The city of Sochi is considered to be one of Russia’s warmest cities located in the southern part of the country.The modern Sochi area is one of the main sports and cultural centres of the country, the busiest seaside resort and port, and a foodie paradise. However, if you’ve already seen all the major sites of the city during your World Cup 2018 visit, we highly recommend you to look at the following attractions, famous mostly among the local population.
The Loo Temple
This temple is the ancient remains of an old Byzantine temple close to the Loo village. It went through a serious renovation and reconstruction process 20 years ago, and finally turned into a small historical fortress. According the Russian history, this temple is historical proof of the belief that the Christianity came to the North Caucasus long before before Islam.
The Loo Temple, Sochi, Krasnodarsky Kray, Russia
Akhun Observation Tower
The locally-famous Akhun Observation Tower was constructed back in 1936 by the famous Soviet-era architect Serge Vorobiev. Since then it has become one of the most fascinating spots to visit in the Sochi area. You basically can see this tower wherever you are in Sochi. The observation terrace is open every day and the opening hours might vary depending on season. We highly recommend you to check the weather before you head towards the mountain.
The Winter Theatre of Sochi
The Winter Theatre of Sochi was constructed back in 1937 and became one of the most important concert and event venues in the area. Even nowadays the doors are open weekly for major music and theatre events, brought to the city from all over the world, however it’s mostly famous among locals, and is little-known to foreigners. We highly recommend you to check this place out to view its amazing Stalin-era architecture style of the 20th century.
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