Maykop owes his appearance to General A. Velyaminov, by whose order in the autumn of 1825 a fortified strong point was erected on the banks of the Belaya River. Soon, a settlement was formed near a small fortress, which received in 1870 the status of a city that retained provincial status until 1922. Then, by decision of the authorities, the Cherkess Autonomous Region appeared in the Krasnodar Territory, and Maikop became its center. Before the start of the Second World War, the development of oil fields in the vicinity of the polis began, which contributed to its growth. In 1991, the city became the capital of the Adygea Autonomous Okrug. Maykop today is, first of all, the main cultural center of Adygea. The city has preserved many historical and architectural monuments of great interest to tourists. In addition, from the capital of the Adygea Autonomous Okrug it is easy to get to the colorful natural sights of the Caucasus.
- Schedule: daily, from 9:00 to 22:00.
- Phone: +7 872 252-11-54.
- Website: http://www.parkmp.ru
- Address: st. Pushkin. Bus stop "City Park".
Central Park, founded in 1866, is rightfully considered to be the most beautiful place of Maykop. Picturesque recreation gained its present look after reconstruction, carried out in 2009. Then there appeared new avenues of paving stones, flowerbed, planted with bright colors, comfortable benches for relaxation, elegant the fountain "Clock" was complemented by a color music installation. The park is a favorite vacation spot for citizens. Especially popular in the summer heat is the large outdoor pool. The abundance of attractions and sports grounds enthralls the kids.
- Schedule: daily, from 8:00 to 24:00.
- Phone: +7 872 257-05-48.
- Address: st. Sovetskaya, 200. Stop of transport "Friendship Square".
Since its opening in 2000, the colorful temple has been one of the hallmarks of modern Maykop. It became a magnificent gift to the city from the Arabian crown prince Khalid bin Sakr al-Kassimi, who financed the construction. An elegant building with a massive blue dome, has the shape of a cube, in the corners of which rise elegant pointed minarets. The exterior of the mosque is colorful and eclectic. It combines the motives of traditional Islamic architecture and solutions that are characteristic of the hi-tech style. The walls of the prayer hall of the temple are painted with quotes from the Koran, and its floor is covered with a luxurious carpet.
Monument “Unity and Consent”
- Address: st. Victory, 36. Stop transport "Philharmonic".
The grand opening of the unique monument, which is one of Maykop's iconic sights, took place in the summer of 2013. The original 20-meter building has the shape of a traditional Adyghe hearth. Its facade, with an area of more than 100 m², is decorated with colorful high reliefs based on the national epic, images of mythological and religious scenes, portraits of famous cultural figures, famous historical figures. Against the background of the monument, it is easy to take magnificent photos for memory.
Monumental composition "Friendship"
- Address: Friendship Square. Bus stop "Friendship Square".
The discovery of the monumental composition in honor of the 400th anniversary of the entry of Adygea into the Russian Empire took place in 1968. Its dominant feature is the 25-meter component white-stone stele, in the upper part of which the date 1557-1957 is carved. At the base of the pillar there are bronze sculptures of the Russian warrior and the Adyghe hero, placed on a granite pedestal. The composition symbolizes the inviolability of the friendship of the two peoples, which survived a long joint history, many joyful and tragic events.
Memorial to the heroes of the Great Patriotic and Civil War
- Address: st. Industrial. Stop transport "Twine and rope factory."
During the formation of Soviet power in the Caucasus, many tragic events took place. So, in September 1918, more than 3 thousand citizens were shot by White Guards on Maykop Station Square. In memory of them, after 9 years, a monument was erected here. An obelisk with a gilded five-pointed star, resembling the silhouette of a mosque minaret, rises above the cubic pedestal lined with granite. After the reconstruction, carried out in 1967, a cup of the Eternal Flame and samples of military equipment from the period of World War II were installed in front of the monument. Since then, the memorial has become the venue for major events dedicated to the Great Victory.
Memorial to the soldiers of the 131st Maykop brigade
- Address: Sunrise microdistrict. Stop of transport "Mineral spring".
