Crimea — is not only sea and beaches. This Peninsula has attracted the attention of many travelers, traders and conquerors since ancient times, making left on its territory a huge number of traces of history. In this article we will tell you what to see in Crimea. going there on vacation.

It is fair to start with the place that call the unofficial symbol of CrimeaSwallow's nest. reminiscent of a knightly medieval castle. This monument of architecture is located on a 40-meter rock in the village of Gaspar near Yalta. The first version of the structure was built in 1878, and only in 1912, under the project of one of the Russian architectural engineers, the building was rebuilt into the kind that we see today. In 1927, the construction was badly damaged by the Crimean earthquake and was completely restored in 40 years. Since July 2011, the Swallow's Nest has been transferred to municipal property, and the exhibition "The Magic World of Arkhip Kuindzhi", where the famous painting "Moonlight Night on the Dnieper" is located, and near the palace walls there is a large market of Crimean souvenirs.

The next place worth seeing in the Crimea, — city ​​of Bakhchisaray. which is Palace of the Crimean khans. and in the suburbs — vintage cave city Chufut-Kale. based on the Tatar-Mongols settled on the territory of the peninsula. In the palace you can literally touch the history of the Crimean Tatars, in it there is the famous Fountain of Tears, described in one of Pushkin's poems.

We should also talk about Sevastopol. where can I look at the remains of the ancient Greek city of Chersonese, to visit the Museum of the black sea fleet, to go to Balaclava in the Museum of submarines. there are nearby ruins of fortress Chembalo. Hersonissos famous because this city began the spread of Orthodoxy among the Russian people. Regarding the submarine Museum, it must be said that until 1994, in his place was a secret plant for the repair of such weapons.

Also look in the Crimea is a mountain Ai-Petri. namely, to climb on her, using the cable car. which includes Europe's longest unsupported span. The height of the mountain of 1,234 meters above sea level, and it is located just outside the town Alupka. In addition, the city is Vorontsov Palace. built from diabase in the XIX century. The architectural style of this palace combines various elements, collected from different eras. Also worth noting is how this structure harmoniously blends into the surrounding landscape with an unusual terrain.

We recommend to visit Nikitsky Botanical garden. which has the status of national heritage of Ukraine. It was built by order of Emperor Alexander I in 1812. Today in the garden there are more than 30 thousand species, varieties and hybrids of various plants.

In a list of what you can see in the Crimea, must be attributed waterfall Silver jets. which is located near the village of Sokolinoye, Bakhchisaray region at an altitude of about 900 meters above sea level. The place where it is located is very picturesque - stone blocks completely cover the moss, and around it grows beech and hornbeam.

It is also worth to say that in many of these places were filmed numerous feature films. among them the Diamond Arm, The Ordinary Miracle, The Adventures of Pinocchio, D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers, Safo, The Saboteur and many others. Therefore, if you find yourself in the Crimea, some locations will seem very familiar to you, as they could be seen in some film. The places listed in this article are only a small part of the total number of attractions open to tourists on the peninsula.