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Osipyan Kristina 6“B”
This is a unique natural wonder with an interesting history. Once the Proval was known as a very bad place. Local residents believed that at the bottom of the cave an evil dragon lived that flew at night in search of prey. Later, this was replaced by a more modern version, that the bottom of the cave is the mouth of the volcano. The dip in Pyatigorsk is very popular
Nowadays it is a cultural place known to all Russians due to adaptation of the novel “ 12 chairs”
By the way, Bender is still standing at the entrance to the Proval with a ticket in his hand Sculpture of Ostap Bender at the entrance to the Proval
Monument to the famous “great schemer” was established in 2008
Note that in Ostap`s hands there is a ticket price of 50 cents, whereas in the book were 5, 10, 30 cents. Inflation, however. . .
And the entrance to the cave, by the way, is actually free. Keep this in mind.
However, this attraction appeared in Pyatigorsk long before the novel by Ilf and Petrov.
On each side of the entrance there are two bronze lions. They came here in the middle of last century. .
It is believed that touching it brings good luck
To the left of the cave entrance two posters are hung
Proval is a karst cave of natural origin. It was formed by mineral waters. .
Cave is located on the south side of Mount Mashuk and is a funnel more than 40 meters deep