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Massandra Palace, Massandra

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Overlooking hills and meadows, Massandra Palace sits among lush English gardens, with its opulent ornamented facade and extravagant interior spaces. Originally created in 1889 as a hunting lodge for Tsar Alexander III, the building resembled a French chateau at the start. In later years, it became a holiday home of Joseph Stalin, who made it into one of Crimea's most elaborate structures. Walk along the landscaped gardens and explore hidden caves and alleys. Inside the mansion, tour the living quarters replete with antique mahogany furniture, marble fireplaces, and hallways featuring renowned paintings. A quaint cafe on the property offers a rich selection of local wines to taste. Our Massandra holiday planner makes visiting Massandra Palace and other Massandra attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • In Soviet times, about the existence of this Palace we were only heard but never seen it even from the side, as it was called Brezhnev's dacha. Indeed, in the post-war period here rested and Stalin and Khrushchev, and Brezhnev. And here's what the Palace was sometime in the late 19th century built for the Russian emperors Alexander III and Nicholas II, I learned much later, in our time. Moreover, the desire to see him even more intensified. Of course, after the palaces of the Loire it seems shallow, but as he recalled the French palaces! Because it was built by the French architect in their likeness. However, its main advantage is that it is located in the enormous Massandra Park. For its inhabitants existed the possibility of nice walks along the mountain slopes and the beach (although still far from the sea!). Beautiful interiors. Part of Nick authentic, part-imitation. After all, before the war in the Palace had a holiday home for tuberculosis patients. Little remains from pre-Revolutionary times. However, a visit to the Palace, along with Livadia and Alupkinsky, necessary for curious tourists, which can not be satisfied with only sea and massandrovsky wine ...
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  • It is not luxury Palace, nor much less, but since you're there it's worth visiting it. The more you know Russian history information, you have better understanding of the culture. For me, the most interesting are the gardens. The staff is attentive and friendly.
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  • The Palace shook her beauty. Impressed. tidy and well preserved Palace and adjacent to the Palace park. We caught the flowering rose bushes. Fountains of Lions worked. Long walked around the Palace parkland. visit the inner part of the pay of the Palace. You can see the sea from the outdoor terrace. Really beautiful PALACE Palace, majestic and elegant! Were in the Crimea 2 consecutive years-in 2015 and 2016, and both times visited Massandra Palace. Special thanks to Jeksursovodam-very interesting told Milo answered all questions
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