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“Evidence of the tsar”

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
South Wingfield, United Kingdom
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“Evidence of the tsar”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The palace was built for the last tsar, thouh his family had little chance to use it before tbe First World War started. One door is unusual as the crest of the tsar has survived in the surrounding stonework. It is the door you enter by. More interesting are the relics and pictures of the Yalta conference that took place here in 1945. The tour is interesting, and the grouns, with clear views of the Black Sea and of Yalta in the bay, are very well kept.

Visited July 2012
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Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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“History was made here - Europe Divided”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

A must for WWII history buffs, the Livadia Palace in Yalta Ukraine is where Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met in 1944 to decide on the division of post war Europe, and determined the Cold War fate that followed. Preserved as a museum with the original rooms, furniture etc. still as it was then, and includes a multitude of historic photos. My only complaint, and it was not a huge one as I know the history well, was that the guided tour was in Russian only. I would definitely return again to take in what I likely missed the first time. Located in beautiful and historic Crimea, the entire peninsula is worth the trip.

Visited March 2012
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new york
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“Livadia Palace, Yalta, Ukraine”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Standing in the room where Stalin, Churchill and FDR discussed the end of WWII and the division of Europe, where history was made, was exciting and chilling. The tour is very informative, the palace well preserved, the historical items keep with respect but yet visible, not hidden. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. It was like stepping into history. You can see from the photos how fragile FDR was at the time and how difficult the journey must have been for him. If you are in Yalta, it is a MUST visit!


Visited August 2012
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Pleasant surroundings, and a great deal of historical importance to hear about! The tour was fascinating, and we learned a lot. Visited in Spring 2008.

Visited March 2012
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Perth, Australia
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“An Appointment With History”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Visiting the Livadia Palace located close to the port city of Yalta is a chance to wander back through recent history. This palace is the location where Winston Churchill, Jozef Stalin & Franklin D Roosevelt met for the ''Yalta'' Conference in 1945. We were blessed with a beautiful guide who spoke perfect English and made the whole experience quite enjoyable. This can be a hard thing to find in Ukraine as most guides (Odessa) make the tour disastrous. This is not the most beautiful of the palaces, but the historical significance makes it extremely interesting. There is an excellent photo presentation and actual film footage which makes it very real and of such great importance. It was the virtual beginning of the ''Iron Curtain''. Yalta itself is a great destination. If you like a beautiful city, great iconic palaces and the mentality of a holiday resort, this is the place. All the Russian palaces are magnificent and this was the holiday centre for the Csars. The city, though small relies heavily on the Csar Nicholas story and the Yalta Conference. The mountains are scenic and the profuse of Cypress Trees make t6he whole place clean & inviting.This town is not cheap by East European standards but great value. Of the places you can visit in the Ukraine this is among the best. The small population is boosted by tourism and all the guides I saw spoke beautiful English. This is a friendly, interesting and beautiful city. There doesn't appear to be any remnant of what was once percieved to be an oppressed society. This is a great city and certainly worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
Thank William B
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