Cooperative Square in Sochi is the very case when an incredibly beautiful place is given an incredibly ugly name. It is located in the center of Greater Sochi, next to Potseluevsky Square, the goddess of navigation, a sculptural composition of the heroes of the Diamond Hand and the seaport of Sochi. In general, the epicenter of the tourist infrastructure of coastal Sochi, where the streets are crowded with people, the roads are tightly packed with cars, and parking is impossible from the word «generally». I considered it necessary to add the Corporate Square to the list of Sochi attractions for two reasons. Which ones, I will tell below.
The content of the article
- one Sakura in Sochi
- 2 Beautiful square
- 3 Historical reference
- 4 Information to visit
- five On the map
Sakura in Sochi
It blooms here in April «sakura», which is actually not sakura at all, but cherry. It seems to be relatives with cherries, but cherries bloom completely differently, and the trees do not look the same. But be that as it may, when I was looking on the Internet for some beautiful garden or square for a photo walk, I came across exactly the Cooperative Square and its «blooming sakura near the seaport». It is clear that this is a brighter headline for the news than the flowering cherry, after all, the media, they are such media. Having figured out on arrival that I had been cruelly deceived, I nevertheless walked around the park and, oddly enough, was impressed, inspired and moved.
A place with a surprisingly cozy atmosphere, conducive to a quiet pastime, a walk with the family and a modest picnic with one sandwich and a packet of juice. There are many children here, mothers walk with them in all corners of the garden, ride strollers and simply let the little ones out on the grass. The combination of bright greenery, juicy southern colors, riot blooming from all sides and children are so subtle that it is impossible to remain indifferent, being in the center of all this splendor. The park is quite modest in size, but there is also Potseluevsky and the pedestrian zone of the Seaport nearby, so that the cramped area is not felt, and people do not crowd, do not interfere with each other.
Closer to the port there is a separate territory of the park, in which sculptures by the famous Sochi sculptor Hakob Khalafyan are exhibited. With mining, hammer and anvil, this master creates amazingly kind things that organically fit into the urban exterior, and the people accepted and fell in love with the author's works: they can be found not only here, but throughout Sochi. There is his composition in the Cooperative Square «Sea walk», of which in my photos you can see only the king-fish and the sea princess, who glide along the sea on a seahorse. They say (but I myself did not notice) that the wind begins to ring the bells decorating the sculptural composition, and in a strong wind, the movement of metal waves under the ridge is even discernible..
In the 70s, an array of old historical urban buildings was located on the site of the park. However, under the pressure of circumstances and in connection with the development of Sochi as an international resort city, it was decided to completely clear the entire area in front of the seaport from buildings, which was finally executed in the 80s. In 2013, the owners of the park tried to transform it into something stone-arched with fountains and tiled paths, but the Sochi residents rebelled and did not let the wonderful place be defiled, in which they were supported by the city administration..
Information to visit
Admission is free, parking is paid, but as a rule there are no places during peak hours.
On the map
Cooperative Square in Sochi
Cooperative Square in Sochi
A beautiful island of flowers, greenery and walking paths.
The most beautiful island of flowers, greenery and walking paths..