Sevastopol and the Crimean War

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Sevastopol and the Crimean War

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Duration: 4 hours

Walking: moderate


Venues visited: Panorama, Sapoune Ridge.


The first visit of the day is Panorama - a historical museum, which was opened in 1905 on the 50-th anniversary of the defense of Sevastopol in the Crimean War. The museum houses a magnificent (115 meters long, 14 meters high) canvas by the famous Russian battle artist F. Roubaud, and is the best example of the national art of panoramic painting. You will rise on the observation platform in the middle of the hall and find yourself more than 150 years back on top of Malakhov Hill during one of the fiercest and decisive battles of the Crimean war.

Continue to Sapoune Ridge from which Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, Lord Raglan, watched the vainglorious disaster unfold before him during the Balaklava battle on the 25th of October, 1854. Known as the Charge of Light Brigade, immortalized by Tennison, it can be clearly imagined and understood from the observation platform on the ridge. Use special map of the Balaclava Battle to reconstruct on the spot what happened during the Charge of the Light Brigade. Also at Sapoune Ridge there is a memorial to the Great Patriotic War (the World War II). You can take pictures of the Soviet weapon which was used during the battles near Sevastopol and is now exposed open-air.



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