Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Bakhchisaray

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Tour Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, a gem of Ottoman architecture that represents the traditional Crimean Tatar lifestyle of the 16th century. Dating back to the 1500s, this complex contains mosques, a cemetery, and former palaces spread across 4 hectares (10 acres) of landscaped gardens. Similar Islamic structures can be found in only a few places within Europe, including the Alhambra in Spain. Observe the compound ornaments fashioned by artists from Turkey, Italy, and Iran, and take time to explore the interior's fountains and bronze furnishings. Look for the fountain of tears that Qirim Giray Khan built for his wife. You'll also encounter one of the largest mosques in Crimea here, built in 1532. To visit Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve on your holiday in Bakhchisaray District, and find out what else Bakhchisaray District has to offer, use our Bakhchisaray District trip builder website .
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  • Bakhchisaray Palace of Sultan is very modest, ascetic people lived. The Guide started speaking when not still managed to go into the next room. We bought tickets to visit all the premises of the Museum-Reserve: Falcon Tower, sauna complex. After the old park in Kabardike (Gelendzhik) and Paradise Park of sanatorium "Aivazovsky", Vorontsov Palace and Park, this place looks historic and boring. Women of the harem lived, almost like a prison. If you wish, you can take a picture in the Tatar national costume.
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  • Very beautiful and informative place. There's a lot to see and learn children under 10 years of age lead as in any other Museum is not worth it. Some halls for reconstruction.
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  • A unique monument in a unique setting. But that's the price-quality frankly so-so ... There is something to compare! Not so long ago, it was a unique monument with unique museums and stories ... Waiting, frankly, to the return of former greatness and interesting!
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