Tourists vacationing in the Crimea often come to Simferopol precisely by passage. They only remember the station, the monument to Lenin and a couple of local eateries. And this is a big mistake – in this wonderful city, there is something to see.
This is an archaeological reserve where you can see the ruins of an ancient Scythian city. Nobody knows the exact date of its construction, but it reached the peak of its glory in the second century BC. After 500 years, Naples Scythian ceased to exist. According to historians – because of the invasion is ready.
Today you can view the remains of the walls and houses, visit the exhibitions, and also go on excursions with a local guide. The entrance costs 70 rubles. And on the basis of the reserve, there is an archaeological school. Everyone can take part in her work. Suddenly you dreamed of becoming an archaeologist?
Central Museum of Tauris
The main museum of local lore of Simferopol. His collection contains more than one hundred thousand exhibits that tell both about the fate of the city and the history of Crimea. Here you can see interesting archaeological finds, collections of graphics, collections of coins and artifacts found in the mounds.
Simferopol Art Museum
The art museum is located in the building of the former officer meeting, which was built at the beginning of the 20th century. Unfortunately, during the war years, the irretrievable losses of the collection amounted to 96%.
Today the museum fund has more than 10 thousand art exhibits. How did it so quickly bring the museum back to life? The fact is that the help in the formation of the new collection was rendered by famous galleries and museums: the Dresden Art Gallery, the Russian Museum, the Hermitage, the Tretyakov Gallery, and many others.
Kebir Jami Cathedral Mosque
One of the oldest buildings in Simferopol. The exact date of its construction is still debated, but recent discoveries indicate that it was erected in 1502. In the Soviet years, a workshop worked on the territory of the mosque. Only in 1989 was it transferred to the Crimean Tatars, who engaged in its full reconstruction.
Not far from Simferopol there is a stunning cave that has retained its original features. For a long time, it was difficult for tourists to visit, so it is definitely worth the time to visit it. In the cave, you will see underground rooms of incredible beauty, a deep lake and bizarre natural statues – stalagmites.
The easiest way to get into the cave is with an excursion group. You can book a tour at any tourist kiosk in Simferopol.
This park is also called Vorontsovsky. It was founded in 1795 and is the oldest in Simferopol. Here you can not only relax but also admire the amazing architecture of the century before last. The Pallas manor in the style of Russian classicism and the Vorontsov House has been preserved. It was built in the 1820s and became famous for the fact that it was here that the imperial family and poet Konstantin Zhukovsky stopped on the road to Yalta in 1837.
Unfortunately, the Vorontsov House has undergone a number of major reconstructions and redevelopments. So he no longer looks like the place where the Russian emperor once rested.
This impressive park is an ideal place if you want to relax from the bustle of the city. Gagarinsky is located right in the center of the city, here you can stroll along the ponds or relax in the shade of trees. For lovers of outdoor activities available rental bicycles, skates, boats, and catamarans.