Palace “Swallow’s Nest”
The Swallow’s Nest can be considered an interesting historical architectural monument; it is interesting because it is located on a forty-meter-high steep Avronina rock, on Cape Ai-Todor of the village of Gaspra. Its structure resembles an ancient castle of the medieval era, which became a symbol of the Crimea on the southern coast.
A long time ago, in the location of the mountain stood the ancient Greek temple of St. Peter, whose name is Ai-Petri and obliged. His remains have survived until our days. Speaking fairly, so it is possible to name both top of the mountain, being the most southern point of all plateau, and all Ai-Petrin plateau. Its other name is the Table array, and the territory is approximately 300 square meters.
Cape Fiolent is located on the seafront near Jasper Beach. In this place you can enjoy the wildlife, breathe fresh air filled with the smell of almonds and swim in crystal clear water. The entire coast is a chaotic jumble of huge gray boulders, between which there are small pebble beaches. In different places, the height of the cliffs can vary from 50 to 200 m. The rocks themselves, by their natural form, form the silhouettes of various mythical monsters and wild animals. It all depends on the imagination of tourists vacationing here.
Tarkhankut Peninsula is called a world landmark, which has a natural origin. It is one of the most unique regions of Crimea. The coastline of the peninsula is heavily indented. As a result of the sea elements, grottoes, caves and tunnels were formed. Particularly unique shores are located in the area of ??the village of Olenevka, where the Atlesha cliffs and the Dzhangul tract are located.
The Genoese fortress is a visiting card of Sudak. It is rightly considered to be one of the most important historical sights on the peninsula, as it is fairly well preserved and is still striking in its power and grandeur. Today, the Genoese fortress attracts many tourists with its size and aesthetic appearance, but earlier its main function was inaccessibility and protection from enemy attacks. It is located very well as a fortification. Its main defense is cliffs with cliffs on which high walls towered, as well as an artificial ditch filled with water at that time.
Chersonese is the birthplace of Russian Orthodoxy. This place is recognized as the center of the clergy in Russia, it is also called the Russian Bethlehem. Here the future of a great power was predetermined.
Palace of the Emir of Bukhara
One of the unique buildings with Moorish architecture, built in Yalta at the beginning of the XX century – the Palace of the Emir of Bukhara. It was erected for Bukhara by Seid Abdul Akhan Khan by the city architect of the past, N. G. Tarasov. As is known, the emir of Bukhara led a friendship with Nicholas II. And in order to see more often the emperor’s family, who settled in the Livadia Palace for the summer, he deliberately bought a part of the land near Primorsky Park.
In Crimea there is a surprisingly beautiful state reserve – “Cape Aya”. The climate of the reserve is similar to the Mediterranean. Landscapes, as well as fauna and flora will pleasantly surprise you. Here you can find rare animals and plants that are listed in the Red Book. The reserve occupies a total area of ??1340 hectares, and the adjacent water area is 208 hectares.
Magnificent palace and park complex of the first half of the 19th c. belonged to Count Mikhail Vorontsov. Everything in the Vorontsov Palace is unique: the surrounding seaside landscape at the foot of Ai-Petri, and perfect architecture, combining many styles and trends, and a sample of high landscape art, created by the main gardener of the Crimea, a talented German botanist.
The Massandra Palace is a majestic historical architectural creation, located in the northeast of the city of Yalta. It was originally intended for one Russian prince M.S. Vorontsov, but after his death in 1882, Emperor Alexander III bought the still unfinished building and restored its construction on rocky terrain. The palace itself resembles ancient buildings in the Renaissance style in France.
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