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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  • Swallow's Nest is rightfully considered to be the most recognizable sight of Crimea. Castle on the edge of a 40-metre cliff. Hardly anything new can be added. Look better from a distance than near........
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  • The most charming place on JUK. Fairy-tale castle. No matter how many times here, you want to come back again and again.
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  • It’s worth the way up and down, amazing view outside, but nothing interesting inside. It’s better to come earlier in the morning, because after 11 am there are lots of people.
  • Wonderful place..lovers point. 🥰😍 Calm and beautiful sea.
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