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Cave Town of Chufut-Kale, Bakhchisaray District

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Walk through the remains of , once a settlement of different peoples, particularly those from the Crimean Karaite culture. While the origins of the site are a mystery, numerous legends tell stories of Biblical and ancient roots. It's likely that the town dates back to Byzantine times, around the 6th century. Some believe it represents the rise of feudalism in Crimea around the year 1000. Here you can see remains of ancient monuments, guard towers, and man-made caves. Tour the former houses and palaces with windows facing vast green hills and cliffs, and enter the expansive complexes of cave dwellings. Some of the structures served as jails, others as temples. Read stories about medieval tortures that occurred in the secret chambers of this town. Work out when and for how long to visit Cave Town of Chufut-Kale and other Bakhchisaray attractions using our handy Bakhchisaray trip itinerary builder.
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  • The only thing an idyllic outing on this chic mountain place, was strong and cold wind. On the other hand it is very hot in summer. The entrance to the cave city-200 roubles for adults, 100 rubles for students. History buffs will appreciate visits-preserved buildings Karaites X-XIV centuries! Pictures of the city and surrounding areas-real pictures!
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  • It's an incredibly beautiful place. You can make a lot of beautiful pictures. You can get there on foot through the cloister or pay and you take a detour to the top of steep climbing. We with two children in her arms without much tension dotopali themselves. Strollers do not take, go on the rocks is impossible. At the top in the city I met old lady years 70 so get there will virtually every;)
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  • In March, perhaps such excursion the most comfortable. The Sun is shining, but there is no heat. fresh grass and trees in bloom. transparent cool air ... walk on the ancient, but "mertvomu"gorodu leaves a favorable impression.
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  • Amazingly beautiful
  • The most easily accessible of the cave cities of Crimea. Many well preserved and renovated buildings and caves. Acoustics in some of them is simply amazing. Before the side entrance for tourists is not so long ago, open (open) an ancient well with atypical for the time the descent in the form of a spiral staircase, disputes about which go so far. Struck the local animals, grasshoppers on the floor of the Palm and become foxes:) Slightly Southeast of trails which lead the excursion is ancient karaimskoe a cemetery, if I am not mistaken, the largest in Crimea. I advise you to look, sure to be remembered not less the chufut-kale.
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  • Very nice view from the mountains in all directions. Old unique cave city with many caves. The new city consists of roads, a pair of gates and several houses. The rest is destroyed by time and people. From the monastery to rise 40 minutes up the hill from the middle of the road route is broken, elderly people with bad legs will be tough. The descent is 20 minutes. Ticket Office is open from 9 to 15. Wednesday-Sunday.
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  • Amazing, unusual place, mandatory to visit. Were with his son (6 years old)-coped admirably. Even taking into account the fact that the Museum was closed (Tuesday, Wednesday-closed), really enjoyed it.
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  • Very beautiful cave city. Beautiful views of the mountain. It is worth to go there. Only one of the downsides of the rise on the mountain is very high, with children and elderly people better not go there.
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