The construction of the Kurortny (Resort) Park in Kislovodsk began in 1823 under General A.P. Ermolov. Here, exotic trees and plants were brought and walking paths were laid out. The Narzan Gallery, a stylish construction in the Gothic style, appeared there after a while. Here, under the canopy one could take healing water and rest. The park was expanded and rebuilt several times, and over time it turned into the largest and most beautiful man-made park not only in Russia, but throughout Europe.
Now the Kurortny Park of Kislovodsk consists of three parts: the Mountain Park, the Central Park and the Lower Park. It stretches among the picturesque valleys and slopes of the local mountains and is a complete landscape composition. You can evaluate it by taking a ride on the cable car that passes over the park and offers the best views. The Kurortny Park is famous for its terrainkurs, which appeared in the park in the late XIX century. These are therapeutic routes of different complexity for people with cardiovascular diseases. However, here you can just sit at the snow-white colonnade, admire the Lermontov Embankment with bridges across the Olkhovka River and breathe an amazing healing air in the Pine Grove.