Cave Town of Chufut-Kale, Bakhchisaray

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Walk through the remains of , once a settlement of different peoples, particularly those from the Crimean Karaite culture. While the origins of the site are a mystery, numerous legends tell stories of Biblical and ancient roots. It's likely that the town dates back to Byzantine times, around the 6th century. Some believe it represents the rise of feudalism in Crimea around the year 1000. Here you can see remains of ancient monuments, guard towers, and man-made caves. Tour the former houses and palaces with windows facing vast green hills and cliffs, and enter the expansive complexes of cave dwellings. Some of the structures served as jails, others as temples. Read stories about medieval tortures that occurred in the secret chambers of this town. Plan your Cave Town of Chufut-Kale visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bakhchisaray using our Bakhchisaray online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Had to walk about 1.5 km from the cave monastery and some up to hill but nothing too difficult - just have water with you! You need to buy a ticket (cash only) to enter the museum site and you can...  more »
  • From the most interesting places to visit... There is about a km to walk but easy for most people, beautiful view from the caves and nice walk throughout the whole place... MUST SEE!!!  more »
  • Awesome place to visit
  • Historical attraction with old architecture. Spectacular views and nice healthy hike road. Very well recommended for active tourists Bring some water and snacks you do a small picknick on top of it. Enjoy local history and Crimea

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