About the City
Throughout its history, Vladikavkaz has played a vital role in the life of the Caucasus region. Founded in 1784 as a Russian fortress, its location ensured control over the Darial Gorge, through which ran the only road linking Russia and Georgia at that time. Lieutenant-General Pavel Potemkin gave the fortress a symbolic name, meaning “Owner of the Caucasus”. Today, the capital of North Ossetia is the cultural, scientific and industrial centre of this republic in southern Russia. Its fascinating architecture, local hospitality and incredible natural beauty attracts many tourists. The heart of the city is dominated by the atmospheric Peace Avenue, with antique buildings and picturesque cafés where you can taste authentic Ossetian cuisine, including its famous pies. On the picturesque Terek Embankment stands one of the symbols of Vladikavkaz — an equestrian monument to Great Patriotic War hero General Issa Pliyev. It also affords a magnificent view of the nearby Table Mountain. And just a two hours’ drive from the city you will find one of the most beautiful places in the whole of North Ossetia: the Tsei Gorge with its silvery waterfalls.
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