Massandra Palace is situated 3-4 km. North-East from Yalta. Resembling a French chateau, the castle originally built for Tsar Alexander III. Alexander III died (1894), before Palace was finished (finished by Nicolas II in 1902). Massandra Palace was used by last Russian Tsar Nicolas II as a hunting lodge (Romanovs family never stayed for a night here!). In Soviet time it was Govermental summer dacha (used by leaders of Communist Party of Soviet Union).
Crimea with a private guide Sergey Sorokin: one-day and many-day tours sightseeing & hiking
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