During the storming of the city of Grozny in the winter of 1995, undertaken as part of the counter-terrorist operation in the Chechen Republic, motorized riflemen of the 131st Maykop brigade showed particular courage. The fights were particularly persistent and bloodshed, so many of the heroes died. In their honor, a monument was erected in the city. The dominant feature of the memorial ensemble is a twin stone stele, the pillars of which are connected in the upper part of the bronze plate with the coat of arms of the Russian Federation. On high pedestals next to the monument are two infantry fighting vehicles that participated in those battles. Their sides are literally riddled with bullets and fragments of shells.
- Address: st. Lenin, 1. Stop transport "Military enlistment office."
The building of the malt shop of the brewery, erected in 1910, can rightfully be called the most colorful in Maykop. It resembles the exterior not production workshops, but a knight's castle. This similarity is achieved not only due to the appearance of the pipes, very similar to the fortress towers. The facade of the building attracts the eye with large arched windows, decorative elements characteristic of architectural Gothic style, and the elegance of brickwork. Completely modern attics and a belt of arkatura are perfectly combined with all this.
- Address: corner of Kurgannaya and Podgornaya streets. Bus stop "Veteranov Street".
Confirmation that the fertile lands of Adygea have been inhabited by people since ancient times was the discovery made by scientists in 1897. Then an archaeological expedition managed to find the burial of the leader of the sun worshipers tribe, dating to the end of the third millennium BC. e. Many authentic gold jewelry were found in the tomb of the tsar, adding to the exposition of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. Almost 80 years after the excavation began, a stele of white stone was erected on the site of the mound, on which a commemorative inscription was carved, as well as images of artifacts extracted from the burial.
Monument to Nicholas the Wonderworker
- Address: Sunrise microdistrict. Stop of transport "Mineral spring".
A monument to St. Nicholas appeared in the city in the winter of 2006. The magnificent statue completed the ensemble of the memorial to the fighters of the Maykop motorized rifle brigade. Bronze sculpture weighing about 6 tons. placed on a pedestal lined with granite. Nikolai the Miracle Worker, dressed in the attire of the church hierarch, raised his hands to heaven, as if inviting the dead heroes to rise from the ashes. The 10 m high monument looks solemn and majestic. By the way, the exact same monument was installed in Anadyr.
- Address: st. Krasnooktyabrskaya, 14. Stop of the "Emergency station" transport.
The magnificent mansion, owned by the once prosperous merchant and the long-standing Mayor Dmitry Zinkovetsky, is a genuine architectural gem of Maykop. In the exterior of a two-story building of complex configuration, erected in 1907, features of the Art Nouveau style are easily guessed. Its cornices are decorated with elegant attics, arched windows of the central portal, slightly extended beyond the main volume, are recessed into niches. The facade is decorated with half columns with luxurious friezes.
National Museum of the Republic of Adygea
- Schedule: daily, except Sunday, from 9:00 to 18:00, on Thursdays from 9:00 to 21:00.
- Ticket price: adult 50 p., Student 30 p., Children's 20 p.
- Phone: +7 872 256-05-87.
- Website: http://www.adyg-museum.ru
- Address: st. Sovetskaya, 229. Stop of transport "Philharmonic".
In the funds of the institution, which occupies a magnificent building with remote portals decorated with colorful ornaments, there are more than 270 thousand storage units. The museum’s expositions tell about the history of the peoples of the Caucasus from ancient times, the ethnography of the region, the authentic culture of Natukhais, Shapsugs, Ubykhs. Among the exhibits, tourists will see artifacts found during excavations of the Ulyap and Maykop barrows, the treasures "Treasures", including gold and silver jewelry, ceramics, tools and household items of the Bronze Age. The children are delighted with the exhibition of reconstructions of prehistoric dinosaurs.
- Schedule: daily, except Sunday, from 10:00 to 18:00.
- Ticket price: adult 50 p., Student 30 p., For students 20 p.
- Phone: +7 872 252 63-97.
- Website: http://www.galereya-ra.ru
- Address: st. Krasnooktyabrskaya, 27. Stop of transport "Hotel Adygea".
The expositions of the institution, founded in 1980, are of particular interest to lovers of fine art. The gallery has a wonderful collection of art paintings from the era of socialist realism. The exhibition halls demonstrate the works of P. Amasyan, I. Sokolov, D. Melnikov. The pride of the gallery is a collection of works by Adyghe graphic artists M. Tuguz, Yu. Kirichenko, A. Besirov, a series of illustrations for the national epic created by the Honored Artist of Russia F. Petuvash.
