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Narzan Baths

The eerie-looking Narzan Baths date from 1901 and could easily double as the setting for a horror film. Unfortunately, the baths have been closed for years. Fortunately, workers hammering away inside the building as…
Notable Building in Pyatigorsk

Academic Gallery

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, Pechori…
Notable Building in Pyatigorsk

Lermontov Gallery

The striking light-blue and beautifully proportioned Lermontov Gallery, built in 1901 in cast iron with stained-glass windows, is now a concert hall. Closed for repairs at the time of writing, the gallery was due to…
Notable Building in Pyatigorsk

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 and scene of the balls described in Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time.
Notable Building in Pyatigorsk

Drinking Gallery

Opposite Lermontov Gallery is a modern drinking gallery, where you can sample the local mineral water (cups are R4 if you need one).
Notable Building in Pyatigorsk


Adjacent to the drinking gallery is the university, which has some expressive gargoyles and bas-reliefs on its upper facade.