Swallow’s Nest

Swallow’s Nest is a decorative castle near Yalta, Crimea. It was built in neo-Gothic style between 1911 and 1912 near Gaspra, on a cliff overlooking the sea (40 meters high) and is the work of the Russian architect Leonid Sherwood. The castle dominates the cape of Ai-Todor on the Black Sea and is located a short distance from the ruins of the Roman camp of Charax. Swallow’s Nest is one of the most visited monuments in Crimea and has become the symbol of the southern coast of the peninsula. building is quite small (20 m long and 10 m wide). The original design included an entrance, a guest room, a staircase to the tower and two rooms on different levels in the tower. The interior of the guest room is decorated with wood paneling, while the walls of the other rooms feature stucco and paintings. A panoramic balcony surrounds the building, with a magnificent view of the sea and the distant coast of Yalta.

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