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Александр Каасик, WikiCommons

Sevastopol is a hero city. It is an ice-free commercial seaport and fishery port and an industrial, scientific and technological, recreational, and cultural and historical center. It is located in the southwest of the Crimean Peninsula on both coasts of the Sevastopol Bay. Sevastopol is called the city of Russian sailors.


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Climate. The climate is milder than in other Crimean cities and moderately continental, and the microclimate has some characteristics of the dry Mediterranean subtropics.

Average temperature

  • +2.9 ºС in January
  • +22.5 ºС in July

Tourist attractions

  • The Tauric Chersonese National Reserve Museum. Chersonese was founded by the Greeks in the 5th century ВС. Over its history, Chersonese has survived the Roman and Byzantine Rule. According to the chronicle, Prince Vladimir was baptized in the medieval Chersonese. After destructive nomad raids in the 13th-14th centuries, Chersonese fell into decay and was born again as an archeological site. Excavations at Chersonese have been lasting for around 190 years. Since 2013, the reserve has been listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Today you can see ancient streets and preserved buildings of temples and the Ancient Greek theater here. The reserve comprises an ancient settlement, an ancient agricultural area, and the medieval fortresses Kalamita and Cembalo.
  • The State Museum of the Heroic Defense and Liberation of Sevastopol was founded in 1960. It has more than 150,000 exhibits, including collections of uniform, decorations, insignia of the Russian army, Soviet orders, medals, and personal belongings of the participants of the battles for Sevastopol. The panorama “Defense of Sevastopol in 1854–1855” is the museum’s largest object created by Russian battle painter Franz Roubaud at the beginning of the 20th century. The 115-meter-long painting and the object exhibition depict the events of June 18, 1855, when the defenders of Sevastopol protected the fortifications of the Ship Side assaulted by Anglo-French troops.
  • Sevastopol Embankment. The 2-km-long Sevastopol Embankment stretches along the Black Sea – from Cape Nikolaevsky to Cape Khrustalny. The famous Count’s Quay, one of the main tourist attractions in the city, is located on the embankment. The quay was built in 1783 at the same time as the first port buildings in Sevastopol. The memorial tablets tell us about the memorable events in the history of the quay – the ceremonial reception of Pavel Nakhimov with the city residents after the Battle of Sinop in 1853, the departure of Pyotr Schmidt on Cruiser Ochakov to assume command of the rebel ships in 1905, and the liberation of Sevastopol from Nazi invaders in 1944. This is where the parade of ships of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia starts on Navy Day.
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