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Vorontsov Palace and Park complex
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Alupka
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 20 March 2015

It is a first place to go in Yalta/Alupka , Park - palace, sea , ask for more! But first before go to museum - use a restroom!

Thank FisherManGreg
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Reviewed 21 October 2014

I loved visiting this palace, it's got unique architecture both from inside and out. There's the main exhibition taking you through the major rooms and there are separate museums around the palace. You can either purchase tickets separately, or you can get a combination ticket. Guided tours in Russian depart almost all the time, I'm not sure about guided tours in other languages though. The grounds surrounding the palace are also beautiful and I highly recommend having a walk through the park, the air is simply marvellous there.

1  Thank Tina Q
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

I visited the Vorontsov Palace twice in my life and I really loved it! It is very beautiful! I loved the architecture of the palace, the park, the atmosphere. Our guide was also very nice and she told us a lot of useful information about the place. It is definitely worth visiting if you are in Crimea!

Thank Constantine M
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Exert from our 3 week travel blogVorontsov Palace is in the town of Alupka, about 11 miles from Yalta - note that the count also had a palace in Odessa, and maybe more. The palace is now a museum and sits in a 40 hectare (apologies to our American friends) park that was the former grounds. If you visit this palace on a bus tour, get ready for some pretty hairy moments as the bus navigates the tiny roads that are at times lined with cars and other buses. There is also a 600M walk from where the bus stops to the palace; this being a Sunday the park was full of young families out with their children for a morning stroll.

Wanting to recapture some of his English upbringing, the count employed the same guy who extended Buckingham Palace, when it came time to build his palace in the Crimea.
We crammed into the entry lobby where our guide ensured that we were OK for entry and announced that photo taking inside was only allowed if you purchased a permit, and that he would buy them for anyone who wanted one using his local currency - and then we could pay him the 1/2 Euro equivalent - at which point he promptly turned around and left the room instructing us to follow, no one got to buy a photo permit! By the time we got to the second room most people had started to take photos anyway, the "guards" did not seem to care - maybe our guide knew this all along.

During the Yalta conference of 1945, Churchill used the Vorontsov Palace as his base, along with his entourage of 300 - some sleeping 8 to a room (the palace is not that big), there are also only 3 bathrooms in the the place. We found many of the palace room to be too small for the size of our tour group, invariably we could not hear what the guide was saying. The interior is in decent shape but there is not much left from the week that Churchill spent here.

Thank SandraW13
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

We visited the Vorontsov Palace while we were on a Black Sea cruise and it was part of a tour that we organised and included the trio of the Vorontsov , the Massandra and the Livadia Palaces .
The three Palaces are really different and each has its own architecture ! While the Livadia Palace is overall the most interesting , the Vorontsov palace is probably the most original and definitly the one with the biggest gardens .
Definitly worth a visit !

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