Top 15 sights of Feodosia


Last modified 05/17/2018

Holidays in Feodosia will appeal not only to lovers of sandy beaches, but also to connoisseurs of culture. Here you can find a huge number of museums, galleries and temples.

Most of them are located within the city, which means that you can easily reach them on foot or get on public transport. At worst, you can buy a city tour for an electric car. It costs only 500 rubles, you can buy it at the intersection of Galerennaya Street and the city embankment.

Genoese fortress Kafa

One of the most striking examples of the ancient historical era of the slave trade. The tower of Constantine has been preserved from those times, it is it that is depicted on the coat of arms of the city and is its symbol.

Cafe was one of the most durable buildings of that era. Its walls were defended by about 70 hectares of land. However, in the IV century the fortress was destroyed by the Huns. Later, the townspeople gradually dismantled the masonry for building materials, so that only some fragments of the walls have survived to this day.

No inspection fee is required. You can visit the attraction at any time.

How to get there

The fortress is located in the southern part of the city. If you live far, you need to take the bus number 1 and 2a, and get off at the stop "City Hospital", from there you can walk.

Constantine Tower

It was erected in the XIV century in honor of the Roman emperor. She played an important role in protecting the city. 5 gates were located nearby, however, they were not preserved. Two centuries ago, the tower was moved away from the sea in connection with the construction of the port and the railway. In the last century, the upper part of the head with the teeth - merlons was restored.

You can inspect the tower at any time. Interestingly, it has a rectangular base, but only three walls.

How to get there

You will need Yubileiny Park and Galeinaya Street.

Palace Stamboli

This is one of the most famous sights, and on the outside it is made in the Moorish style and is very similar to a mosque, and inside is a museum of underwater archeology.

The building has its own history.

It was built in 1909 and was built over 5 years. The idea of ​​the project came to the mind of the rich merchant Joseph Stamboli. He was conceived as a wedding present for Rachel Kalf.

However, the family lived there for only three years, and then emigrated from Crimea shortly after the revolution.

Further, prisoners were kept in the palace, then there was opened a sanatorium named after Joseph Stalin, in wartime a German hospital opened with a German cemetery in the neighborhood. After the war, a pioneer camp was located here, and after the collapse of the USSR, a local restaurant.

In 2013, the building belongs to the previously mentioned museum.

Tours are conducted from 10:00 to 17:00, the cost is 100 rubles, the day off is Monday.

A ticket to the Museum of Archeology costs 150 and 100 rubles for adults and children.

How to get there

The cottage is located at ul. Aivazovsky, 47a.

Buses No. 2, 2a, 106 and 106a go here. Stop - st. Leaflets.

Armenian fountain

It was built in the XV century. Unfortunately, it does not function, but, nevertheless, it is part of the city’s water supply system. It was built by the Armenians in the style of their architecture.

Located in the old part of the city, so if you walk there, be sure to admire.

It is also visible from the observation deck, which is located on Mount Mithridates. Since there are no signs leading to the fountain, use the map or the navigator to navigate.

National Picture Gallery I.K. Aivazovsky

The gallery is a fairly popular place, and is an exhibition of paintings by Aivazovsky himself and a number of other artists dedicated, in addition to marine themes, biblical and mythological topics.

It consists of two buildings, one of which is located in the artist's house.

Taking pictures is forbidden, but video can be taken.

The gallery can be visited every day except Wednesday from 10:00 to 17:00, on Tuesday from 10:00 to 14:00.

A ticket costs 200 rubles, and another 550 rubles will need to be paid if you shoot.

How to get there

The entrance is on Aivazovsky street, 17, in the city center.

Green Museum

The museum is known throughout Crimea. Located in the house of the writer, where he lived since 1924. Among the works written by him there, one can mention the Golden Chain, Running along the Waves and Road to Nowhere.

Almost 40 years after the death of the writer, they decided to arrange a museum of local lore here. It is made in the form of a ship and reflects the life of the writer, his works and the main characters.

You can visit the museum on any day of the week, except Tuesday, from 09:00 to 17:00.

You can view the exposition and pay 150 rubles, and for the exhibition - 250 rubles.

How to get there

In the city center, on Galerennaya street, 10.

Museum of Local Lore Antiquities

One of the oldest museums in Crimea. It was opened in 1811. He will tell you about the life history of the peninsula since the birth of life on it and ending with the years of joining Russia. Here there is information about nature, about the culture of local peoples, as well as bizarre exhibits of those eras.

The museum periodically holds various exhibitions on the history of the region.

You can visit the museum from 10:00 to 17:00 on all days except Tuesday.

Guided tours for 10 people. Ticket price for an adult is 150 rubles, for a child - 70 rubles.

How to get there

Look for 11 Aivazovsky Avenue.

