Massandra Palace, Massandra

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#3 of 14 in Museums in Yalta Municipality
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. Using our online itinerary creator, Massandra attractions like Massandra Palace can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Excursion to the Massandra Palace was amazing. A small Palace at all, the Royal family stayed here during picnics and short trips. Decoration of rooms survived, like household items, personal belongings of the families. Most struck the Palace park-a flourishing, well maintained, many sculptures, pools, steps, kolonad. Recommend this place for excursions and simply walks, including children. It will be interesting and not tiring.
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  • Reach the Massandra Palace of Yalta you can on trolejbuse N3 (the last stop) and then walk 15 minutes down the road. At the end of this walk offers breathtaking views of this fabulous Palace! The ticket price includes audioguide. Many roses are planted around the Palace and there's a lavender field. Will need to be sure to come back again in the summer when all these flowers will bloom!
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  • A great attraction. The unusual Castle. Straight from the book. Visit the need. Inside the rooms are certainly a little and see nothing but especially if a good guide, listen to interesting. Who built, who built as the Castle has changed.
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