Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa

The Mountain Village Of Gunib
April 17, 2017 16:40


The Gunib mountain village (aul) where Shamil was hiding got virtually destroyed during the bloody battle. After the events a Gunib fortress with a Russian garrison was built there.

A fortress wall and its gates -  Lower Gates of Baryatinsky and the Upper Gates of Shamil – have preserved. Another monument near the Fortress of Gunib is the Tsar’s Glade linked to the Emperor Aleksandr II. The Tsar traveled to the Caucasus in 1871 and gave a breakfast for the officers here. The royal meal took place under field conditions, because there was not even a required number of tables and chairs throughout the district. 

Today the mountain village of Gunib is divided into two villages — the old Verkhny Gunib and newer Nizhny Gunib existing from 1862 onwards and concentrating the modern life. Verkhny Gunib and its surroundings have a special protected status of a Natural Park. The territory of the Park includes the Soviet Tourist Centre called “Eagle’s Nest” and the children’s health resort called “Gunib”.

The villages Verkhny Gunib and Nizhny Gunib are connected by a serpentine road. A Park of Victory named after Rasul Gamzatov, dedicated to the memory of the soldiers of the Great Patriotic War, stands between them, and has a magnificent viewing platform and a monument to “White Cranes”. Several kilometers away from the mountain village of Gunib there is a  Mountain Botanical Garden. 


Author: Anna Dorozhkina


Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Agidel - City Of Expectations Ural Miass Valdai Maly Semyachik Volcano Anzhero-Sudzhensk: Travel Tips

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Vasily Struve  Russian history  Russia in space  projects  Moscow events  Kazan shopping centres  Kamchatka  Russian Literature  Archeology  Fashion events  Jan Tsionglinsky  Alla Bayanova  contemporary art  Painting  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian religion  New Museums  Olympic Games 2012  anniversary  Awards  Russian business  Great Patriotic War  Moscow  John Paul II  Music and Art Festival "Tremolo"   Flea Markets  Iran  Russian officials  Russian tourism  Warm places  Moscow Kremlin Museums  Russian language  Tretyakov Gallery  Olga Khokhlova  Baikal  Life Saving  Yevgeny Petrov  Tragedy  Chelyabinsk Region  Omsk  Advertizing  Ukraine crisis  Federation Tower  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Cinema  Cosmoscow  Rock Music  Aerosmith  Objects  Conservatory Ball 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites