"Sevastopol! Take a step back in time!" Top 5 Page for this destination Sevastopol' by Jasen71
Sevastopol' Travel Guide: 161 reviews and 421 photos
Until 1991, Sevastopol, home of the Black Sea fleet, was a forbidden city closed to all but military personnel, their families and workers in support industries. It was a further five years before foreigners were allowed to wander around its battlements and boulevards, and observe the scars and monuments of a city built by Catherine the Great as a showpiece of Russian imperial glory. A few miles along the coast, Balaklava was also strictly off-limits for reasons that only 007 James Bond knew why!
This is a Russian City! A bold statement I know!! But remember that utter a word of Ukrainian here and it would be meet with an indifference.. The Crimea was ceded to Ukriane in the 1950s for political reasons, and not because of ethnic leanings... All I am saying is bring your russian phrase book...
From the Crimea war in the 1850s to the Second World War of 1940s the city defended itself with great loss of life and they didn't cede an inch of ground without a fight...
- Pros:Great Weather, Great Beaches & Lively Nightlife
- Cons:Poor service
- In a nutshell:It reminds me of the 1980's
The Food, Service and Decor are the best.... Do I need to say anymore? A meal here will set you back around $20 - $40... more travel advice
Dream of the Impotents is what the locals call this massive and imposing Statue/Monument which stands near the entrance... more travel advice
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