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Vorontsov Palace

One of the highlights of Alupka/Yalta is Vorontsov Palace. Built by Count Vorontsov with a Chinese, Turkish, Sottish inspirations. (Wiki has a better description probably)

If you are going there from Yalta, don't take the bus tour (around 110 gryvnyas per person). They are very overpriced (obviously targeted for tourists) and none of them speak English. Of course it's interesting to go with a tour guide and have them talk about history and certain details, but we noticed the tour guides were taking groups to the park and just going on and on about trees and details about them.
So my advise, take a marshrutka, pay 2 gryvnyas per person and do your own tour with a book.

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Oct 29, 2007

Vorontsovsky Palace Museum

Alupka Palace is now an architectural and art museum. It contains the furnishings and art collections, which had been in the palace itself and the collections from other estates of the Southern coast of the Crimea.

After the revolution the Palace was nationalized. The museum was opened in 1921.
In February of 1945 the English delegation which arrived to the Yalta conference was placed there. A very interesting exposition is dedicated to Winston Churchill and his visit the Crimea. If you visit Vorontsov Palace – you’ll see Churchill's headquarters during the Yalta Conference.

Palace highway, 10
72-23-72;
It is opened 10.00-17.00, Monday and Friday is closed.
Entrance fee 50 grivnas ($10)

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Mar 26, 2007

Palace Interiors

There are about 150 rooms in the palace. A lobby, a dining room and a billiard room are tree trimmed in Gothic style. The winter garden and a blue drawing room with stucco moldings are very interesting.

Highlights of the interior include an 1860 Becker piano, a beautiful sun room, and a main dining room with impressive woodwork and a balcony for musicians.

Winter garden - characteristic belonging of the ceremonial European palaces of 19 centuries. Blue drawing room with the stucco moldings is splendid. In the winter garden, in the blue drawing room, and also on the terraces of the portal of southern facade are assembled the sculptural images of the family of Vorontsov and its close ones, copy of the sculptures of antique gods and philosophers.

Halls decorate the fabrics of Italian, French and English painters. Russian painting is the portraits of the work of Levitskiy, Borovikovskiy, by the views of Shchedrin, Orlovskiy, brothers of Cherentsovykh, Ayvazovskiy.

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Mar 26, 2007

Southern façade of the Palace

East and western styles were harmoniously combined in this palace. East style was produced on the southern part of the palace. The southern facade turned to the sea, is executed in Moorish style and copies a known fortress of Arabian caliphs Alhambra in Granada.

On a frieze of a deep niche the 6-times inscription in the Arabian language repeats: "There is no victor save Allah!"

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Northern façade of the Palace

The northern part of the Palace was created in western style. This side of the palace is in the English Tudor style. The main idea of the Count Vorontsov and his architect Blore was to create an organic and integral part of the Palace and surrounding landscape.

One way in which they achieved this idea was by building the Palace from the same stone as the rocks around it. Diabase overlays lead, reinforced with copper pins to give a stable structure built to last and sturdy enough to withstand earthquakes.

The rear facade of palace and its western part - romantic architectural variation on the theme of the "style of Tudors".

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Alupka Park

Masterpiece of landscape designing is the Palace Park. Alupka Park makes up a joined ensemble with Vorontsov Palace. Nowhere in the Crimea except Alupka would you see such combination of architectural...
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