White Mountain Park Tivdi marble
Russia, Karelia Republic

<p>Belaya Gora Tivdian Marble Park in Karelia is a unique place where natural beauty is combined with human activity, which has left a deep mark on the history of the region. Located near the city of Sortavala, this quarry attracts attention with its impressive landscape and historical heritage.</p><br><p>The marble quarry on White Mountain began to be exploited in the 19th century and was one of the main sources of marble for significant construction projects in Russia , including buildings such as St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg. The marble from here is distinguished by its quality and unique texture, which has made it a popular building material.</p><br><p>Today, the marble quarry is an abandoned object that attracts tourists with its unusual atmosphere. The huge white walls of the cuts, covered with traces of marble mining, create majestic and almost lunar landscapes. The water that filled the quarry after the cessation of its operation formed a picturesque lake with crystal clear, bright blue water, which makes this place look like a real paradise.</p><br><p>The area around the quarry is covered with forest, where you can meet many species of flora and fauna characteristic of northern latitudes. The area is ideal for hiking, cycling, photography, and exploring the history of regional industry.</p><br><p>The White Mountain Marble Quarry Nature Complex offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy a unique combination of natural beauty and industrial heritage , which makes it a popular destination for tourism and recreation in Karelia.</p>

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