Proval Lake, Pyatigorsk
(4.2/5 based on 420+ 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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  • You can admire the famous place for taking pictures, see where the Pussycat Vorob'janenov wandering, where tipster collected denjushku ...
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  • Very entertaining atmospheric place. Blue water, birds, deep echoes in a cave, you'll enjoy this cave and even the smell does not prevent to enjoy the views.
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  • The place is famous, not to visit him while in Pyatigorsk-big omission. But the overwhelming impression on me is not produced. The good news is that over time put in order and improve, so it was nice to walk. Once, lights-all modern and was on the conscience. At the output of souvenirs is a real tourist attraction.
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