The dreamy Swallow’s Nest castle in Crimea

Swallow’s Nest castle in Crimea – The beauty you see in the picture is now what is called “the Swallow’s Nest castle” near Yalta on the Crimean shore in southern Ukraine. It is the place that offers its visitors romanticism and peace. Decorative castle located at Gaspra, a small spa town between Yalta and Alupka, on the Crimean peninsula. It was built between 1911 and 1912 , on top of the 40-metre (130 ft) high Aurora Cliff, in a Neo-Gothic design by the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood for the Baltic German oil millionaire Baron von Steingel.

The interior of the guest room is decorated with wooden panels; the walls of the rest of the rooms are stuccoed and painted.

The castle overlooks the Cape of Ai-Todor on the Black Sea coast and is located near the remains of the Roman castrum of Charax.

The Swallow’s Nest is one of the most popular visitor attractions in Crimea, becoming the symbol of Crimea’s southern coastline.

The building is compact in size, measuring only 20 m (66 ft) long by 10 m (33 ft) wide. Its original design envisioned a foyer, guest room, stairway to the tower, and two bedrooms on two different levels within the tower.

Overlooking the cape of Ai-Todor, the castle is situated on top of a 40m-high Aurora Cliff facing the Black Sea.

An observation deck rings the building, providing a view of the sea, and Yalta’s distant shoreline.


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