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Sights and Tourist Attractions in Bakhchisaray

The Summer Pavilion
Operation: year round
The only existing sample of the Tartar palace architecture, Khan Palace in Bakhchisaray steadily attracts Crimea visitors. The Palace was founded in 1532 as a patrimonial residence of Tartar sovereigns. And starting from then, during next two and a half hundred years, each Crimean Khanate ruler cont
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Chufut Kale
Operation: year round
Chufut-Kale is the best preserved cave town in the Crimea. It is located on a plateau at 200-meter height above the surrounding valleys and bordered with 50-meter steep cliffs. One still can see defense towers, walls, gates, narrow streets and residential estate consisting of two buildings, Karaite
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Uspensky Monastery
Operation: year round
Golden-domed Uspensky Monastery stands out on the rocks with its white walls and beautiful frescoes. Broad, carved in cliffs, staircase leads to this magnificent temple. Scenic surroundings of the Mariam-Dere gorge add exquisite charm to the Churches and Monastery. There are plenty of legends about
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Karaim Graveyard
Operation: year round
A small valley nearby the Chufut Kale Cave Town has been serving a cemetery for the Karaite people starting from the 13th century. Biblical name of Josaphat has replaced the old one of Balta-Tiymez, which meant “untouchable by ax” and referred to oak trees which were sacred for Karaites and abun
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Now we are back from Odessa an the Crimea. The travel was very successful. We have seen so much (Odessa, Simferopol, Sevastopol, Jalta, Sudak, Koktebel).
Thank for making the connection with the Eugene (Sneshkin). He guided us well, aslo his cousin with the same name.

In this "Thanks" is more than words, because for me it was really a dream to see Odessa and the Crimea. I read a lot of Novels and as a person from the former GDR I saw same things I know from the past. And the developing in the "new" world is enough interesting for me.

With warm greetings, especially to the trees on the Boulevards in Odessa!

Esther and Joachim, Germany

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