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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  • Visiting the Khan Palace is of course worth it, but you will not see much luxury. Tours are only group. Some parts of the buildings are in a deplorable condition. It's a beautiful patio. Nevertheless, the photos on the stump remain very cute.
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  • Last time I was there in 10 years, I wanted to compare impressions. There is no normal parking, queues at the ticket office, most of the palace on renovation and tired tour guides to serve a room. It is felt, by the appearance and interiors of the palace, what a deaf province of the Muslim world was the Crimean Khanate. I can only recommend it as a passing inspection.
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