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Zheleznovodsk travel guide photo

Zheleznovodsk is the smallest resort town in the Mineralnye Vody region, but this doesn’t diminish its importance. It has a very big Resort park, and balneological treatment facilities.

It is very calm and quiet there due to the small size of the town. However, the resort park is one of the biggest, comparing to those of the other towns, and nearly all attractions of Zheleznovodsk are located within a walking distance of the resort park.

Terrainkurs (dedicated paths for walking training) of the resort park begin at the pump-room of the Slavyanovskiy spring and running around the Zheleznaya (Iron) mountain. The length of a path is about 2,5 km, but you can ascend to the top of the mountain and have a walk to the Razvalka mountain (about 8 km).

The main attractions of Zheleznovodsk are in the lower resort park: Pushkin gallery, the palace of the Emir of Bukhara, Smirnov spring and Lermontov public garden.

Traditionally, Pushkin gallery is considered the center of cultural life of the town, as since the time of its opening in 1901 it was just there that all concerts, expositions and the other cultural events, which are so needed by tourists, have been held.

Almost all springs of mineral water – Smirnov spring and Slavyanovskiy spring being the most important of them – are on the eastern slope of the Zheleznaya mountain, within a walking distance of the Pushkin gallery.

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Pushkin Gallery was built in Zheleznovodsk Kurortny Park in 1901
Smirnov spring - pump-rooms and a gallery over 3 springs - in Zheleznovodsk
Tower above the palace of the Emir of Bukhara in Zheleznovodsk 
The palace of the Emir of Bukhara was built in Zheleznovodsk in 1911
The rocks from Mount Zheleznaya near Smirnov spring in Zheleznovodsk
Zheleznovodsk balneary center built in 1989
Distance marks with the titles of Lermontov`s poems on the terrainkurs of the park
Terrainkurs in the Kurortny Park of Zheleznovodsk
Pump-room of Vladimir spring in the Kurortny Park of Zheleznovodsk
The sun-dial Zodiacal Signs or the egg of wishes, which was once turnable, in Kurortny Park
Pump-room of Slavyanovskiy spring in the Kurortny Park of Zheleznovodsk
Pushkin monument in the Kurortny Park of Zheleznovodsk
The main entrance to the Kurortny Park of Zheleznovodsk
Terrainkurs in the Kurortny Park of Zheleznovodsk
The gallery over Smirnov spring in Zheleznovodsk was built in 1930
Pushkin Gallery among the alleys of Zheleznovodsk Kurortny Park
Pushkin monument in the Pushkin Gallery of Zheleznovodsk
Lermontov monument on the place where he spent the last day of his life
Lermontov pump-room at spring #1 was built in Zheleznovodsk in 1916
The old pump-room of Nelyubinskiy spring in the Kurortny Park of Zheleznovodsk
«The Eagle Tormenting the Snake» at the bottom of the Cascading Staircase in the Kurortny Park of Zheleznovodsk
The Cascading Staircase was built in in the Kurortny Park of Zheleznovodsk in 1931
Fountain «Danila-Master» on the Cascading Staircase in the Kurortny Park of Zheleznovodsk
The Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Lermontov Public Garden of Zheleznovodsk
Old houses of the 19 century near Lermontov Public Garden of Zheleznovodsk
«The Eagle Tormenting the Snake» over the rocks from Mount Zheleznaya near Smirnov spring of Zheleznovodsk
The modern buildings of Telman sanatorium are near the palace of the Emir of Bukhara
The ceremonial entrance to the palace of the Emir of Bukhara in Zheleznovodsk