is a walk through the tunnel, with sharks swimming overhead. Very popular among visitors is the aquarium, where you can touch the swimming fish.
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Krasnaya Polyana is a unique resort. It combines clean mountain air, mineral springs, proximity to the sea and a variety of flora – from subtropical to alpine.
One can visit Krasnaya Polyana at any time of the year. In summer – hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, rock climbing, jeeping, rafting, paragliding. Winter – winter sports.
As for skiing. Krasnaya Polyana has wonderful slopes of varying degrees of complexity. The total length of the slopes is 25 kilometers, and they have various reliefs, so the level of training will not damage the feeling of skiing. The highest point is 2238 meters. Skiing season is from December to May. Mountain ski resort Krasnaya Polyana is located at the foot of Aibga Mountain, 80 km from the center of Sochi. For its mild, warm climate and spectacular views Krasnaya Polyana is called “Russian Switzerland”.
In the vicinity of Krasnaya Polyana are: Akhshtyrskaya cave, “Hunter’s lodge” built in 1901 for the tsar on the slopes of the Achishkho mountain, etc.
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Arboretum in Sochi
Sochi Arboretum is a priceless casket of flora and fauna, which contains over 2000 species of exotic and rare specimens brought from all over the world: the Far East, Africa, North and South America, Asia, New Zealand.
Arboretum – is not just a park, but also a powerful scientific base for research. Breeding works are carried out here, new seeds and methods of cultivation are tested, and rare and endangered species are under vigilant protection.
The entire park is divided into several parts, the main ones being the upper and lower park. In the lower park is built aquarium, which will tell and show visitors the flora and fauna of the Black Sea. In general, the entire territory is divided into sectors, where collections of plants from the Caucasus, Japan, China, Australia, the Mediterranean, North and South America grow compactly.
However, the Arboretum is proud not only for its collection, but also for wonderful views of the mountains and sea. You can see all this from a bird’s eye view with the help of a cable car.
Akhun Mountain is a favorite tourist destination, imbued with romance and grandeur. On top of Akhun mountain in the style of medieval castles in 1936 was erected a thirty-meter observation tower. It is the purpose of walks on Mount Akhun.
The soulful view that opens from the top of the observation tower attracts a lot of fans of landscape beauty.
Not far from the observation tower there are ruins of Byzantine temple, and a cave is hidden in the mountain.
Berendeyevo Tsarstvo is a national park, located in Sochi in the Lazarevsky District, on the tributary of the Kuapse. The length is 1200 meters and is divided into 2 stages. To visit this place is best with children, the route is easy and interesting, and in the evening your kids will be entertained by their favorites from cartoons.
Stage 1 is located 450 meters, walking along the trail you will see woodland furniture, the road will lead you to an observation deck and waterfalls the largest in height, this “Kupalo”, “Unnamed”, all on your way you will meet seven waterfalls.
Moving on to the second stage, passing on the trail, you will be fascinated by mountain formations and rocks, as well as many places where you can swim.
Visiting this wonderful place you will not be disappointed, it is very picturesque and beautiful nature.
Safari Park was opened on May 1, 2006 in Krasnodar, located in the park “Sunny Island”. The history of the Safari Park is very unusual and interesting. It started with the fact that the head of the park was already made a gift in the form of a parrot Ara, and soon after that he began to collect different types of fish, amphibians, as well as birds.
Soon after that, having put all his heart and love for animals, a safari park was opened, it is worth noting that to date the park is considered the only private zoo in all Russia.
Many people, as well as tourists visit this magnificent park, people show culture to the animals.
It occupies 9 hectares, people come to admire not only the animals, but also the beauty of the territory, its buildings and beautiful flower beds.
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Bolshoi Utrish is a unique natural reserve (area 5112 hectares), the kingdom of wild recreation, enchanted by ringing birds, rare butterflies, steep cliffs and small hills, nudist pebble beaches and sunny lagoons, a fabulous forest of relict junipers and pistachios, five-meter waterfall and plenty of fish.
The presence of fish diversity and clear water (the water here does not bloom), makes underwater fishing in these places unforgettable and delicious.
In addition to starred sturgeon, sturgeon, plaice and sea dragon, you can admire the dolphins and seals, some of the brightest representatives of which surprise with their unique abilities in the famous Utrish Dolphinarium. Dolphins sing, paint, waltz, play the balalaika.
To the southeast of Bolshoi Utrish, after eight kilometers, begins Lesser Utrish. Also a protected and no less admirable place.
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