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“Charming Photo Stop, Explore Further Only If Time Permits” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Swallow's Nest

Swallow's Nest
Gaspra 98300, Ukraine
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Gaspra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Charming Photo Stop, Explore Further Only If Time Permits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Swallows Nest is charming and worthy of a photo stop. However, this tantalizing castle does not have the historical significance nor architecture of nearby attractions such as Livadia and Alupka Palaces.

Visited September 2012
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Salem, Oregon
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“Very Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

It is very nice from the view, just make sure that you are up to walking up many stairs to reach the top from the boat docks below.

Visited July 2012
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Galati, Romania
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“Saw it in it's best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The Swallow's Nest is beautiful. But there are two ways of seeing/visiting it. Go there by car, or... go there by boat!
We took a speed-boat trip from the Yalta Promenade (cheap - 50 Grivna) and went to see the Nest from underneath. You feel like it's gonna fall any minute...
Amazing sensation with an amazing view.

Visited September 2012
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“Extremely pretty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

We took the 25 minute boat-trip to Swallow's Nest. Unfortunately we don't understand Ukrainian and the boat ticket had no pier number. However the boat trip was pleasant once we found the boat at pier 9.

The steps up to Swallow's Nest are lined with souvenir stalls and it was very crowded. However most people don't actually pay the fee in to see within the building, so it was relaxed inside.

A hour is long enough to spend there as there is nowhere to eat. Get back to the pier early for the return trip. It was a melee, with some ladies getting very aggressive.

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“Looks like the castle in Disney World”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

It is a short photo-op, worth taking. It is on the way to the major palaces.

Visited June 2012
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