Republican Chamber Musical Theater
- Schedule: submissions are given from Wednesday to Sunday inclusive. The performances start at 18:30.
- Ticket price: from 200 r. up to 600 p.
- Phone: +7 872 252-41-83.
- Website: http://www.kmtra.ru
- Address: st. Krasnooktyabrskaya 61. Station Concert Hall bus stop.
Despite the fact that the theater, founded in 1993, cannot boast a long history, it is already impossible to imagine the cultural life of the capital of the sunny republic without it. Bright productions based on the plays by I. Kalman, J. Offenbach, I. Strauss, Adyghe authors performed by young talented artists are always popular. In addition to sparkling vaudeville and operettas, the theater’s repertoire includes musical performances for children, as well as musicals.
Holy Trinity Cathedral
- Schedule: daily, from 8:00 to 18:00.
- Phone: +7 872 253-89-65.
- Website: http://www.sobor-maykop.ru
- Address: st. MOPRA, 94A. Stop transport "Church".
The cathedral, built about 6 years and consecrated in the name of the Holy Trinity in the spring of 1889, is the main temple of the Adyghe diocese. During its existence, it was closed only once in 1937. However, after six years, divine services in the walls of the cathedral resumed. The five-domed church is interesting in that it combines the old Russian and authentic North Caucasian style of religious architecture in its exterior. In addition to the main building, the tent complex includes a tent bell tower and a refectory building.
- Schedule: daily, from 8:00 to 18:00.
- Phone: +7 872 254-81-29.
- Address: st. Hospital, 327. Stop of transport "Shovgenova Street".
The small church, which was built of brick in 1910, is often called the Cossack. During its existence, she saw a lot, including the era of oblivion, during the time of the persecution of religion. Upon the return of the diocese building in 1990, a major overhaul was carried out, after which the temple began to look wonderful. The roofs of the main volume, the apse, the surface of the domes and the tent of the bell tower are painted blue, which gives the brick building a visual lightness. In the exterior of the temple, graceful frames of window openings with semicircular endings attract attention.
- Address: Kamennomostsky village.
Having made a forty-minute trip by minibus from the center of Maykop towards the village of Dakhovskaya, you can find yourself in an amazing place where history is intertwined with modernity. A colorful fortress imitating a medieval citadel was erected here. Every weekend in summer, the castle hosts theatrical performances of the “Apple of the Narts” based on the national epic. Visitors will be able to observe knightly battles, try on armor and armor, shoot from a crossbow in a shooting gallery, purchase wonderful souvenirs, and visit the exposition of a small historical museum. The child will receive a lot of unforgettable impressions.
- The cost of the excursion: for adults 300 rubles, for students 150 rubles, children under 7 years old are skipped for free.
- Address: Kamennomostsky village. Hajoch transport stop.
Just an hour away by shuttle from Maykop there is a unique natural recreation, which the child should definitely show. The narrow canyon on the Lago-Naki plateau, along the bottom of which the Belaya River carries its waters, is incredibly picturesque. The winding gorge, framed by bizarre limestone cliffs overgrown with forest, sometimes narrows to 2 m, where the river is up to 40 m deep. A hiking trail with railings and stairs extends along a 400-meter canyon. The best views of it open from the pedestrian bridge connecting the edges of the gorge. There is a small zoo, whose pets are raccoons, foxes, Caucasian bears, ostriches.
Pineapple Entertainment Center
- Schedule: daily, from 11:00 to 22:00.
- Ticket price: visit to the playing area from 150 r. up to 300 p.
- Phone: +7 918 188-55-00.
- Website: http://www.stolica01.ru
- Address: st. Krasnooktyabrskaya, 36. Stop of transport "Eldorado Shop".
A visit to the SEC Capital will bring pleasure to all family members. Parents will be able to do shopping here, and the kids can frolic from the heart. Kids love to play in the pool, filled with colorful balls, ride a slide. Older children are happy to explore the four-tier maze, overcome the obstacle course. Experienced animators work at the center, offering young visitors to take part in fun competitions and quizzes. Those interested can use a variety of slot machines.
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Having been in Maykop, you can get in touch with the unique nature of the North Caucasus and have a great rest. The capital of Adygea cordially welcomes guests, sharing with them a rich cultural and historical heritage.
