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Top 7 Museums of Sochi
November 21, 2019 09:32


Once you get tired of beach leisure on the Black Sea coast and start looking for new impressions and interesting facts, you should definitely opt out for the most popular Sochi museums.
In the most famous resort cit
y of Russia, you can enjoy art masterpieces, visit Stalin’s villa and a Cossacks village.
Ethnography Museum
The exposition of the Ethnography Museum of Sochi consists of 4 halls spanning early times. The first hall presents exhibits dedicated to the culture and history of the Circassians from ancient times until the 19th century. In the second hall you will find jewelry, weapons, and uniforms of soldiers. The third hall is dedicated to immigrants to the Black Sea coast of the second half of the 20th century. The fourth hall hosts subject exhibitions provided from private collections and the museum fund.
Address: 95, Pobedy Street, Lazarevskoye Village.

Sochi Art Museum
Over its 30-year history, the Sochi Art Museum has collected a significant number of artworks of different eras, starting from the old Russian icons. These funds include arts and crafts, as well as painting and sculpture of the XVIII - XX centuries. The collection boasts the names of the best Russian artists who are the pride of Russian culture: Aivazovsky, Polenov, Serov, Turzhansky and others.
Address: 51, Kurortny Avenue, next to the Hotel Sochi bus stop

Museum of Sports Glory
More than 300 exhibits tell about the achievements of renowned Russian athletes and coaches from Sochi, including V. Kondra, E. Kafelnikov, H. Yunichev, A. Voevoda and others. Museum objects tell about the history of the Olympics, the modern Olympic movement, and the participation of Sochi dwellers in preparation for the Olympic Games.
Address: 26A, Sovetskaya Street, next to  the Hotel Moscow bus stop

Museum of Sochi History 
One of the oldest cultural institutions in the city of Sochi, the Museum of Sochi History was founded on the basis of the collections of the Caucasian Mountain Club back in 1920. The museum exposition traces the history of the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus and Sochi itself from ancient times to the present day.
Address: 54/11, Vorovskogo Street, next to the bus stop Zheleznodorozhny Vokzal

"Stalin's Country House" Museum 
The place where Stalin's summer villa under the name Green Grove was built in 1937 is still one of the most popular tourist attractions in Sochi. It offers a beautiful view of the snow-capped peaks of the Main Caucasian Range. In the 1930s-1940s, this villa was intended for the recreation of the head of state and political leaders of this country. The exterior decorations and the interior of the villa have retained their former appearance and have not been changed. On the ground floor of the museum you will be welcomed by a wax figure of Joseph Stalin.
Address: Zelenaya Roscha (Green Grove) bus stop on the route towards Adler.
 

Ethnographic Complex "Cossack Freemen"
It includes the exposition of reconstructed household items and culture of the peoples who inhabited the territory of Sochi in the 19th - early 20th centuries. Here you can get acquainted with the way of rural life, grasp the meaning of folk customs and secrets of ancient masters, and even participate in a wedding ceremony.
Address: the village of Semenovka in Matsesta.


Ethnographic Complex "My Russia"
The complex features 11 thematic pavilions of Russian regions. The mini-towns of the complex feature the most recognizable elements of architecture traditional for those regions and areas. The complex has 4 hotels, 7 restaurants, 2 snack bars, and a number of handicraft shops.
Address: the village of Esto-Sadok in Krasnaya Polyana

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Author: Vera Ivanova

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