13 Picturesque Balaclava And Its Sights

Picturesque Balaclava And Its Sights

Posted on December 8, 2010 by team


Balaclava is a remote district of Sevastopol. Previously it was a closed town due to the underground submarine repairing and equipping factory which is now a museum. Today the town is opened and it is great, because Balaclava is an absolutely must-see place!

The name “Balaclava” itself can be translated as “a sack of fish”. It may be so, because the bay where the town is situated resembles a sack, and is very fish-baring. The bay is not very broad – about 300 meters, but it’s rather deep – up to 17 meters depth.

This is one of the local sights – the ruins of Genoese fortress dated 1357.

Exactly from this place  the most beautiful views of the bay can be seen.

The embankment.

Even dustbins are nice!

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13 Responses to “Picturesque Balaclava And Its Sights”

  1. EnglishLewis says:

    Hey, I think I’m ‘first’ cos no other messages show up, but deep down i know my internet is broken and I’m 456th :(

  2. Archy Bunka says:

    Boris Badenov here.

    HOI, GOIS!!! I wuv you, F. Bunker! Ya bum, ya!

  3. Tito says:

    Archy bunka is proamerican b.tch

  4. Archy Bunka says:

    Nice tunnel. Why not turn it into a tunnel of love, you can put Lenin in there and sell tickets.

  5. google says:

    beautiful landscape, ruined by the underground war debris

  6. Traducer says:

    It may be worth looking up Balaklava on Wikipedia. This idyllic place started the black death plague in Europe mid 14th C and here was the famous British charge of the light brigade during the Crimean war. And of course here was the Balaklava hat made. :)

    I have been trying hard (and failing) to get to grips with 19th C history about the Crimea and Russia because this were the catalyst for the political situation that led to the 1st world war and the Russian revolution – the two biggest linked events that so radically formed the world we live in today.

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