1. City park of culture and rest
Broken in 1966 in the center of Maykop. Over the years, the structures have deteriorated, and the plants have become almost "wild." At the beginning of XXI, a full-scale reconstruction took place to give the park its present look. Among other things, a light and music fountain called the Clock was installed. In the summer season, attractions are open. Then they recruit a large outdoor pool. Nearby you can eat in one of the cafes.
2. City pool
One of the largest outdoor pools in Europe. Around there are many opportunities for summer leisure. There are diving boards, as a depth of 3 meters allows this. A rescue tower is operating, a police squad is on duty. Changing cabins, toilets, renting sunbeds - all available. Near the area with street fitness equipment and a sandy volleyball court.
3. Lenin Square
Designed in 1969. Then the construction took place. In 1973, a monument to Lenin by M. Manizer was erected. Since the monument stands on a high pedestal, it is clearly visible from anywhere in the square. Already today, a light and music fountain has appeared here, which somewhat modernized the appearance of the district. Large square events are still held on the square.
5. Monument “Unity and Consent”
The opening took place in the city center in 2013. The monument is the 20th similarity of the Adyghe traditional hearth. He is a symbol of comfort, home and family. The author of the project is A. Bersirov, Honored Artist of the Republic. The monument is decorated with all kinds of ornaments, images of heroes of legends and legends, as well as scenes of rites. Nearby are the Cathedral Mosque and the National Museum.
6. Monument “Forever with Russia”
In 1968, the 400th anniversary of the accession of Adygea to Russia was celebrated. In honor of this event, a monument was erected on Friendship Square. It is part of a large memorial complex. The authors were representatives of the Manizer dynasty - famous sculptors and artists. The sculptural group consists of two warriors who identify Adygea and Russia. They are on a granite pedestal and have a height of 4 meters.
7. National Museum of the Republic of Adygea
It was founded in 1925 and for a long time did not have a permanent address. Some time the ethnographic collection was even located in Krasnodar. In 1936, after receiving the status of a local history congregation, the assembly moved to Maykop. It has been occupying the current building since 1950, and in 1993 the museum became National. Gradually opened new halls: with anthropological finds, dedicated to the Adyghe diaspora, an exhibition of folk costumes and tools.
8. Museum of Oriental Art
The North Caucasian branch of this museum was opened in the city in 1985. It is one of a kind. It was created to collect materials about the culture of the North Caucasus and preserve the traditions of folk art. The funds are divided into the following collections: “Fabrics. Woven Products ”,“ Precious Metals and Precious Stones ”,“ Ceramics, Wood and Metal ”,“ Painting, Graphics and Sculpture ”,“ Archaeologists ”.
10. Chamber Musical Theater of RA
Exists since 1993. 11 years later, it was named after its founder Adam Hanahu. At various times, conductors and directors from other cities collaborated with the theater. This helped to maximize the repertoire and attract a different audience. Among the productions there are musical performances, variations of ballet and opera, as well as more experimental projects. Classics are side by side with innovations.
11. Drama Theater named after Pushkin
Officially opened in 1936 with the staging of "Death of the squadron." The director M. Akhedzhakov, who led all aspects of the institution’s activities, made a great contribution to the development of the theater. For many years, the Russian and Adyghe troupes coexisted on the same stage. In the early years of the 21st century, separation occurred. So the Russian Drama Theater was able to find its own style and focus on classical works.
12. State Philharmonic of RA
In 1962, a branch of the Krasnodar Philharmonic opened in the city. This was the starting point for the development of the local concert bureau and the implementation of many musical projects. It has existed in its current form and status since 2001. On the basis of the Philharmonic works a recording studio. There is also a puppet theater, an ensemble of Russian folk instruments and a chamber music salon.
14. Mikhailo-Athos Zakuban Deserts
The monastery is located southeast of the city. It was founded in 1877 and until the revolution was a popular pilgrimage site. After the closure of the building, they were taken to a colony, and later to a tourist base. He began to gradually revive in the status of a monastery since 2001. The holy spring has been restored, where you can freely draw water. The monastery earns not only on excursions, but also on the sale of tea, bread and wine.
15. Monument to Maikop Kurgan
In 1897, archaeologists unearthed an 11-meter burial mound in the east of the city. His research allowed to replenish museum collections with gold jewelry, utensils, tools made of copper and stone. Later, the mound was completely destroyed. In its place in 1972, a small white stele was installed depicting an ancient man and 7 medallions. Each of them tells about the most interesting finds in the mound.
