On Cape Khrustalny, next to the Artillery Bay, there is a monument to a sailor and a soldier. This is one of the iconic places in Sevastopol. On a huge pedestal, there are figures of two military men, rushing into battle. This is how they immortalized the memory of the defenders of Sevastopol, who showed courage during the second defense of the city and its liberation in the Great Patriotic War.
The monument to a sailor and a soldier, 40 meters high, is one of the largest in Sevastopol and throughout the territory of the former Soviet Union.
The area on which it is installed is an excellent observation deck. A magnificent view of the Sevastopol Bay opens from here. The territory is well lit, tiled, there are many benches. Trees and flowers are planted everywhere. Lovers of roller skating and skateboarding often gather here.
Monument to a sailor and a soldier in Sevastopol. History
The project of the monument appeared in 1972, and the monument was officially opened in 2007. It took 35 years to build it. The composition of the sculpture was changed and revised several times. Initially, it was planned to make a memorial complex with a museum, a monument and an eternal flame.
Construction began in 1981. And seven years later, in 1988, due to perestroika and the loss of the allocated money, the work was frozen. In 1990, the city raised the issue of demolishing the almost finished monument. But the locals came to his defense.
The construction of the museum complex was completed in 2007. The monument was opened on May 8. The date was chosen symbolic, a solemn event was held on the eve of Victory Day.
What to see
It won’t take long to see the monument to the sailor and soldier in Sevastopol. But from here it is convenient to go on a boat trip along the Sevastopol Bay. You can also go to see the Konstantinovskaya and Mikhailovskaya batteries.
In whatever month you arrive, there will be no difficulties in visiting this place. The monument to the sailor and the soldier is a popular attraction in Sevastopol, but thanks to the spacious territory, you can calmly look at it even in summer, when there is a large flow of tourists in the city.
The only difference is in the surrounding landscapes. Near the monument there are beautiful views of the sea, the embankment, the Konstantinovskaya and Mikhailovskaya batteries. They look different at every season.