The Arboretum (Dendrary) park is one of Sochi's main tourist attractions. It dazzles with its collection of subtropical flora, including various species of pines, oaks, cypresses, and palms. There are special zones on-site dedicated to the flora of the Caucasus, China, Japan, South America, North America, Australia, and Mediterranean countries.
This aquarium is one of the biggest in the country. Here you will find beautiful displays dedicated to freshwater and sea inhabitants. Among the creatures on view are sharks, piranhas, seahorses, koi, and gourami.
Matsesta is a microdistrict in Sochi that is known for its balneotherapy complex. Its other attractions include this aquarium and zoo which can count sharks, seals, penguins, crocodiles, and even a hippo among its inhabitants. Watching the employees feed the animals is said to be quite entertaining-- check the aquarium's website for the feeding schedules.