17. Railway station
The building appeared on a spacious square in 1910. A portico with several columns is built at the main entrance, the facade is distinguished by a large number of arches. The Moorish style is easily guessed in such an unusual performance. Although the station is used for its intended purpose, it has become one of the attractions of the city. It is from here that many tourists begin their acquaintance with Maykop.
18. Maykop hydroelectric station
Operation began in 1950. It was built on the Belaya River and is part of the eponymous cascade of hydroelectric power stations. In the past, it played an important role in creating the region's industry. The height of the bulk dam is 16 meters. Periodically, some parts of the equipment were replaced, but the hydraulic units are old. The environmental situation around is normal. However, in order to prevent accidents and erosion, planned activities are carried out.
20. Rufabgo Waterfalls
A frequently visited attraction outside the city. You can reach the waterfalls via a special tourist route, but you will have to pay for the passage over the bridge. There is also a free option - along a rather steep and long slope. In total, 16 waterfalls formed in the upper reaches of the Belaya River. One of the largest is called "Grand". Its height is about 15 meters.
Interesting places Maykop
The site contains Maykop sights - photos, descriptions and travel tips. The list is based on popular guides and is presented by type, name and rating. Here you will find answers to questions: what to see in Maykop, where to go and where are the popular and interesting places of Maykop.
Guam Gorge - a wonderful natural monument. The broken line of the narrow gorge stretches for three kilometers between the villages of Mezmay and Guamka. The walls of the gorge rise to a height of four hundred meters, along the bottom of this magnificent canyon runs the raging Kurdzhips River.
Over its history, the gorge more than once witnessed fierce battles. According to one version, the name Guam itself comes from the name of a young Adyghe commander who defeated the Turkish army here in 1717. Having lured the enemy into the gorge, the Adyghe people caused a collapse that blocked the exit, and then they shot down the Turks from the high walls of the gorge with arrows and stones.
A narrow gauge railway was laid in the gorge. Now tourists are carrying it. A train of three wagons leaves from the Mezmay village to the Cosmonaut's House - a small cafe in the middle of the gorge. The rails are laid on a narrow platform, knocked out in a rock - on one side the walls of the gorge rise, on the other below, under the cliff, Kurdzhips makes noise. The second half of the gorge can be visited on foot.
Bizarre forms of gigantic rocks, waterfalls falling from a great height, an extraordinary variety of vegetation that adorned the stone walls of the gorge - all this is worth seeing with your own eyes.
A place of power, Russian Shambhala is a wild, but quite a paradise for nature lovers. The geoanomalous zone of the Lagonaki Highlands, in which Mezmay is located, makes this place unusual. Here is not just a special energy, here is a different flow of time, slowed down and relaxed. In the vicinity of the village, which in itself is unbanal, there are many natural attractions.
The picturesque mountain landscape, gorges, waterfalls, grottoes, clear resinous air, a bewitching view of the Caucasus Range - here you can walk along hiking trails, or you can just contemplate. The village has a camp site, and tourism infrastructure is constantly evolving.
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Tourists who came to Rufabgo Creek, in addition to the famous waterfalls, can look at the unusual rock Parus. You can see the rock by walking along the trail behind the Shnurok waterfall, not reaching two hundred meters to the Bowl of Love waterfall. Here, at the confluence of the Rufabgo and Bachurin streams, a majestic one-hundred-meter-high rock with a flat, forested peak rises.
At its foot a lot of rocky cliffs of the most bizarre shapes and various sizes are piled up. One of these breaks is called the Sail. This huge flat triangular stone with its upper end rests on the wall of the gorge, forming a kind of arch through which the path passes. Rock Sail, densely entwined with ivy, is very picturesque.
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Caucasian Biosphere Reserve
The Caucasian Biosphere Reserve is one of the first Russian reserves. Initially, the land on which it is located was used as hunting grounds of the Grand Dukes, but already at that time there was talk of the need to preserve the bison population and create a reserve. It was possible to carry out these plans only under the Soviet regime - the reserve was founded in 1924 in the mountains of the western Caucasus.
