Swallow's Nest, Gaspra

Perched right on the edge of a rocky cliff above the ocean, Swallow's Nest stands as one of the region's (and Ukraine's) most popular sights and most recognizable symbols. Originally built in 1912 by a wealthy German, the "castle" boasts ornate Neo-Gothic architecture. Visit the manor house and take a peek over the railing at the 40 m (130 ft) drop that descends directly into the Black Sea. Wander the grounds to take advantage of the panoramic view (the interior of the building is off-limits). Keep in mind that the hike from the parking lot to the structure is a long one, so wear comfortable shoes. Add Swallow's Nest to your Gaspra travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Gaspra trip builder website .
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  • One of the nicest, cleanest, quiet, scenic places. Superhost Mary was the best! We so appreciated the chocolates, eggs, butter, bread and home made jam  more »
  • The Swallow's Nest or Love Nest is a decorative castle located at Gaspra, a small town between Yalta and Alupka, in Crimea. It was built between 1911 and 1912, on top of the 40-metre (130 ft) high A...  more »
  • Famous Swallows nest, very well recommended for a visit if you never seen it. Quiet crowded touristic place. You can walk down to it from Livadia palace and take a boat from it to Yaltas seafront. Enjoy your trip and Crimea
  • Better by boat not by car
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