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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."
This beautiful garden is located close to the Central Stadium and the Arboretum. Its centerpiece, the Friendship Tree, is a unique experiment started by horticulturalist Fyodor Zorin in 1934. It is a wild lemon tree, onto which branches of other citrus trees, including orange, grapefruit, and tangerine trees, have been grafted. The tree has branches added by people from more than 160 countries, some of them famous politicians, scientists, astronauts, and cultural figures. The landmark celebrates internationalism and peace. The garden has a museum where various gifts to the Friendship Tree are collected.
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.
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.
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.