5 Sights in Derbent, Russia (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Derbent, Russia. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Derbent, Russia.

List of cities in Russia Sightseeing Tours in Derbent

1. Derbent

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Derbent, formerly romanized as Derbend, is a city in Dagestan, Russia, located on the Caspian Sea. It is the southernmost city in Russia, and it is the second-most important city of Dagestan. Derbent occupies the narrow gateway between the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus Mountains connecting the Eurasian Steppe to the north and the Iranian Plateau to the south; covering an area of 69.63 square kilometres (26.88 sq mi), with a population of roughly 120,000 residents.

Wikipedia: Derbent (EN)

2. Землянка Петра I

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Землянка Петра I Шамиль Магомедов / CC BY-SA 2.0

Peter I's house (bomb shelter) was the place where Tsar Peter I spent the night during the Persian Battle in 1722. The bomb shelter retains only the foundations and has built a cultural and historical complex in the 21st century, including colonnade pavilions, monuments to Russia's first emperor and museum buildings. The Museum Complex, which opened in 2015, is a structural department of the Fortress Djerbint Museum Preserve.

Wikipedia: Домик Петра I (Дербент) (RU)

3. Derbent Lighthouse

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Derbent Lighthouse Шамиль Магомедов / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Derbent Lighthouse is the southernmost lighthouse in Russia, located in the city of Derbent, a city in the Russian Republic of Dagestan. It is in the center of the city, on the fortress wall between the parks named after Sergei Kirov and Nizami Ganjavi and about half a kilometer from the coastline. The lighthouse is included in the list of protected monuments of Russia and is included in the historical list of UNESCO.

Wikipedia: Derbent Lighthouse (EN)

4. Dzhuma Mosque

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Dzhuma Mosque Сулим Кудусов / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Juma Mosque of Derbent is the oldest mosque in Russia and the CIS. The mosque is located in the center of the old part of Derbent, a city in the Russian Republic of Dagestan. Despite its centuries-old history, the mosque is well preserved. It is an object of cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation of federal significance. The Juma Mosque is included in the UNESCO cultural heritage register.

Wikipedia: Juma Mosque of Derbent (EN)

5. Naryn-kala Fortress

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Naryn-kala Fortress Сулим Кудусов / CC BY-SA 3.0

Naryn-Kala is an ancient pre-Arab citadel, part of the Derbent fortress, connected to the Caspian Sea by double walls designed to block the so-called Caspian gates to the Persian state. It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Wikipedia: Naryn-Kala (EN)


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