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Yalta Embankment Central Promenade
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Description of Yalta Embankment and Central Promenade
Embankment of Yalta is also one of the oldest streets
in the city. This beautiful street runs through much of length of
the city along Yalta harbor with many ships, yachts and other
vessels. Embankment of Yalta is the busiest part of Yalta in the evenings since it
has all the best restaurants, cafes and bars. Cable car station is
also situated here. It can take tourists to the top of hill Darsan
that reaches an elevation of 110 metres above sea level. From its
summit you can view the whole city of Yalta below. Not far from a
cable car you can visit hotel "Tauris" that was constructed in 1875.
It was the largest and most comfortable in the city at the time. It
was visited famous Russian poet N.A. Nekrasov, composer Mussorgsky,
A.P. Chekhov, V.V. Mayakovsky and many others.
The Western part of Yalta Embankment starts as you
cross Uchan Su river. Here you can see 500 year old tree that served
as a meeting place between famous Russian poet Sergey Esenin and his
future wife American dancer Isadora Duncan. Although both later
divorced and died under tragic circumstances their tree is still
alive and growing.
Major advantage of Central Promenade is that it is
cleaned every single day so despite numerous tourists it is in good
appearance. Additionally it serves as a center stage for many street
musicians who come and play here. If you see a large crowd around a
person who reads something don't be surprised. He is neither a
preacher, nor a politician. He or she is probably reading poetry to
his viewers. It is probably one of the few places where you can see
so many people drawn to literally expression. On the down side of
Yalta Embankment we have to note large number of smoking people.
Even though it is an open space and sea breeze is quiet pleasant
second hand smoke can be quiet annoying. Ironically one of the best
places to escape it is by visiting a restaurant that doesn't allow
its visitors to smoke inside.