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Ruskeala Mountain Park

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Marble mine park Ruskeala is one of the most outstanding and wonderful places of Nothern Ladoga Lakeside as well as the only complex natural landmark in the mining history.
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Turn Mear 21km To the Gorniy Park, Ruskeala 186759, Russia
+7 921 461-40-13
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Very modern, western style tourist attraction. Plenty of cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops and modern, spotless restrooms. There are two tours: the 45 min. walkaround of the walls of the quarry for good selfies of the huge stones and lake and The guided walk (in Russian)...More

Thank eliliron
Reviewed 7 September 2017

It is just the same attraction, nice natural and historic site, targeted at local tourists. Okay but don't expect too much...

Thank awgy
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Ruskeala Mountain Park (which is in fact the same attraction as the Marble Canyon) is a nice natural and historic site to visit. The marble once mined there has been used for many of the architectural juwels in St. Petersburg. Compared to other natural monuments...More

Thank awgy
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Good by day, amazing by night! Be careful at the cave and on ladders! Don't forget warm clothes - it's a little bit frosty there in January

Thank Yuri A
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Incredible beauty of nature! Amazingly huge stones! Very cozy place to visit, pleasant tickets price (smth like 150 rub/day/person). In the evening colorful lights are popping up and it feels like you are in a fairytale! A warm souvenirs shop, restaurant and wc are available...More

1  Thank Elena K
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

If you want to see fiords but cant afford expensive trip to Norway, then Ruskeala is an option. It is located in Sortavaala Karelia, 320 km out of Saint Petersburg via Priozersk city. While driving through the town you can visit Korela castle. Check on...More

4  Thank riafilim
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Ruskeala is an old marblemine that has turned into an interesting natural sight. Some activities can be done, such as a deathride, airjump and hiring a rowing boat. However, when you do not master at least a little Russian, you will have a hard time...More

Thank Geert V
Reviewed 9 January 2016

The Marble Canyon is actually a marble quarry that no longer operates. Instead, it has become a wonderful attraction in day and a gorgeous spectacle at night. Don't miss it if you're in the area. The trails and quarry are lit in colored lights that...More

Thank EnergyAddict
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Hints: 1) Don’t be afraid, it worth to see even in a cold season 2) Pay attention to your shoes, if they slide at low temperatures. It could be dangerous 3) You can make a foto with huskies (150 RUR) or even have a ride...More

Thank FiendsOnly
Reviewed 4 January 2016

This is very beautiful and interesting place - former marble mine, now it does not function but offers variety of amazing views, guide service and excellent souvenirs. On the negative side - still not well-developed service, lack of toilets, food service and parking places. Очень...More

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Akash G
5 January 2018|
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Unfortunately I did not see the Northern Lights, but after 6 hours in the canyon the backlight turns on - it's very beautiful)
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