Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Bakhchisaray

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Tour Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve, a gem of Ottoman architecture that represents the traditional Crimean Tatar lifestyle of the 16th century. Dating back to the 1500s, this complex contains mosques, a cemetery, and former palaces spread across 4 hectares (10 acres) of landscaped gardens. Similar Islamic structures can be found in only a few places within Europe, including the Alhambra in Spain. Observe the compound ornaments fashioned by artists from Turkey, Italy, and Iran, and take time to explore the interior's fountains and bronze furnishings. Look for the fountain of tears that Qirim Giray Khan built for his wife. You'll also encounter one of the largest mosques in Crimea here, built in 1532. To visit Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve on your holiday in Bakhchisaray, and find out what else Bakhchisaray has to offer, use our Bakhchisaray.
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  • As June 2018 there still was going some restoration but you can enter, following directions and enjoy history and art. You need a ticket to enter and can request a tour guide as the history is very...  more »
  • It's way simpler than what you might think of a palace, but it has it's own stories and things to see.  more »

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