Massandra Palace, Massandra

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#3 of 9 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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  • You should start with the fact that the Massandra Palace-one of the coolest on the South coast. Before becoming the seat of the Emperor, the territory had belonged to many prominent noble childbirth and representatives of different families. Palace, which we see now, built in the late 19-century. 20 century according to the project of German architect who redid standing here the building and rebuilt it. Massandra Park, known as one of the most popular attractions, laid in the year 1822. Interestingly, a lot happened here after the construction of the Royal ladies, but none of them stayed in the Castle at night. Today the Palace and Park-definitely a worthwhile place to visit for tourists. Firstly, amazing even the fabulous architecture, secondly, the greatness that will live forever in your memory. Thirdly, the Park around the Castle, which is situated on 41 hectare round the building. Here, more than 200 species of plants. The Palace can be easily reached by public transport. Near the Palace there is everything you need for tourists-wc, water, cafes, etc. There are guided tours inside the Castle, but entrance fee. If you want to save-you can just walk in the territory. Emotions will be no less))
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  • The Palace is not great. Large entrance is free. So we decided on a trip, knowing that at any moment she might stop for us. Our satellite 4letnij in translation tour through the rooms of the imperial family. Interesting interiors, there is a lot of comparisons. In the rooms of many pictures and portraits. Children 8 and 14 years was interesting, listened, read signage, asked questions. Visit this sparking they desire and interest to visit and other palaces. I never hoped to be able to do it in their company.
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  • Been there once with friends. Pretty interesting place, unusual ... The Palace beautiful architecture attracts
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