Saturday 24th of August 2019, 17:40 CET
Swallows" Nest
April 22, 2001
Brama Travel Board

Written by Natasha
Posted by HW on August 24, 2019

Industrialist - Earthquake - Restaurant
The Swallows" Nest castle is located some 8 miles west of Yalta. it was built on top of the cliff, thus the name, in 1912. It was actually the villa of a rich German industrialist who wanted his summer retreat to be built like a Reine castle.

In 1927 there was a strong earthquake in Yalta and part of the rock underneath the castle fell into the sea. The building was closed to visitors for years until in the seventies the restoration works started and later an Italian restaurant was opened there. The restaurant is pretty expensive, maybe one of the most expensive in Yalta.

Getting there
The best way to get there is by boat. The castle lies in the park area owned by a big holiday hotel and they would not allow cars to drive through unless you have a special permission or probably, pay the bribe. There is no history there whatsoever and plenty of stories about the place just because of the unusual location of the building.

If you buy your ticket from the ferry station it is about $1 as it was mentioned. As soon as you arrive at the Swallow"s Nest buy a return ticket for the time suitable for you. The booking office is just near the exit. Then climb up a steep staircase to the top (about 90 feet, not strenuous) and walk around.

Close to the Castle there are ruins of what was once a medieval monastery and before the biggest Roman fortress on the northern Black Sea coast. Not much can be seen because of the devastating earthquake of 1927. Get back to the pier on time and take a right boat back to Yalta. Just come to the man who would be checking tickets and say word Yalta. He will point the right boat to you. It is very easy.
 
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