Architectural Tour of Sochi (Self Guided), Sochi

Sochi is home to a variety of architectural forms, although the prevalent style blends the man-made and the natural, as is fitting for a sea-side resort. On this self-guided tour you will visit the most notable buildings in Sochi.
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Architectural Tour of Sochi Map

Guide Name: Architectural Tour of Sochi
Guide Location: Russia » Sochi (See other walking tours in Sochi)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 Km or 4.8 Miles
Author: Linda
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Train Station

1) Train Station (must see)

The modern railway station was designed by architect Alexei Dushkin and built in 1952. The building has a complex design with a dominant clock tower and three separate atrias adorned with sculptures and fountains. Huge arches and stately columns are everywhere and give the impression of height. The ornamentation on the station depicts Sochi's unique sub-tropical vegetation.
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Central Post Office

2) Central Post Office

The Central Post Office is situated in the old part of the city and has great historical and cultural value. The square in front of the building is one of the most beautiful places in the city. It is graced by a beautiful fountain and encompassed by sycamore trees.
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Sea Port

3) Sea Port (must see)

The Sea Port was built in 1955, and the designers of the project were architects K.S. Halabyan and L.B. Karlik. This impressive structure has two main floors and a two-story gallery. At the center of the building is a tower with a spire made of polished stainless steel. Above the three tiers of the tower there are sculptured figures that represent the four seasons and four cardinal directions. In front of the Sea Port is a fountain with the statue of the goddess of the seas.
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Villa Vera

4) Villa Vera

Villa Vera, which dates back to 1910, is an eclectic, asymmetric structure. The building has a two-story gallery with a grand staircase, columns, terraces and balconies. The exquisite details on the exterior of the building lend it a certain grace.
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Pushkinskaya

5) Pushkinskaya

The first public library in Sochi, Pushkinskaya, is located along the seaside. The library was inaugurated on May 27, 1912, and was named after the famous Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. The building remains as it was originally built and has been designated an architectural monument, protected by law.
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Primorskaya Hotel

6) Primorskaya Hotel

Primorskaya Hotel was built facing the sea in 1936, according to the designs of architect Jan A. Rebayn. Up until the building boom of the 1960s and 1970s, which added many hotels to Sochi's skyline, Primorskaya was considered the best hotel in the city.
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Villa of A. V. Yakubson

7) Villa of A. V. Yakubson

The villa of doctor A. V. Yakubson, which was designed by architect R.I. Budnik, is one of the finest examples of romantic modernism of the early 20th century in Sochi. This style is characterized by a combination of different surfaces. The two-story building is surrounded by open galleries. Today the building houses the administrative offices of Svetlana, a medical facility.
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Villa of V. Barsova

8) Villa of V. Barsova

In 1974 the former summer residences of V.V. Barsova passed into control of the state. In 1988, the villa became the location of the history and culture section of the Sochi History Museum. Here you can view a variety of items on display in a beautiful setting.
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Villa of N. A. Shevelev

9) Villa of N. A. Shevelev

The villa of artist N.A. Shevelev, built in 1903, is one of the few buildings designed in the Mauritanian Style. This style redefines the architectural techniques of Spanish, Portuguese, Moorish and Islamic medieval architecture. The building is decorated with mosaics, stained glass and colored marble.

Walking Tours in Sochi, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Sochi

Create Your Own Walk in Sochi

Creating your own self-guided walk in Sochi is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Kids Entertainment Tour of Sochi

Kids Entertainment Tour of Sochi

While on vacation you want to be sure that your child has something interesting to see and do. Sochi offers many places that will delight your little ones, such as water parks, playgrounds and cafes that serve delicious cookies. Take this tour and discover how you can enjoy Sochi with your children.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Cultural Walking Tour of Sochi

Cultural Walking Tour of Sochi

The city of Sochi offers many rich cultural opportunities, including concerts, plays, exhibitions and much more. This self-guided tour will take you to some of Sochi's most interesting venues and will help you get a deeper sense of the city and its people.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Shopping Tour of Sochi

Shopping Tour of Sochi

Shopping is a fun, yet important activity when you visit a new country, because you not only get to learn about the culture and taste of the locals, you get to find something unique to remind you of your trip. This guide will lead you to the best stores in Sochi.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The city of Sochi is famous for its beaches, mountains and natural beauty, but there are also many amazing monuments, cathedrals and parks that set the city apart and make it a premier travel destination. Take this tour to visit Sochi's most notable landmarks.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Tour of Sochi's Adler District

Tour of Sochi's Adler District

Adler is a beautiful district of Sochi located on a sunny corner of the Black Sea. If you wish to get a nice tan or enjoy swimming in the sea, visit this part of town. Take this tour to discover the exciting attractions in Sochi's vibrant Adler District.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km