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Russia's summer capital

In 2007 when it won the bid to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi was famous as the country’s Summer Capital, attracting over 4 million visitors every season. Today? This beautiful seaside resort is a year-round destination. And there’s plenty to add to your Sochi guide, from tours to see Stalinist period Empire Style buildings and monuments, to visits to the fortress; from strolling in the local parks, to learning more about the area in one of Sochi’s museums; and so on. Being a tourist destination, Sochi loves to party, and you will find plenty of things to entertain you. International-standard cuisine completes the experience.

Medieval military SochiAlexander V. Solomin / CC BY-SA 3.0

Town History Museum

Town History Museum

A bit of Sochi history

A bit of Sochi history Editors' Note

Opened in 1920, Sochi’s Town History Museum is one of the better exhibitions in the city, thanks to its recent renovations. Its extensive collection of artifacts, art, photos and weird objects is pretty impressive too, housed in no less than 14 exhibition halls and numbering some 150,000 items.

We say weird objects, because what other town history museum has as its centerpiece the magnificent Soyuz 9 Capsule which carried cosmonauts Nikoliev and Sevastyanov into orbit for 18 days in June 1970, before splashing down near Sochi? Seeing this iconic piece of history is worth coming for alone.

Town History Museum
ul Vorovskogo 54, Sochi, Sochi
+7 8622 642 326
9am-6pm Tue-Sun