What to do and see in Derbent, Russia: The Best Places and Tips

December 10, 2017 Nobuko Falco

Derbent (Russian: Дербе́нт; Persian: دربند‎; Azerbaijani: Dərbənd; Lezgian: Кьвевар; Avar: Дербенд), formerly romanized as Derbend, is a city in the Republic of Dagestan, Russia, located on the Caspian Sea, north of the Azerbaijani border. It is the southernmost city in Russia, and it is the second-most important city of Dagestan. Population: 119,200 (2010 Census); 101,031 (2002 Census); 78,371 (1989 Census).
Restaurants in Derbent

1. Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

Derbent, Russia
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

Reviewed By JoeMcBride - Little Rock, Arkansas

Visiting Derbent, where there has been a settlement for (according to the guide my group had) for over 5,000 years, gave me a new sense of perspective about history. Modern vehicles travel on roads that were once trade routes trod by camels and burros, and women and girls weave on looms not much changed since antiquity.

2. Naryn-Kala Fortress

Derbent, Russia +7 872 404-15-29
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5 based on 62 reviews

Naryn-Kala Fortress

Reviewed By Niggimiggi - Zagreb, Croatia

However precious and impressive this fortress is, due to politically fragile Dagestan`s situation Derbent doesn`t get the attention it deserves. Not even nearly. Even though the city`s amazingly rich 5000 year old history reflects in each stone of this fortress you`ll most probably see hardly any visitors around it. It`s obvious that Derbent has most of its past been a part of the eastern,islamic world, and the powerful influence of islam is still very present in the way people think,communicate and live their daily lives. Which means it`s incredibly conservative society. The streets are quiet, women are covered from head to toes and it`s a bit scarry to witness such a strong influence of (radical)islam. It prevents this town,as well as many others from realizing its true potential and it`s sad..
I`ve never been to any place like this though and I recommend it as a must see.

3. Derbent Dzhuma-Mosque

Aidynbekova St., Derbent, Russia
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Derbent Dzhuma-Mosque

Reviewed By FilAmfighter1 - Torrance, California

This mosque is really interesting as its from the 7th century. The art work is very beautiful. The whole mosque shifted in an earth quake and they planted trees to stabilize it long ago, the trees are giant now. The trees a a sycamore type about 800 years old according to some scientists.

4. Derbent Lighthouse

Derbent, Russia
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Derbent Lighthouse

Reviewed By FilAmfighter1 - Torrance, California

The sea has retreated a bit leaving this light house high and dry from the sea. It is interesting to see.

5. Park of Military Glory

Svobody Square, Derbent, Russia
Excellent
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4 based on 14 reviews

Park of Military Glory

Reviewed By FilAmfighter1 - Torrance, California

Nice public park open to the community in remembrance to those who fought in the great patriotic war. Nice free displays.

6. Church Of The Intercession

Lenina St., 22, Derbent, Russia
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Church Of The Intercession

Reviewed By Etienne T - New York City, New York

Great and beautiful little church. The interior beautifully decorated invites to photograph and just sit and enjoy some peace......

7. Museum of Carpet, Arts and Crafts

Rzayeva St., 7, Derbent, Russia
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4 based on 9 reviews

Museum of Carpet, Arts and Crafts

Reviewed By mnr2001 - Moscow, Russia

Музей расположен в здании армянской церкви Святого Всеспасителя, построенной в 1871 году. Церковь является одной из самых знаковых достопримечательностей Дербента, на мой взгляд, самое запоминающееся здание после крепости Нарын-Кала. Купол церкви, кстати. хорошо виден со смотровых площадок крепости. Церковь не действующая. После реставрации в 1982 году она была передана Дербентскому государственному историко-архитектурному и художественному музею-заповеднику. Теперь в ней размещен музей «Ковры и декоративно-прикладное искусство».

8. Museum of World Culture and Religion History

Mira St., 3, Derbent 368600, Russia
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Museum of World Culture and Religion History

Reviewed By Olga s - Sofia, Bulgaria

В этот музей нас очень хотел привести один из местных жителей, находившийся под сильным впечатлением от предыдущей экскурсии... К его сожалению, в "наш день" в музее работала другой экскурсовод, с которой мы поднялись на второй этаж и осмотрели реликвии пяти мировых религий и культур, связанных с историей древнего Дербента... Большая часть экспонатов - современные вещи, подарки музею Дербента от религиозных общин и организаций... В прошлый раз моего знакомого тронул рассказ о том, как разные религии уживались в Дербенте, какую специфику приобретали...

9. Peter I Cottage

Zoi Kosmodemyanskoy st., 16_, Derbent, Russia
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Peter I Cottage

Reviewed By Olga s - Sofia, Bulgaria

Тоже странно, что в каталоге путешественников эта достопримечательность еще не отмечена... А между тем, в связи с юбилеем города ее тоже привели в пристойное состояние. Дом-землянка (точнее, то, что от нее осталось), в которой останавливался царь Петр во время своего Каспийского похода, сохранялся на протяжении столетий, о чем свидетельствуют фотографии на стенах стеклянного футляра, в который помещены исторические реликвии... Благодаря им можно восстановить историю и постисторию этого места памяти... По аналогии вспоминаются Летний домик Петра в С-Петеребурге и статуи Петра в разных городах России... Рядом с домом-землянкой сделана площадка для торжественных мероприятий с фигурой Петра в центре на пьедестале и галерея для занятий с детьми.

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