Proval Lake, Pyatigorsk

(4.2/5 based on 460+ 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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  • View this natural wonder is a must. In addition, describes how to do the classics. A good place for relaxation and walks, nice view, near the source.
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  • Visited the city with a guide. He described this locally, and wives mentioned history of shooting all of your beloved movie. Virtually all of the visitor at the entrance to fotorgafirujutsja with Ostap!
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  • Long tunnel which was dug in the mountain leads us on a small platform on the "Bank" of the Lake. The whole platform is fenced. You can admire the unusual Blue Lake. Do all selfi. Visit completed and more here doing nothing. Turned around and leaving.
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