The St Vladimir Cathedral (Vladimirsky Sobor) is situated on the Central city hill. It was started to build in 1854. During the war of 1854-55 all works were stopped and continued only in 1858.
The Bottom church was consecrated in the name of sacred Nikolay in 1881. The Top church was consecrated in the name of sacred prince Vladimir in 1888. The Cathedral was constructed in the Byzantian style under the project of the professor of architecture Thonn. The original project has been modified and changed by academician Avdeev. Frescos were executed by the academician of painting Korneyev. An ornamental list of the arch and piers was created by Rafael Izelli, marble columns were made in Italy by Bonnani.
The Cathedral is the burial place of the renowned Russian Admirals Lasarev, Kornilov, Istomin and Nakhimov. It's a place of piligrimage all those who is proud of Russian fleet.
During the Crimean War period the defence of Sevastopol was organized by Commander-in-chief of the fleet Kornilov. On the place where he had been deadly wounded, on the Malakhov barrow a memorial was erected by the sculptor Shreder in accordance with a Bilderling's project in 1895.
Another monument in honor of Admiral Kornilov is established at Artillerijskaya bay. The quay carries the name of the hero of Sevastopol defence.
This monument is located in the city centre, near Grafskaya Quay on the square carrying the name of the admiral Nakhimov (1802 - 1855). He was the outstanding Russian naval commander, participant Navarin's and Sinop's battles, one of the chiefs of the first defense of Sevastopol.
The first monument to Nakhimov was build in 1898 to the anniversary of Sinop battle. In 1928, carrying out decree of Soviet authority "About removal of monuments to kings and their servants", the monument was demolished. A monument to Lenin was established on its socle in 1932. A new monument to Nakhimov was held in 1959.
On a face sheet of pedestal - the bronze banner, is lower the text of the order about enemy's attack. On the back party - text: "Glory to Russian fleet" in a frame of military attributes. Above and laurel wreath an inscription about a fatal wound of the admiral on June 28, 1855 on Malakhov Mound.
In the bottom part of pedestal the multifigured reliefs are located, which plots reproduce episodes from battle life Nakhimov: "Sinop battle", "On Forth Bastion" and "Nakhimov conversation with sailors".
The Grafskaja Quay is in the center of the city, on the southern part of the Sevastopol Bay. It represents a wharf or reinforced bank where ships are loaded and unloaded.
In June 1783, it was created from masonry stones. In 1787 with the arrival the Russian Empress Ekaterina II, the quay was equipped with modern amenities and got the official name of Ekaterininskaia. Columns where erected with white marble engraved memorials. Two lions are keeping calmness of the city.
The quay forms a beautiful greeting to the city and is a major architectural structure of the central part.
During the Crimean War and the first defense of Sevastopol two rows between the Konstantinovskaya and Alexandrovskaya batteries and later between the Mikhailovskaya and Nikolayevskaya batteries were filled in the course of defense with 15 scuttled naval ships of the Black Sea Fleet. They should bar the entrance to the harbor for the naval ships of England, France and Turkey. After removing guns from the ships, the crews took part in defending Sevastopol at the bastions.
The Monument consists of the artificial granite cliff made up of rough boulders standing on a square base. A hexahedral pedestal rises from the cliff and it is crowned with a Corinthian column of light-colored diorite. There is a bronze sculpture of the two-headed eagle with widespread wings facing the sea on top of it, which holds in its beak the laurel wreath of glory and the naval anchor. Lower on the cliff, the bronze mast of the sailing- ship is attached. On the side of the pedestal facing the seafront there is a memorial plaque with the relief map of the Sevastopol harbor and marked areas where the ships were scuttled. The total height of the Memorial is about 17 m.
The Monument to the scuttled ships of the Black Sea Fleet is located in the Sevastopol Bay, 10 meters away from the seafront of the Seaside Boulevard. It was built in 1905 on the fiftieth anniversary of the first heroic defense of Sevastopol after the design of sculptor Adamson, architect Feldman with the participation of the military engineer colonel Enberg.
The Scuttled Russian ships Monument has become a symbol of Sevastopol and a place of pilgrimage.
The picturesque cloth and subject plan is placed inside the building. The cloth has 115 m in length, 14 m in height and area 1610 square meters. The subject plan by the area 900 square meters is located on a special scaffold.
On a plan of the artist, the spectator, by rising on special observation platform, as though appears at top Malakhov mound per day of assault on June 6, 1855. Just on Malakhov mound there were decisive events which have defined outcome of assault as "the first serious defeat of France-English army".
During Great Domestic war fascist bombs have destroyed the panorama building, the unique picture has lit up. After war the panorama was reconstructed by the soviet painters. Only in 1970 the exposition opened. It’s telling about unforgettable events and heroes of a defense and also about the panorama itself.
When a 13-years boy I came to Sevastopol for the first time in 1967. The Panorama wasn't still open that time and I was very sorry about it. Now 40 years later I succeeded to get there and see Rubo's masterpiece!
Franz Alekseevich Rubo (1856-1928) was the author of the panorama. He also was a founder of Russian panoramic art, professor of a class battle painting of applied arts St.Petersburg Academy, and then valid member of this academy. He also created the Borodinskaya Panorama in Moscow.
Open daily except Monday from 9.30 till 17.30.
Only guided tours. Only in Russian.
Don’t know the entrance fee because we bought an excursion with transfer from and back Yalta. The visiting of the Panorama Museum as included in the price of the whole Sevastopol excursion.
The main avenue of Historical parkway conducts to a world known monument. It is a panorama telling about one of episodes of a 349-day's heroic defense of Sevastopol - reflection by the defence counsels cities of storm June 6, 1855.
Panorama "Defence of Sevastopol 1854 — 1855" was opened on May 14, 1905, in commemoration 50 years famous epopee. The original round building with a dome, crown with rotunda, is erected under the project of the military engineer O. I. Enberg and architect V. A. Feldman. A diameter of a building - 36 m, height it also 36 m.
Classical 2-columns portal, reverted with inkerman's stone, at the top of decorated by elements of the militarian decor: soldier's Georgy cross twine by Georgy's ribbon; at centre - figure "349", designating number of days of a defense.
dont spend ur days at the centre..only a few hotels and they re not so good..best is rent a flat..about 20 dollars a day u get a flat..we rented in a place called kamichi..great place..
club disco asia.very big disco very good music and friends..also in kamichi there are afew good cafe restaurants..try them..u wil lbe satisfied..i cant remember name but one was great they play saksafon..great music..
This bronze statue was inaugurated only in 1959. The admiral fell in the Crimean war. He was the most important defender of Sevastapol. These days just married couples lie down flowers on their wedding day.