Spa Research Institute
The striking, classical-style Spa Research Institute, built in 1828 and rebuilt in 1955, was once Restoratsiya, the town’s first hotel...
Adjacent to the drinking gallery is the university, which has some expressive gargoyles and bas-reliefs on its upper facade.
Opposite Lermontov Gallery is a modern drinking gallery, where you can sample the local mineral water (cups are R2 if you need one). The...
A serene perch for a pick-me-up is on the wrap-around balcony of this 2nd-floor café overlooking lively pr Kirova. Inside, you’ll find...
Lonely Planet review
The 3rd floor of Pyatigorsk’s Regional Museum is the most interesting, with colourful costumes, weavings, samovars and photos of ceremonies (weddings, festivals) in the Caucasus. Also look for photos of Pyatigorsk from the 19th and early 20th centuries.