Alupka palace is a favorite tourist destination. It was build for a former Governer of the Crimea, a member of the Tsar's family and a very wealthy man. The palace is a strange mixture of an English country house (one side) and an Arabic palace (other side). Sort of like the Joker's face. Actually i liked the garden better, but me and my better half are still divided over this issue.
There are a lot of cultural features in YALTa i am sure you will find it but take your time,go to the port and only enjoy the atmosphere.People-morè-cruiseship arriving !!!!