The Eagle Mounument, Pyatigorsk

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Monument
On a hill above town, The Eagle Mounument stands as a symbol of the resort and glorifies the Caucasus' abundance of mineral water. According to legend, the eagle was bitten by a snake and about to die; it managed to get under a stream of the mountain water, which eliminated the poison from its blood. This statue was erected in 1901 for the resort's 100th anniversary. Since then, the authorities have replaced it several times, as the eagle kept disappearing. Climb along a wooded path to reach the site, which also offers superb views of the areas below. Using our international travel planner, Pyatigorsk attractions like The Eagle Mounument can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was a lovely walk towards the eagle. It is located right in the park. Fresh air and a smell of sulphur makes it memorable :)  more »
  • I didn't check if all of these are the same, it is the symbol of the local region and I did see at least 3. However, you can get close, they don't seem to have been vandalised, and I'm using my photo ...  more »
  • Official symbol of Caucasian Mineral Waters - The eagle monument - was made in 1901. It is situated on one of the top points of Mount Goryachaya and you will see wonderful view. The eagle itself was s...  more »