"Sevastopol'-the city of Russian glory" Top 5 Page for this destination Sevastopol' by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Sevastopol' Travel Guide: 160 reviews and 403 photos

Sevastopol is located on a southwest extremity of a Crimean peninsula, where the hilly coast is cut up by tens bays.

The whole city is one big museum, with over 1,800 monuments and memorials. Among them are Russian, Ukrainian, Armenian, British, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Italian, Jewish, and other historic sites such as the world-famous Chersonesus, "Panorama of the Heroic Defense of Sevastopol during the 1854 - 1855 Crimean War", diorama "Storm of Sapun Mountain on May 7, 1944", "British Crimean Military Memorial," etc.

Few people know that the territory of the city almost equals the territory of New York or Moscow. That's why the future of Sevastopol would be under question in relationship of Russia and Ukrain...

In remote times on the southern tip of the peninsula washed by the warm waters of the Black Sea there were Greek colonies that left on this land magnificent specimens of sublime Hellenic culture.

Numerous monuments of that period which have survived to this day have been gathered at the Chersonesus History and Archaeology Preserve, a museum of specific type, one of the few in the country.

I have been to Sevastopol only twice. First in 1967, second - 40 years later in 2007. It's difficult to imagine a trip to the Crimea withoit visiting Sevastopol'. It's really worth even one day excursion. Better - more!

  • Last visit to Sevastopol': Jan 2007
  • Intro Updated Apr 13, 2007
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  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2011 at 12:00 AM

    The Defence Panorama looks amazing ! It is a masterpiece. Obviously, Sevastopol is turned towards the sea and no wonder that it is deeply rooted in Russian memories.

  • Basaic's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2009 at 12:16 PM

    Looks like a great place to go. Lots of pretty, historic churches. Thanks for the great page.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    I've never been there, but you have given me good info! Thanks, Sergey!

  • Knoto's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2008 at 3:27 AM

    Wow,very interresting area! Good presentation!Greetings from Germany,Peter

  • traveloturc's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2007 at 11:44 PM

    Master Sergey..thanks for your useful information about sebastopol specially we have too many songs about this city ...congratulations

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2007 at 12:27 PM

    Fascinating tips on the history of Sevastopol, especially the one about the armored train "Gheleznjakov".

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2007 at 12:54 PM

    A city full of history! Very interesting!

  • nepalgoods's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2007 at 12:09 AM

    Very interesting to read about Russian history. Thanks!

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2007 at 2:00 PM

    Very prolific , Sergey, as usual! Very interesting page, I knew a little bit about military history there, but I discover a Russian Troy! Thanks Sergey. But the bell is not in Notre Dame.

  • Ekaterinburg's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2007 at 1:37 PM

    I lovve these Crimean pages and this one on Sevastopol was particularly interesting. I've heard about this place all my life but only now really understand why. Intrigued to hear about the Russian Troy also :))

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