Top Choice Mural in Sochi

Lenin Mosaic

Try the 8m-high Lenin Mosaic, opposite Park Rivera, for a backdrop with a difference for your holiday photos. It was unveiled in 1980 to mark the 110th anniversary of the birth of the father of the Bolshevik Revolut…
Art Gallery 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. There are visiting exhibitions and an expansive permanent collection.
Museum in Sochi

Town History Museum

The Town History Museum delves into Sochi’s maritime roots, with the usual sprint through history from Stone Age relics to WWII memorabilia. What shines is the space display, with the Soyuz 9 capsule that returned t…
Park in Sochi


Sochi’s lovely arboretum, with more than 1500 species of trees and shrubs, including numerous species of palm, makes for a relaxing wander. For a scenic overview, take the cable car to the top and walk back down.
Park in Sochi

Park Rivera

Inside the small but lively Park Rivera are several funfairs (rides R100 to R250) and an oceanarium (R200). Some of the palm trees here were planted by Soviet and Russian cosmonauts.
Cave in Sochi

Vorontsovskaya Cave

A popular and worthwhile excursion from Sochi is to Vorontsovskaya Cave, inland from Matsesta. It has about 500m of illuminated passages with stalactites and the like. It gets cold inside, so dress accordingly. The …
Monument in Sochi

Memorial to Victims of Political Repression

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