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Top Choice Church in Dombay & Teberda

Shoana Church

Around 7km north of Karachayevsk, a dirt road leads uphill from the Ossetian village below to this early 10th-century Alanian church, one of the oldest, still-functioning chapels in the Russian Federation. The Byzan…
Top Choice Caucasian in Dombay & Teberda

Kafe Vstrecha

Given its location – beside the second chairlift station high above Dombay – the food here is very reasonably priced. There's a good selection of soups, salads and shashlyk, big steaming manti (steam palm-sized dump…
Russian in Dombay & Teberda

Café Kristall

As well as the usual Russian dishes and shashlyk this place specialises in Karachay cuisine, including various sausages. Specify weight (in grams) to avoid a hefty meal (and bill). Seating is outside, on a covered b…
Nature Reserve in Dombay & Teberda

Teberdinsky State Natural Biosphere Reserve

This park has a small museum with stuffed animals and info on wildlife and geology as well as a mini zoo with deer, foxes, wolves and other local fauna.
Caucasian in Dombay & Teberda

Cafe Alibek

Enjoy the views of the nearby mountains at this cafe with a threadbare stuffed bear in the courtyard and friendly service. The tasty Caucasian dishes come in generous portions.
Lake in Dombay & Teberda

Kara-Kel Lake

You can swim, fish and rent boats at this small lake bordering the main road running through Teberda.
Lake in Dombay & Teberda

Tumanlykel Lake

This 600m long trout-filled lake, 7km northeast of Dombay, is best reached by taxi (around R400).
Russian in Dombay & Teberda

U Zuli

U Zuli draws in Karachay regulars to feast on zharkoye (meat, potatoes and spices served in a sizzling cast-iron pan), buttery khichiny and other regional specialities in the ground floor, rustic wood-panelled dinin…