Proval Lake, Pyatigorsk

(4.2/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Admire the iridescent blue water of Proval Lake, one of Pyatigorsk's most-celebrated natural wonders. The lake sits at the bottom of a 40 m (130 ft) deep karst sinkhole, and it's the source of many local legends. Ever since the 19th century, it's been a popular tourist spot. Back then, the visitors who wanted to swim in its therapeutic mineral waters were lowered from the top in wooden baskets. Today, swimming is prohibited for safety reasons, but a tunnel has been dug through the rock, allowing you to get close to the lake and see the icon of Saint Pantaleon the Healer on one of the walls. At the entrance of the tunnel, you can see statues of two lion guardians and another of Oscar Bender, the famed fictional Russian literary and movie conman. Taking pictures with them reportedly brings good luck. With our international travel planner, Pyatigorsk attractions like Proval Lake can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Easy enough to get, if you take the bus No. 1, that every 15-20 minutes from the railway station in Pyatigorsk, and reached up to the end stop. Ticket for 15 rubles and drive through the city, looking out the window at the street of the city-resort, get to failure. Place equipped, overlooking the beautiful lookout. Quite often works radio broadcast information about the Failure. The water level in the Lake may be as minimal and very large. Summer (June 2016) due to heavy rains the water stream flowed through the tunnel and pass directly to the Lake for a while closed. Advised would descend from the failure on foot. Very easy walk. Going downhill, paths are paved, the way you can take a peek at the "national bath", where the hot springs and summers and winters people restores health. You can drink coffee or a snack, in an art gallery look, the theatre of Operetta admire, through the flower garden park pass. You will like it!
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  • All b nothing, beautiful views, the place itself is very unusual, but the lattice itself. This is of course in our ...
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  • Legendary place, compulsory for visiting tourists, who came to mineral waters. A beautiful alley leads you to this unusual place, povidavshemu.
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