The Caucasus Nature Reserve is the largest in Europe; on its area of two hundred eighty thousand hectares, unique ecosystems of mountains and foothills are preserved. More than half of the reserve is covered with pristine forest; alpine meadows and glacial landscapes are represented in it. More than three thousand plant species grow in the reserve, including relict trees such as yew and boxwood. Particular pride of the reserve are fir forests. The animal world is also extremely diverse. Here the populations of the Kuban tour and the Caucasian red deer, bears, lynxes and, of course, bison are preserved.
For tourists, guided tours of the reserve are organized. You can visit the aviary complex for wild animals, take a walk along the relic Khostinsky tisosamshitovoy grove, see the picturesque mountain gorge Devil's Gate.
Big Azish cave
Conveniently located for visitors to the cave of the Lagonaki Highlands (about 1600m above sea level) from the end of the 20th century, exists as an official sightseeing object. This means that in it you can safely walk along special paths and freely admire the bizarre and fascinating piles of underground formations in the light of spotlights. It is one of the five most beautiful caves in Russia, has several tiers and many different stalactites and stalagmites. A series of halls of the underworld consistently reveals a variety of stone forms and makes you respect the inner life of the earth, which is so breathtakingly beautiful.
As often happens in such cases, some particularly expressive natural forms are considered happy and bring good luck if you touch them. Healing water is considered and from the underground river. They also note the special energy of this space, which has the most beneficial effect on a person.
On a clear day, from the capital of Adygea, the city of Maykop, you can see far in the south a mighty mountain peak covered with eternal ice. This is Oshten Mountain - one of the peaks of the Fisht-Oshten Range. The height of this mountain is two thousand eight hundred meters. Separated from Mount Fisht by a deep gorge, Mount Oshten attracts Russian and foreign tourists who want to feel the harsh but magnificent beauty of its mountain scenery.
The name of the mountain in Adyghe means "eternal snow." Indeed, the mountain is notable for its glaciers, which are located below and to the west of all other glaciers of the Caucasus. They also called it “the mountain where the ax is dropped” because of the inaccessibility of its peaks. From the north and south the mountain is surrounded by hiking trails. There is something to see here - the north side of the mountain rises with huge stone crests. And on the southern slopes of Oshten, in addition to mountain beauties, you can meet the Caucasian chamois. These graceful animals move in small herds from cliff to cliff.
Meshoko Gorge, which stretches along the stream of the same name, is located south of the village of Kamennomostsky in Adygea. Like many other channels of small rivers flowing into the White, the gorge deserves the attention of tourists with picturesque waterfalls and many grottoes in its rocky walls.
First, the trail will lead you to a huge grotto in which primitive people once lived. The Meshoko Valley is replete with archaeological finds of the time. Then, passing a small spring with clean water, you will be taken to a viewing platform with a beautiful view of the entire gorge.
From here you go down to the canyon itself, to the first of a series of waterfalls. This waterfall is the highest and most powerful in the gorge. Behind it you will see a cascade of small, but no less beautiful waterfalls. The Gorka waterfall deserves mention - in the bowl at its foot local children like to swim.
Along the entire canyon you can see many easily accessible small caves and grottoes. They say that in some of them you can find traces of the primitive man.
A walk along the gorge takes no more than four hours and does not require special physical training.
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National Museum of Adygea
This is one of the oldest historical and ethnographic museum in the Caucasus and throughout the Adygea Republic. It was founded in 1926 in Krasnodar, and moved to Maykop after 10 years. The museum contains unique exhibits telling about the history, flora and fauna of Adygea and Maykop. Rich ethnographic material is represented by stuffed birds, shells, corals, stars, clothes, shoes, utensils, tools, including primitive people of the Bronze Age.
You can learn about the traditions of the indigenous peoples of the Circassians during visits to specialized exhibitions. Museum collections are constantly replenished with new items, for example, musical instruments, coins, porcelain, coins, archaeological exhibits.
This is a memorial complex, opened in late December 1968, as a memory of the 400th anniversary of the union of Adygea and Russia. Before the revolution, the square was called Drovyanaya, and was one of the centers of the White Guard uprising in 1918. After the Red Army defeated the rebels, Soviet power was established in the city, and the name of the square lasted several decades.
The memorial to the soldiers of the 131st motorized rifle brigade
A soldier of the indicated military unit was shot in the city of Grozny in 1995. In order to perpetuate their memory and military merits, the Maykop authorities decided to build a memorial complex south of the city. It includes a monument, the church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker, Alley to the dead in Afghanistan.
