The hill rising up behind the Lermontov Gallery is Park Tsvetnik, which forms a 1km-long arc around the eastern end of pr Kirova. Walk...
Lermontov Gallery Concert Hall
It’s well worth taking in a concert (philharmonic, organ, opera) in Pyatigorsk’s architectural highlight. Shows are of good quality and...
A short walk from Park Tsevnik, the lively Cafe Fontan serves a cheap and cheerful selection of Russian and European dishes, including...
pr Kirova · interesting places nearby
Academic Gallery information
The Academic Gallery is perched above the eastern terminus of pr Kirova. It was built in 1851 to house one of Pyatigorsk’s best-known springs, No 16 (currently closed). It was here that Lermontov’s antihero, Pechorin, first set eyes on Princess Mary.
Inside the Academic Gallery, a new Insect Museum houses a small collection of critters (spiders, snakes, frogs), which the proprietor is happy to show you up close. Upstairs is a lovely butterfly collection from around the globe.