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Vorontsov Palace

Located at the foot of the Crimean mountains, near the town of Alupka, stands the imposing and whimsical Vorontsov Palace, a historic building that is two centuries old. Built under the command and orders of Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov, this ostentatious palace was intended to be used as a simple summer house.

Its construction began in 1828 and was completed 20 years later, in 1848. It has a spectacularly large garden of no less than 40 hectares inhabited by floral species brought from all over the world. Almost a century after its construction began, the palace was taken over and nationalized after the revolution of 1921.

Later, during the Second World War, it became one of the objectives of Hitler who ordered its destruction, however the advance of enemy troops prevented its demolition. Later it was converted into a museum and is open to the public, so if you decide to make a tour of this place you can walk through its beautiful and large gardens, crossing the entrance of Arabic style and know the most important rooms of the 150 that the palace has.

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