Memorial in memory of the heroes of the Civil War and WWII
The first part of the memorial complex was erected in Maykop in 1927 to honor the memory of victims who fell at the hands of the White Guards. Forty years later, an eternal flame appeared in the memorial in memory of those who died during the Great Patriotic War.
Next to the monument and the fire is the military equipment of the Second World War.
Maykop bazaars are distinguished by a bright oriental flavor, so their visit will bring a lot of pleasure to the guests of the city. There are four large markets in Maykop - Western, Eastern, Central, in the Central Concert Hall, as well as several smaller and local ones. Here you can buy fruits and vegetables, in particular, melons, as well as oriental sweets, beautiful decorations, traditional homespun carpets, hand-painted clay dishes.
Villages and villages
Maykop is located in a picturesque valley surrounded by mountains, greenery and rivers. Therefore, tourists who come here are required to travel around the neighborhood. Villages, villages, villages are buried in verdure, organically looking against the background of the nature of the Caucasus.
Among the villages that you need to visit, it is worth noting Guzerville, Yarovaya Polyana, Pobeda, as well as the village of Dakhovskaya. Their visit will allow you to get acquainted with the traditional crafts, culture and customs of the inhabitants of Maykop.
Going into the mountains, you should definitely go into this mountainous area, located between the Stone Sea ridge and Mount Abadzesh. The plateau is covered with magnificent alpine meadows, plants, most of which are medicinal. From the Lagonaki plateau, snow-capped mountain peaks are visible.
Nearby are the most beautiful natural sites - the Big Azish cave, the valley and the cave Zhelob, Mount Abadzesh, many underground grottoes and stone labyrinths.
St. Michael's Monastery
At the very foot of Mount Fiziabgo is a beautiful monastery of St. Michael, which is an adornment of the local mountains. Locals believe this is a blessed place. The uniqueness of the monastery is that it has an underground chapel, a lot of cells, where monks and pilgrims pray. On the territory of the monastery is a source, the water from which is considered healing. There is a belief that if you drink water, then the whole body will be filled with new energy.
From ancient times, other names of the mountain have been preserved, which the locals call Belaya or Sedovlasa. Most likely, this is due to the fact that the Fisht peak is constantly covered with snow. The height of the mountain is 2,587 meters. This is a center of climbing, mountaineering, lovers of extreme relaxation. There are underground grottoes and caves in the mountain, where cavers and scientists like to go down to explore the underworld.
This is a territory of unique ecosystems, glacial landscapes, impenetrable forests. In order to preserve the ancient flora and fauna that formed several thousand years ago, the Caucasian Biosphere Reserve was created. Its area is equal to 280 thousand hectares. Excursions to these places are held the most diverse - thematic, one-day and multi-day, overview. Helicopter rides are popular, which allows you to view all the beauty of the reserve from a bird's eye view.
Children's amusement park "Pineapple"
Pineapple Children's Amusement Park is located in the Capital Shopping and Entertainment Center. It includes a game labyrinth (4 tiers), a trampoline arena, a pool with balloons, a Vulcan game hill, slot machines, an area for the smallest. Animators and life-size puppets are involved with children.
Various events are regularly held here:
• culinary master classes,
• animated holidays,
• creative workshops.
The ammonite valley is a site with shells of cephalopods, extinct millions of years ago.
On some fossils, the relief of spiral shells is noticeable. The diameter of the shells is from 10 to 20 mm. The greatest number of ammonites can be found along the Belaya River (between the village of Tula and Hadzhokh gorge). Inspection of the valley is recommended to start with a bridge over the Belaya River.
The most valuable finds of the Ammonite Valley are in the Rock Garden (Valley Museum). All roads from Maykop to Kamennomostsky pass through this museum. Notice it is easy - the building is painted pink.
Rufabgo Creek Waterfalls
In total, there are more than 10 waterfalls on the Rufabgo Creek, however, only 6 of them can be visited. You can get to the waterfalls for free by moving along the river. However, having bought a ticket, you can see the “3 brothers” waterfall, as well as from a different angle evaluate the beauty of the rest. Behind the 3 Brothers Waterfall there is a meadow with gazebos, attractions, cafes, and souvenir shops.