Palace of Russian Emperor Alexander III in Massandra

Palace of Russian Emperor Alexander III in Massandra

Eastern facade of Massandra Palace in a cloudy Autumn day. Resembling a French chateau, the palace of Emperor Alexander III is situated 5 km North-East from Yalta in Crimean village Massandra that located on elevated and cliffy cape. The castle originally built in 1881-1900 for Tsar Alexander III, but after his death in 1894, the palace in Massandra was finished in 1900 by his son and the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II. This castle was used by Romanovs only as a hunting lodge and the royal family never stayed for a night here, but during the Soviet times, Joseph Stalin decided to use it as his dacha in Crimea.

Photo #045 taken on September 14, 2013

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Crimea #Massandra #Palace #Massandra Palace #French chateau #architecture #landmarks #museums. Crimea Tours #palaces #Castle

Massandra Palace Framed by Trees and Mountains in Background

Massandra Palace Framed by Trees and Mountains in Background

View of the Palace of Russian Emperor Alexander III in Massandra from local garden on a sunny spring day. Resembling a French chateau, the palace is situated 5 km North-East from Yalta in Crimean village Massandra that located on elevated and cliffy cape.

The castle originally built in 1881-1900 for Tsar Alexander III, but after his death in 1894, the palace in Massandra was finished in 1900 by his son and the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II. This castle was used by Romanovs only as hunting lodge and the royal family never stayed for a night here, but during the Soviet times, Joseph Stalin decided to use it as his as his dacha in Crimea.

Photo #235 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #Crimea #Massandra #Massandra Palace #Palace #Russia

At the Fountain in Front of Massandra Palace

At the Fountain in Front of Massandra Palace

The working fountain in a beautiful park in front of Massandra Palace on a nice sunny morning.

The Palace in Massandra resembling a French chateau was built in 1881-1900 for Tsar Alexander III, but after his death in 1894, it was finished in 1900 by his son and the last Russian Tsar, Nicolas II. The castle is located on elevated and cliffy cape. It was used by Romanovs only as a hunting lodge and the royal family never stayed for a night here, but during the Soviet times, Joseph Stalin decided to use it as his dacha in Crimea.

Photo #174 taken on August 13, 2019 during visiting Massandra Palace with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky on the 3rd day of the adventure trip “Discovering Crimea in 6 Days”.

Album: Massandra Estate

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Massandra #palaces #Massandra Palace #fountains #Parks #Crimea #Yalta #Russia #Castle #French chateau #gardens #Romanovs #Alexander III #landmarks #Discover Crimea #Crimea Tours

Sailing in the Sea – Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest”

Sailing in the Sea - Neo-Gothic castle "Swallow's Nest"

The view details of the architecture of a neo-gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: Lastochkino Gnezdo) in Gaspra from a back side. It looks like the decorative castle is sailing to the Black sea.

Swallow’s Nest is the symbol of the south coast of Crimea located between Yalta and Alupka. The beautiful castle was constructed on a rock by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on money commissioned from the owner of this land, Baron von Steingel, a Baltic German noble who had made a fortune extracting oil in Baku, acquired the timber cottage and within a year had it replaced with the current building almost within a year.

In 2011, after 3 months of restoration work estimated to cost $150,000 USD, it was opened as museum. The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #032 taken on September 12, 2013

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #castels #Black Sea #architecture

Neo-Gothic Castle “Swallow’s Nest” – The symbol of the south coast of Crimea

Neo-Gothic Castle "Swallow's Nest" - The symbol of the south coast of Crimea

The decorative Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: Lastochkino Gnezdo) is the symbol of the south coast of Crimea located between Yalta and Alupka. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on money commissioned from the owner of this land, Baron von Steingel, a Baltic German noble who had made a fortune extracting oil in Baku, acquired the timber cottage and within a year had it replaced with the current building almost within a year.

