Many Pyatigorsk attractions revolve around larger-than-life writer, poet, painter, cavalry soldier, society beau and duellist Mikhail...
Polyana Pesen is an extreme sports park. Various trails and a skate park have been carved into the side of Mt Mashuk for the benefit of...
Lermontov Duel Site
In a clearing on the forested western flank of Mt Mashuk is a monument marking the Lermontov duel site The actual duel site is unknown...
It would be hard to imagine a more pleasant spot for coffee than the upper-level outside gallery here. Buskers below provide accordion...
This peaceful Caucasian restaurant, hidden in the forest 50m from the Lermontov duel site, has outdoor seating in round twig huts. The...
Lonely Planet review
This affordable hangout draws locals in droves to while away the afternoon eating shashlyk and putting back R40 pints of Don Zhivoe and Elbrus draught beer. The outdoor patio provides good people-watching along pr Kirova.