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Swallow's Nest, Gaspra
(4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Perched right on the edge of a rocky cliff above the ocean, Swallow's Nest stands as one of the region's (and Ukraine's) most popular sights and most recognizable symbols. Originally built in 1912 by a wealthy German, the "castle" boasts ornate Neo-Gothic architecture. Visit the manor house and take a peek over the railing at the 40 m (130 ft) drop that descends directly into the Black Sea. Wander the grounds to take advantage of the panoramic view (the interior of the building is off-limits). Keep in mind that the hike from the parking lot to the structure is a long one, so wear comfortable shoes. Put Swallow's Nest into our Gaspra itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Once upon a time one landlord decided to build a teahouse (small castle) on the coast. He then turned into a museum. On the edge of the cliff, the Castle fell after the earthquake (prior to this, between the shore and the House was luxurious garden, collapsed during the earthquake). It is a pity that not allowed on the most extreme balcony and impressions absolutely unusual when imagine myself drinking tea on the balcony of the Castle overlooking the sea shumjashhee a boundless sea.
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  • Visit recommend combine with another attraction, we combined with Ai-Petri. From the cable car on the bus to a stop. From there, steps foot less than stated). Swallow's nest beautifully from afar. From here on a boat headed to Yalta. With the water swallow's nest even more beautiful))
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  • It is a masterpiece of architecture will leave nobody indifferent. Paradise and a very beautiful place. Ferries go there every hour.
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  • I was there in 2009. It is really stunning. I don't intend to return there in the future. I want to remember that place as Ukrainian !!!!
  • must see this amazing place
  • Visit in 2007 cool place
  • Extremly interesting and unique. Ideal tourist destination except I found all signage and coversations in Russian with no possibility of explanations I requested during my visit. Requires much more promotion for travellers
  • Beautiful place - good for pictures!