Drinking Gallery

Mineral Water Spas

You can sample the local mineral water (small/large cups R2/5) here. It tastes rather sulphurous, but the best reasons for dropping in are the wonderful mid-20th-century mosaics on the walls.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Mineral Water Spas attractions

2. University

0.07 MILES

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

3. Diana's Grotto

0.11 MILES

This is a favourite viewing and strolling spot for locals.

4. Bronze Eagle

0.11 MILES

A network of paths in Park Tsvetnik leads to this much-photographed bronze eagle sculpture at the top of a hill.

5. Spa Research Institute

0.14 MILES

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…

6. Park Tsvetnik

0.16 MILES

This lovely wooded park with many architectural and monumental features forms a 1km-long arc around the eastern end of pr Kirova on the lower slopes of Mt…

7. Lermontov Museum

0.23 MILES

Many Pyatigorsk attractions revolve around larger-than-life writer, poet, painter, cavalry soldier, society beau and duellist Mikhail Lermontov. Chief…

8. Insect Museum

0.33 MILES

This small museum houses a small collection of critters (spiders, snakes, frogs) as well as a lovely butterfly collection from around the globe.