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Livadia Palace and Park Museum-Reserve
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Livadiya
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Marion, Massachusetts, USA
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“Worth it!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Not as extraordinary as Alupka but definitely worth a visit for the historical significance- FDR, Churchill and Stalin met here for the Yalta conference. There are greta photos and film footage. The palace is nice but pales in comparison to Alupka

Visited October 2012
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“Historical building - nice setting”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Athough it's best known in the West for the 1945 meeting of Chuchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, in the Crimea it's predominently remembered as the summer home of Czar Nicholas and his family. It's an attractive building, in white limestone, with beautiful gardens surrounding it, sloping down toward the sea. Entry fee was 25 Hryvnia (about $3) and inside there's a series of rooms maintained in their original form, either as they were during the 1945 conference or in the time of the Czar. No wandering about by youself, you have to have a guide, fortunately ours was licenced to do the tour with us. The tour was mildly interesting and there are some nice exhibits that you can get up close and personal with (no touching), but after the tenth or eleventh room it all started to blend into one continuous haze of dark wood with the babble of competing guides voices breaking the otherwise peaceful atmosphere. The gardens around the palace looked interesting, unfortunately we didn't have time to explore them but we did stop at the Church of the Exhaltation of the Cross, in the same grounds, a nice little stop on your way to the exit.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Historic location”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We were so interested to see the site of the historic Yalta conference with so many interesting photos. YOu can see the room FDR slept in. The architecture is also interesting. Grounds are beautiful. Mobbed with tour groups.

Visited October 2012
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“Historically interesting palace”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

This palace was used for the Yalta conference in 1945 when Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to determine the future shape of post war Europe and to consider the creation of the United Nations organisation. For anyone interested in history this alone would be enough but of course the palace also contains much relating to the last days of Imperial Russia, due to it being used by Tsar Nicholas II as his summer residence. Naturally the rooms are sumptuous, the gardens beutiful and there are many photographs of the conference. One can actually touch the table when the leaders sat when negotiating. Well worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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