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Adler: Attractions and Entertainment
August 1, 2020 14:42

The sights of Adler attract tourists both in summer and winter. Adler is one of the resort areas of Sochi. In the summer, the beaches of Adler, exactly like the beaches of Sochi, are never deserted. In winter and in the off-season, travelers visit nature reserves, waterfalls, and ski resorts. The list of Sochi attractions is quite extensive, but it is in Adler that the main Olympic venues and amusement parks are located.

Of course, the most visited attraction in Adler is Sochi Park, which can rightfully be considered the Russian "Disneyland". The park is spread over an area of more than 20 hectares, and its modern attractions impress not only children, but also their parents. The opening of the park was timed to coincide with the 2014 Olympics.

In the vicinity of the park there is another equally visited attraction - the Olympic Park. The grandiose complex consists of several iconic objects, such as the Olympic Flame Bowl, Fisht Stadium, Bolshoi Ice Palace, Iceberg Sports Palace, Ice Cube Curling Center, Puck Ice Arena, etc. Each of the structures has unusual modern architecture. Tours to the Olympic Village are held on a regular basis.

Singing fountains of Adler are especially popular among tourists in the Olympic Park. The light and music show pleases local residents and guests of the city all year round. Sochi Autodrom, the venue for Formula 1, is within walking distance of the leading Olympic venues.

You should definitely take a walk along the Imeretinskaya Bay. The chic promenade runs along the Olympic Park and offers excellent sea views. It is in the Adler region that there are the fewest breakwaters, which allows you to enjoy the magnificent seascape and take truly picturesque photos.

If you are visiting Adler for the first time, then you should definitely visit the South Cultures dendrological park. Founded back in 1910, the unique arboretum is located right on the banks of the Mzymta River.   In the park, you can admire the bamboo forest, centuries-old oaks, wild rose bushes and more than five thousand plants from all over the world.

The rarest attraction of the region is the Sochi National Park, which territory is about 190 hectares. For a trip to the park, it is worth allocating a whole day, since the park is divided into several territorial groups (including Adler), and it is unlikely that it will be possible to get around it all even in a week.

In addition to the unique flora and many natural attractions (Glubokiy Yar or Dragon's Jaws waterfall, Akhtsu gorge, wet and dry Psakho canyon, Psakho trail, Dzykhrinskoe gorge, Akhshtyrskaya cave, etc.), you can see the rarest species of wild animals in the park: brown bears, deer, wolves and even leopards.

If you are relaxing in Adler with a child, then one of the largest aquariums in Russia, Sochi Discovery World Aquarium, is included in the compulsory visit program. Thus, you will give your child a unique opportunity to get acquainted with over 200 species of fish, including sharks, piranhas, moray eels, seahorses, etc.

Dolphinarium in Adler on an ongoing basis conducts show programs with the participation of unusual "stars". Beluga whales, dolphins and sea lion exhibit exceptional abilities, delighting both children and adults.

In the summer season, the Amfibius water park is open in Adler, where you can ride on water slides, and  swim in the pools. The water park covers an area of more than 2 hectares and has a wide range of entertainment for every taste.

Of course, acquaintance with the city begins with walks along the embankment and parks of Adler. It is worth walking to the operating 11-meter lighthouse, which has been a landmark for passing ships since 1898.

It is a great pleasure to walk through the parks of Adler in good weather. Bestuzhev-Marlinsky Park is a cozy green "oasis" in the heart of Adler. Palm avenues are a pleasant feature of the southern parks of Russia.

In the Imeretinskaya lowland, the Adler ornithological park is spread over several hectares. While walking in the park, it is not always possible to see rare species of birds, but domesticated geese and ducks make good contact, which children really like.

There are several very interesting museums to visit in the Adler area. Most of them are located in one building — the museum center in the Olympic Park. The Nikola Tesla Electric Museum will introduce children and their parents to the wonderful world of physics. The lightning show is especially popular with schoolchildren. Children under 6 years old are not allowed on the show. The mechanical museum of Leonardo da Vinci displays copies of the works of the great inventor.

The exposition of the USSR Museum in Adler will help to “plunge into Soviet childhood”. Undoubtedly, adults find this museum more entertaining than the younger generation. But everyone, without exception, likes the Sochi auto museum at the exhibition, where the rarest types of retro cars are collected.

The Sochi Auto Sport Museum houses sports cars from different years. As a rule, each museum has its own “pearl”. This cannot be said about this exposition, because absolutely every car in the collection is unique and delights visitors.

There is a wax museum on the embankment between the Adler Oceanarium and the Amphibius Water Park. The collection of the museum cannot boast of the scale of Madame Tussauds' exposition, but this does not make it less interesting. 

From Adler, you can quickly reach the popular attractions of the nearby resorts, nature reserves and simply picturesque places. Lovers of peace and quiet will like Achigvarskoye Lake - an artificial reservoir at the recreation center, created especially for fishing enthusiasts.

There is a trout farm on the bank of the Mzymta in the Adler region, where you should definitely take your children with you. Visitors will not only be able to admire the picturesque nature and fish, but also feed the trout, as well as taste incredibly tasty fish dishes.

Not far from the trout farm there is the only Skypark in Russia. 

In the Adler region there is another amazing natural attraction - the Skazochny canyon. Nature, rocky backwaters, stone labyrinths, age-old mossy trees help to plunge into the magical atmosphere of a fairy tale and are remembered by travelers for a long time.

If possible, it is worth visiting the Caucasian Reserve, which is under the auspices of UNESCO. The Caucasian Reserve covers a huge territory of 300 hectares including  the territory of the Krasnodar Territory, Karachay-Cherkessia and Adygea. The purpose of its creation is to preserve the bison population. There are about 120 high-mountain lakes in the nature protection zone.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Sochi Adler Krasnodar Territory Olympic Park  

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