Gelendzhik has for many years, been one of the most popular and recognized resorts in the Krasnodar Territory. This small resort town shares only 25 kilometers with Novorossiysk. After Sochi and Anapa, Gelendzhik is considered the third most popular Black Sea resort. It is located in an incredibly beautiful area; the resort settled in a picturesque bay. The bay is bounded by two capes - thick on the south side and thin, respectively, on the northern. The very same bay is fringed by the formidable Caucasus Mountains. The resort enjoys an incredible popularity among beach lovers; also many travelers with children come here.
Not every resort town can boast of such a choice of entertainment as Gelendzhik. In addition to a relaxing holiday on the beaches, tourists are invited to go on a boat trip to the Rock-sail … Open
The Gelendzhik Embankment is the longest in the world; it is one of the main attractions of the resort. The embankment stretches from one cape to the other; its length is 8 kilometers. On the Black Sea coast it has no equal. The charming harbor remains the busiest place of the resort and a favorite vacation spot for fans of hiking. Along the harbor are the most popular beaches, where you can comfortably sunbath and swim.
There are three excellent water parks in Gelendzhik, among them the largest water park in the country - "Golden Bay". Another amazing feature of the resort town is the inscription "Gelendzhik" located on Mount Markhot, which is considered to be one of the largest in the world. The symbol of Gelendzhik is the White Bride - as the name of the city is translated from the Turkish dialect. Most recently, a monument was erected near the city administration building, which the locals call a small sister-in-law. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Gelendzhik is visited by most of the vacationers during the summer, at this time the cost of local hotels and restaurants significantly increases. The best time for a cheap holiday will … Open
Gelendzhik Maritime Terminal reminds more not of an administrative building, but a large shopping center and it ought to be visited by all guests of the resort. It is here that vacationers prefer to go for memorable gifts, as well as for beach paraphernalia. Near the biggest dock there is a stage where the main cultural events and concerts take place. Every three years in Gelendzhik the "South Nights" film festival is held. Its permanent venue is the "Burevestnik" cinema. Despite the fact that Gelendzhik is known primarily as a beach resort, this charming seaside town will appeal to adherents of various types of recreation. It is ideal for families with children; many entertainment centers are aimed at young guests.
This enchanting resort is famous for its admirable nature. Fans of exotics should certainly drop in the local Safari Park. It doesn’t resemble zoos in its classic sense. Animals suffering at the hands of humans are brought to the zoo. It is a unique rehabilitation place that has perfect habitat conditions for animals. The visitors of the zoo have an opportunity to see tigers, pumas, leopards, different birds, boars, and monkeys. On the territory of the zoo, there is a terrarium, an arboretum, and a themed museum dedicated to sea dwellers.
Gelendzhik is a typical Black Sea resort. Here there are many cafes and restaurants in different styles and different price categories for absolutely every taste. Among them, there are … Open
The Olympus Park is a popular recreation place among tourists. Multiple amusement rides, restaurants, and cafes attract many travelers In the middle of the tourist season. There is also a small zoo. Its main attraction is the Ferris wheel. In the summer, many outdoor concerts, festivals and competitions are held in the park. As it is located on the hilltop, you can reach it by cable car. When being lifted up, you can admire incredibly beautiful mountain landscapes.
In Gelenjik, there is the wonderful Dolphinarium that is one of the most visited entertainment centers among tourists with children. Here, you can watch performances with dolphins, white whales, walruses, and sea bears. The center is especially interesting with the fact that performances often involve small dolphins. The visitors have an opportunity to swim with a friendly sea dweller in one pool and take excellent memorable pictures.
In summer a huge number of tourists rest in Gelendzhik. The sea here is simply amazing, and the nature amazes even experienced travelers with its magnificence. Gelendzhik boasts of … Open
It will be very interesting for admirers of modern art to visit the main art gallery in the city called The White Horse. This gallery is unique in its own way because all the masterpieces presented here are made of garbage. The gallery was opened in 2014 after a new ecological festival. Absolutely all exhibits presented in the museum were made by children living in different cities of Russia and Ukraine. Near it, there is the Local History Museum, the collection of which started to be formed over a hundred years ago.
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Sightseeing in Russia: things to see
The city of Saint Petersburg remains the cultural capital of Russia. Nearly every street in this city is an important historic and architectural place of interest. Travelers are recommended to visit Peterhof, a famous series of palaces and gardens, which is located not far away from the center of the city. Peterhof was built by initiative and under control of Russian tsar Peter the Great. Nowadays, the palace exhibits numerous historic documents, plans and drafts. The Smolny Cathedral is one more famous attraction of the city that is also recommended to visit. The beautiful cathedral is made in best traditions of baroque style. Its height is 94 metres; its halls and the facade are decorated with gilding, and blue walls of the cathedral feature skillfully made fretwork. Inner premises of the Smolny are no less beautiful and amaze visitors with stunning frescoes and carvings.