Lenin Monument

Black Sea Coast

Fans of Soviet kitsch will appreciate Adler's silver-painted Lenin statue. Come out of the central market, turn left and Lenin is waiting for you on the right, some 100m down – what else? – ul Lenina.

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1. Central Market

0.11 MILES

The central market is a hive of activity, packed with shops, kiosks and produce sellers. It's also the site of Adler's main bus stop.

2. Sochi Park

2.65 MILES

Located in the former Olympic park, this sprawling funfair is sometimes called Russian Disneyland, with 20 'European-standard' rides (including Russia's…

3. Discovery World Aquarium

3.46 MILES

If you're not swimming among the fish, or eating the fish, you might considering paying a visit to the fish in the Discovery World Aquarium, which is a…

4. Mt Bolshoy Akhun Lookout Tower

9.52 MILES

Popular with day trippers, this 30m-high lookout tower offers great views of the Caucasus Mountains. From the entrance of Sochi National Park, follow the…

5. Stalin's Dacha

10.29 MILES

Stalin's dacha, Zelenaya Roscha, is a fascinating place, built specifically to accommodate a small, private and paranoid man. Tours are in Russian but…

6. Vorontsovskaya Cave

12.87 MILES

About 40km from Sochi, this chain of caves is a popular and worthwhile excursion. Some 12km of the cave system is mapped, but tourists have access to 500m…

7. Arboretum

13.62 MILES

On the southeastern edge of town, Sochi’s lovely arboretum is lush with more than 1500 species of trees and shrubs, including numerous species of palm. It…

8. Art Museum

14.32 MILES

In the middle of a leafy park, the Art Museum resides in a classical building that’s a work of art in itself. The permanent collection includes age-old…