Iceberg Skating Palace is a dazzling sports venue situated in the mesmerizing city of Sochi in Russia. The arena has been designed to host sporting events like figure skating, speed skating and ice skating. The venue was established in 2012 and has been a witness to several 2014 Winter Olympics events. Most of the prominent structural elements of this architectural marvel were constructed with the help of steel.
Housed in a former school building with neoclassical architecture, the Muzei Istorii Goroda-Kurorta Sochi is a culturally important institution with thousands of items on display. Among the exhibits are documents and important artifacts related to the city's history, including photographs and archeological objects. You will learn about the ancient history of the area, the foundation of Sochi in the 19th century, the Civil and Great Patriotic Wars, and Sochi's past as the resort capital of the Soviet Union. The museum organizes excursions for schoolchildren, dedicated to topics such as "Astronauts in Sochi," "The Black Sea and Its Inhabitants," "Nature of the Western Caucasus," and "The Archaeological Sites of the Sochi region."
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.
What happens when the visitor becomes a part of the show? You get a sizzling experience. That’s what you will experience when you are at The Electrical Museum of Nikola Tesla in Sochi. The museum has interactive exhibits and giant coils of Tesla and it is a fun, entertaining and educational experience for young and old to be enjoyed with a group.
Pay a visit to the Sochi Auto Sport Museum, which is a part of the Sochi Autodrom. The museum is renowned for conserving and displaying more than 50 racing cars. Some of the prominent cars in its collection include Jaguar XJ220, Jaguar R5B Formula 1 car, Aston Martin DB9 and many more. Moreover, Sochi Auto Sport Museum also houses the DeLorean, which featured the Back to the Future trilogy as a time machine.
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.
Locals call this park "green Hermitage." It has an astonishing collection of rare plants from all over the world. The park is especially gorgeous during spring, when the sakura is in full bloom. Yuzhniye Kultury is located in the Adler District, where the coastal Olympic facilities are located.
Zeleny Teatr (The Green Theater) is one of the biggest performance venues in town. It is an open-air theater with a capacity of 1,601. The venue frequently holds concerts by popular musicians from Russia and abroad. Its past guests include renowned rock acts Nazareth and Uriah Heep, among others.
Founded in 1898, the Riviera Park counts among Sochi's most beloved tourist attractions. Here, you can feast your eyes on rare and exotic plants, see a rock or pop gig at the Zeleny Theater, or relax at one of the park's many bars and cafes. For children, there is a variety of amusement rides. Located close to the sea, Riviera Park truly has something for everyone.
This bowling club is located on the fifth floor of the Aleksandriya mall. It boasts beautiful views of the city. If you are hungry or want to have a drink, Irbis has a restaurant and bar.