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Swallow's Nest, Gaspra

#6 of 100 in Things to do in Yalta Municipality
Must see · Observation Deck · Mysterious Site
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.....  more »
  • Beautiful mountains ❤️ I can say that it’s my one of the best places In Crimea! Of you’ve been in Crimea and didn’t see this place - you need to come back!
  • Beautiful small castle on the rock. It's famous Swallow's Nest. This castle is one of the visiting places of Crimea. From its high platform every guest can see the beautiful landscape: Black Sea with ships and boats, rocks and hills. It's amazing! It worth to visit Swallow's Nest.

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