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Yalta Embankment Central Promenade

 Yalta Embankment Central Promenade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Yalta Embankment and Central Promenade

Yalta Embankment 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.

 

Yalta Embankment

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

 

Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

Interesting information and useful tips