Massandra Palace

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Massandra Palace
Architectural Buildings • Art Museums • History Museums
09:00 - 19:15
09:00 - 16:15
09:00 - 16:15
09:00 - 16:15
09:00 - 16:15
09:00 - 16:15
09:00 - 19:15
09:00 - 16:15

383 reviews
Very good

Theodoros P
Athens, Greece100 contributions
Hidden Gem.
Jul 2017 • Family
Before you exit Massandra, there is the Massandra Palace.
It is an interesting place with historical values and beauty.
Hidden from the streets and the noise, you can visit this palace after or before your visit in the Massandra winery.
Small place with a large history.
Written 7 July 2017
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Gal m
Thornhill, Canada54 contributions
Massandra Palace
Apr 2015 • Family
If you will go to Masandra combine your visit of winery and palace together. According to local gradation the palace is mediocre but locals are spoiled. They have Livadia, Voroncov palaces in close proximity, the architecture in Yalta, Mishor, Simeiz, Alupka, Sebastopol and Simferopol is very elegant, southern stile ( some classical details are everywhere in old buildings). History of the peninsula goes to BC thus be prepared to hear a lot of stories. It is worth to hire a privat guide since they are very educated and usually witty.
Written 12 March 2016
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine130 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
The architecture is quite nice and overall it is worth visiting! May not be my favourite palace but still it is very nice!
Written 8 January 2016
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Hong Kong, China67 contributions
Slightly confusing
Apr 2013 • Friends
The outer area of the Massandra Palace is quite stunning. The place is well kept and a pleasure to stroll on the grounds around the Palace. We parked at the bottom and walked up to the Palace from the main road. It was a nice hike. A small cafe set for refreshments when you pass through the gate has a delightful collection of wine from the region and worth a visit.

The "cassa" for paying is on the left side of the front of the building. If you have a student ID, you can get a small discount. There are fairly frequent tours around the building in Russian and Ukrainian. No English.

You then walk around to what looks like the back of the building and go downstairs to enter. In the entrance, you must put on shoe covers. The floors in the Palace are original and very well preserved (partially thanks to the shoe covers) in most areas. In the downstairs area there's a historical journey through photos of the creation of the Palace. Not much is in English, but we figured out that originally it was built by a Lord and taken over by the Tzar when the Lord got sick (and died?) and couldn't finance the remainder of the construction.

On the first floor through a series of closed doors, the women who worked there beckoned us into the dining room that was originally for the Tzar and then for Stalin when he took the place over. You'll notice in this room as well as many others there are patches of paint allowed to peak through the ceiling. These vines, flowers and other shapes are the original ceiling. The remainder was painted over in white by Stalin. This was done partially because the roof was severely damaged during the war and left to the elements which destroyed a lot of hand painted ceiling.

The second floor has a mix of artifacts. The woodwork is really impressive. They could use a few signs helping people figure out where to go. We tried to go through the door at the top of the stairs and told that we were at the end of the tour so we went through another doorway into a hall and nearly went outside because nothing was marked. You never know what door can be opened and what door you are not to touch. Downstairs we would have missed loads without going through the unmarked doors. Upstairs, we thought it would be the same. Other than the staff yelling at us, the confusion as to which way to go was hilarious. A very Mr. Bean moment.

Some of the furniture in the rooms looked like it was from Ikea, but there were some exquisite pieces. Hopefully more funds will be set aside for restoration and this will be an outstanding museum in the future.
Written 21 April 2013
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Massandra Palace is open:
  • Sun - Fri 09:00 - 16:15
  • Sat - Sat 09:00 - 19:15

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