Sochi attractions

Top Choice Public Art in Sochi

Lenin Mosaic

How about this sparkling, red, 8m-high head shot of Ilyich as a backdrop for your holiday photos? This beauty was unveiled in 1980 to mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of the father of the Bolshevik Revolution…
Park in Sochi


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's a relaxing place to wander for a while. For a scenic overv…
Park in Sochi

Park Rivera

Park Rivera is a small but lively greenscape that's criss-crossed with walking paths and dotted with games and kiddie rides. It's a pleasant place for a stroll, especially if you have kids in tow. Some of the palm t…
Museum in Sochi

Museum of Sochi History

Here's a smallish museum that delves into Sochi’s archaeological history, its maritime roots, its role in WWII and other aspects of its social history. What shines is the space display, with the Soyuz 9 capsule that…
Museum in Sochi

Art Museum

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 icons and paintings from the 19th to 21st centuries, as well as…
Monument in Sochi

Memorial to Victims of Political Repression

This modest memorial lists the dozens of Sochi residents who perished in Stalin-era purges.