Alupka, Crimea, Russia - Vorontsov's Palace and Park in Alupka
It is hard to imagine an architectural monument more romantic than the Alupka Palace of Count M. S. Vorontsov, the former Governor-General of the Novorossiysk Territory.
It was built in 1828-1846 to the design of Edward Blore, one of the best English architects. The bold, unusual design and original architecture, as well as marble lion sculptures lend it an inimitable character.
The immense park around the palace is one of the finest on the Southern Coast of Crimea.