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The Bol'shoy Sochinskiy Del'finariy is a Dolphinarium in Sochi. It opened on September 15, 2012, and has ever since grown in popularity. The aquarium is also home to penguins and has a butterfly garden, but its biggest attraction is the dolphins that draw in locals and tourists from all over.
Built in 1979, the Festivalny Concert Hall is one of the most important concert venues in the city. It hosts a variety of events ranging from operas and ballets to musical performances and cultural festivals. With a capacity to accommodate 2,500 spectators, Festivalny is always buzzing with activity. State-of-the-art lighting and acoustics ensure that all spectators enjoy the spectacular shows sans any hassle.
This museum is housed in a former Communist Party City Committee building. Established in 1971, the institution boasts a collection of around 5,000 objects that illustrate the evolution of art and culture in Russia. Permanent exhibitions are dedicated to Russian and Soviet art of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, Russian crafts, and the 2014 Sochi Olympics (the latter features plans and maquettes). The painting collection includes works by beloved masters such as Ivan Shishkin and Ivan Aivazovsky.
If you are really into Russian literature, the Ostrovsky museum is a must-visit. Part of this museum is dedicated to the life of Nikolai Ostrovky, a famed socialist realist writer who wrote one of the quintessential literary works of the Soviet period, the novel "How the Steel was Tempered." The street the museum is on is named after the novel's protagonist, Pavel Korchagin. Another part of the museum tells the story of Sochi's literary life. In addition to all that, the museum organizes fine art exhibitions. Please visit the museum's website for the opening hours.
If you like beer, check out this brewery and restaurant at the corner of Donskaya and Gagarina streets. It offers a posh ambiance and a menu filled with beer grub such as knedliky (Czech dumplings), as well as seafood dishes. For music lovers, the restaurant regularly organizes live music concerts.
The annual music festival in Sanremo, Italy is very popular in Russia, so it is no wonder that someone would name their restaurant after that town. Especially if it is an Italian restaurant. Sanremo in Sochi is noted not only for its cuisine but also for its seaside location, gorgeous views, and breezy vibe. The restaurant's designers aimed to create a unique "beach feeling," even covering the floor with sand for authenticity. The prices in Sanremo are quite high, but the food makes up for the price and the restaurant also serves as a venue for concerts of popular Russian musicians.