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The place you should visit

This beautiful blue mineral water lake is known from 18-th century . It is not big but 15 meters in... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Closed, but still worth a visit

It is closed because of some troubles with the passage which makes the lake almost out of reach... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
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28 Dec 2017
“The place you should visit”
28 Aug 2018
“Not worth more then 5 min”
Gagarina Boulevard, Pyatigorsk, Russia
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

There is a small tunnel leading to the lake. The lake itself was pretty dirty when we where there and it is also really crowded. As an non russian speaker there is no possibility to read or learn anything about this place on site. but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Maximilian_Siller
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This beautiful blue mineral water lake is known from 18-th century . It is not big but 15 meters in diameter and 11 meters deep. You walk apron. 60 meters via tunnel to the lake. The tunnel is well lit. It is not recommended to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

It is closed because of some troubles with the passage which makes the lake almost out of reach. You can still look around, but the main attraction remains undiscovered.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

A lot people visit every day this place and seem they like it. From my point of view is terrible, a small tunnel that arrive in a very small dirty lake with a lot of birds inside with bad smell . Puah !!!!!!!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Silvioto
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Nice touristic place in Pyatigorsk, audioguide all the time for free, view from outside is nice on the city and the region, a must-see!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Mathieu L
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Although the place turned out to be pretty cool, the expectations were higher. Proval itself is just a small stinky pond. What is interesting is a tunnel leading to it and a statue of Ostap Bender at the entrance.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank pafosineipet
Reviewed 16 April 2016

To be honest I expected so much more from this place!!! I walked for about an hour from the Cvetnik,centre of Pyatigorsk and really,at the end I felt totally disappointed with my "reward". Just a small lake in the cave,that`s it! The surrounding nature is...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Niggimiggi
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Must see, although you won't be able to get inside and touch the water because it is caged up. Beautiful colour of the water and distinctive smell sulphur. I also enjoyed the tunnel to the lake, it makes it mystical. Take a camera with you,...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Missgypsyheart
Reviewed 22 August 2015

This underground lake, created by nature, is filled with hot springs and is one of a kind. It doesn't smell like the best perfume =) but it's a must visit! At night during the vacation period they do concerts in front of it. And of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Tiger L
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Was nothing much beautiful to sea. Was so so. I expected much beautiful from this place but outside is more beautiful than inside hot water. Its very dirty inside.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Sultan M
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