In 2011, after 3 months of restoration work estimated to cost $150,000 USD, it was opened as museum. The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #055 taken on September 12, 2013

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Yalta

Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” on Aurora Cliff

Neo-Gothic castle "Swallow's Nest" on Aurora Cliff

The decorative Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: Lastochkino Gnezdo) is the symbol of the south coast of Crimea located between Yalta and Alupka. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on money commissioned from the owner of this land, Baron von Steingel, a Baltic German noble who had made a fortune extracting oil in Baku, acquired the timber cottage and within a year had it replaced with the current building almost within a year.

In 2011, after 3 months of restoration work estimated to cost $150,000 USD, it was opened as museum. The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #058 taken on September 12, 2013

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #castels #Black Sea

Swallow’s Nest – The Symbol of the South Coast of Crimea

Swallow's Nest - The Symbol of the South Coast of Crimea

View from the top of Aurora Cape on the Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: “Lastochkino Gnezdo”) under a blue sky with fluffy white clouds in the background of the water of the Black Sea and the bay of Yalta city in Autumn season. The castle is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline. It was constructed by the design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on the money of Baron von Steingel.

Photo #068 taken on September 12, 2013

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #architecture #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #castles #Black Sea #Yalta #Discover Crimea #Crimea Tours #Autumn #Aurora Cape #rocks

The Swallow’s Nest Castle on a Rock at Twilight

The Swallow's Nest Castle on a Rock at Twilight

Angle view of the decorative Neo-Gothic castle “Swallow’s Nest” (Russian: Lastochkino Gnezdo) at twilight. It is the symbol of the south coast of Crimea located in Gaspra, between Yalta and Alupka. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood between 1911 and 1912 on money commissioned by the owner of this land, Baron von Steingel, a Baltic German noble who had made a fortune extracting oil in Baku, acquired the timber cottage and within a year had it replaced with the current building almost within a year.

In 2011, after 3 months of restoration work estimated to cost $150,000 USD, it was opened as a museum. The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the Crimea, becoming the symbol of the Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #714 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Castle #Crimea #Gaspra #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #castels #Black Sea #twilight

Fairytale Swallow’s Nest Castle and Yalta Bay in Twilight

Fairytale Swallow's Nest Castle and Yalta Bay in Twilight

Beautiful view from a top of Aurora Cliff of Ai-Todor Cape in Gaspra on the Neo-Gothic castle situated on the steep 40-metre (130 ft) high rock in background of Black Sea and illuminated Yalta Bay in evening twilight. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood in Neo-Gothic style between 1911 and 1912. It became one of the most popular visitor attractions in Crimea and the symbol of Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #728 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #rock #Aurora cliff #Garpra #Swallow’s Nest #Lastochkino Gnezdo #landmarks #Castle #buildings #architecture #Neo-Gothic #Crimea #Russia #Crimean #symbol #emblem #twilight #night photography #Yalta #Great Yalta #beautiful #attraction #Black Sea #Yalta Bay #seascapes

Swallow’s Nest Castle on Aurora cliff in Twilight

Swallow's Nest Castle on Aurora cliff in Twilight

Decorative castle Swallow’s Nest (Lastochkino Gnezdo) castle on a rock over the Black Sea in spring twilight. The small castle resembling a medieval knight’s castle situated on the steep 40-metre (130 ft) high Aurora Cliff of Ai-Todor Cape in Gaspra near Great Yalta. The beautiful castle was constructed by design of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood in Neo-Gothic style between 1911 and 1912. It became one of the most popular visitor attractions in Crimea and the symbol of Crimea’s southern coastline.

Photo #731 taken on May 02, 2017

Album: Swallow’s Nest Castle in Gaspra

Categories: Architectural

Tags: #Aurora cliff #Black Sea #Castle #Crimea #Crimean #Garpra #Great Yalta #landmarks #Lastochkino Gnezdo #Neo-Gothic #Russia #Swallow’s Nest #twilight #Yalta #architecture #attraction #beautiful #buildings #emblem #night photography #rock #symbol