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 trip builder website .
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  • The Palace of the Crimean Khans in Bakhchisarai is the embodiment of the spirit of the East. The architectural complex vividly reflects the national color of the Crimean Tatar people. Having suffered many cataclysms in the form of pseudo-restorations, constructions and reconstructions, the Khan Palace miraculously preserved the unique atmosphere of medieval life. Walking through the cozy chambers of high-ranking beys and their wives, it seems that they have just been here. Their barely perceptible shadows can be found in the Khan cemetery, but do not be afraid. If you respect history, its ghosts will not touch you. The beauty of the Crimean throne Until the early 16th century, the Crimean Khans lived in the fortress of Kirk-Or or Chufut-Kale. The ancient reports of the Moscow ambassadors, dating back to 1492, in which the Hans...
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  • Bakhchisarai and the surrounding area are a very interesting place to visit. Khan Palace is small, cozy. From it you can go to the Open Monastery. Cave towns are also required to visit.
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