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.
Spa Research Institute
Mineral Water Spas
Nearby Mineral Water Spas attractions
Adjacent to the drinking gallery is the university, which has some expressive gargoyles and bas-reliefs on its upper facade.
2. Drinking Gallery
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…
3. Lermontov & Yerrmelov Baths
The baths were built in 1831 and 1810, respectively. The latter is now a treatment centre.
4. Diana's Grotto
This is a favourite viewing and strolling spot for locals.
5. Lermontov Museum
Many Pyatigorsk attractions revolve around larger-than-life writer, poet, painter, cavalry soldier, society beau and duellist Mikhail Lermontov. Chief…
6. Bronze Eagle
A network of paths in Park Tsvetnik leads to this much-photographed bronze eagle sculpture at the top of a hill.
7. Park Tsvetnik
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…
8. Insect Museum
This small museum houses a small collection of critters (spiders, snakes, frogs) as well as a lovely butterfly collection from around the globe.