Museum of Underwater Archeology

It was opened in 2013. It is a set of exhibits raised from the bottom of the Black Sea. Covers the period of time from antiquity to the times of World War II. There you will see parts of ships, old coins, weapons and jewelry, medical devices. There is even a clogged medicine vial dating from 1917. In general, a very interesting place, we recommend a visit!

The museum is open from 10:00 to 18:00. Weekends are Monday and Tuesday.

A ticket costs 150 rubles.

How to get there

st. Aivazovsky, 47a. Buses 2, 2a, 106 and 106a stop here. Stop - st. Leaflets.

Museum of Vera Mukhina

This is a famous sculptor of the Soviet era. The author of the sculpture "Worker and Collective Farm Girl". The museum is located in the house where the Mukhins lived. Unfortunately, at the end of the last century, the house was demolished, only the facade of the house was preserved. Later, an exact copy was recreated, as well as models of her works, tools and furniture, preserved from those times.

The museum is open from 10:00 to 16:30, closed on Monday and Sunday.

How to get there

The museum is located almost in the city itself, on Fedko Street. If you go from the side of Galerennaya street, the road will take only 15-20 minutes.

Museum of Marina and Anastasia Tsvetaeva

If you do not know, the Tsvetaevs lived for some time in Feodosia, starting in 1911. There are exhibits from the Feodosia Museum of Antiquities, the Voloshin House-Museum, from the Tsvetaeva funds and their personal collections.

Perhaps the museum will appeal to lovers of poetry and fans of the works of sister sisters.

You can visit the museum from 10:00 to 18:00 every day of the week, except Mondays.

A simple inspection of the exhibition costs 50 rubles, accompanied by a guide - 80 rubles. For tours, groups of three people are recruited.

How to get there

Museum address: st. Korobkova, d.13, almost in the center of the city. Flights number 1 and 2a go here. Stop - "Ul. Red Army ".

Museum of Money

Here is a collection consisting of 30 thousand different banknotes and coins! Its owner is one person! The museum was founded here for a reason, because many centuries ago Theodosius was famous for its mints.

You can visit here from 10:00 to 18:00, every day.

A ticket costs 150 rubles.

How to get there

Look for Kuibyshev street, 12.

Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel (Surb Reshtakapetay)

An ancient church of Armenian origin, similar to its Italian sisters. Currently not working. It was built in 1408, and restored in the last century. You can inspect only from the outside.

How to get there

It is located in the southern part of the city, on Armyanskaya street, 11. The nearest stop is Timiryazev, bus number 2 stops at it.

Church of St. Catherine

A very beautiful church, which is fortunate to see those who plan to arrive in the city by bus, because the attraction is not far from the intercity bus stop.

The church was erected in honor of the birthday of Catherine II and the annexation of Crimea to Russia. It was founded in 1892. It is an inimitable example of the best architectural traditions of the XVII century.

Admission is free during the day.

How to get there

Address: Fedko street, 95. Buses 106 and 2, going to the intercity bus station.

Armenian station Surb Sarkis

One of the most ancient temples of the Crimean peninsula, dating from 1330. It is made in the traditional Armenian style of that era. The walls are decorated with embedded crosses with complex ornaments. Part of the door decorations is stored in the Hermitage and Theodosian Museum of Antiquity.

Ivan Aivazovsky was baptized, married and buried from this church. Here lies the second wife of the marine painter.

How to get there

Per. Aivazovsky, 1. From the center you can walk or take buses No. 1, 14 and 2a.

Temple of All Saints

Many children ago, in 1880, the first temple of All Saints was erected. Not far from it was the local city cemetery, where the famous citizens of Feodosia were buried. The temple stood for about 70 years, until the Soviet authorities began a struggle with religion. So, in the second half of the last century, the building was blown up by the military under cover of night.

And only in 1992 did its reconstruction begin. The temple was restored according to old photographs and drawings and opened its doors to visitors in 2003.

Today, there is a small museum and the Theological School on its territory.

How to get there

You need to get to Nazukin street, 15. Opposite the PUD supermarket and the temple is located. Buses 106, 106a, 104, 103, 2, 1 and 101 go here.

Mufti Jami Mosque

Muslim temple of the Ottoman Empire. Built in 1623. After Crimea joined Russia, an Armenian Catholic church was opened here. Since the building was remade several times, it is difficult to say how it looked from the beginning, but the architecture shows elements of Byzantine architecture, possibly belonging to the architect Sinan.

Since the end of the last century, restorers have tried to restore the mosque to its past appearance. It was later transferred to the Muslim community. Now there are services. If you are not a Muslim, then you can get inside only outside these services.

How to get there

The address of the mosque is 6. Lenin Street, 6. The nearest stop is Morsad. Buses 1 and 2a stop here.