Sightseeing in Simferopol - what to see. Complete travel guide

Simferopol is one of the largest cities in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Ukraine. The city is located between the Inner and Outer chains of the Crimean Mountains in the valley Salgir River. Simferopol is a really important economic, administrative and cultural center of Ukraine.
Simferopol is sure to appeal to fans of exciting excursions, as there are many interesting sights in the city. The Vorontsov Palace is located in a beautiful park; it is a prominent landmark … Open
The capital of Crimea is full of interesting historical sights and monuments. The city has monuments devoted to Prince Dolgorukiy, Suvorov, famous people of culture and art, heroes of World War II, and the memorial to the victims of Stalin's expulsions of 1944. In front of the Supreme Soviet of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea you will see the Soviet tank T-34 installed on the pedestal. The tank is set in honor of the city's liberation from Nazi occupation. Prince Mikhail Semenovich Vorontsov Palace is a well-known architectural monument. This palace is located in the Botanical Garden of the Taurida National University.
This city is also famous for its beautiful parks - Vorontsovsky Park, in which you will see a wonderful sight of landscape architecture the mansion of Pallas and the house of Count Vorontsov, and the urban recreation park with its wonderful atmosphere. Simferopol is famous for numerous cultural institutions located in this city. The city’s suburbs are no less interesting as here you will find Kebir Jami Mosque, the ruins of the ancient Scythian Naples city, a natural landmark named Snake Cave, Skelsky stalactite cave, the two-story mansion of Dinzer, and Republican Crimean Tatar Museum of Art. Copyright
Simferopol is a popular family resort that has all the best for an exciting and varied pastime. Travelers who like to relax outdoors should definitely visit local parks; the most famous … Open
Simferopol Kenasa is an interesting religious sight. It was built in the 19th century on the initiative of the local Karaim community. This construction is an amazing architectural monument, which combines elements of Moorish, Byzantine and Gothic style. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Kenasa came to desolation. Only in 2014, it became possible to complete its reconstruction and return the religious monument to the community.
No less interesting sight of the 19th century is the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Several years ago, a convent was founded in the area. The temple was built in the best tradition of classical style. Sky-blue domes, unique Corinthian capitals, and arches are its distinctive features. This temple is one of the few in the region that continued to function even in Soviet times. It's a miracle it managed to avoid destruction so typical for those times. Currently, visitors can admire the most beautiful elements of old design. Many unique religious artifacts are kept in the walls of the church.
1. You can get to the city center from the airport by trolley bus route 9 or any of the numerous taxis. The city has excellent public transport system; buses and trolleybuses can literally … Open
Gorgeous Alexander Nevsky Cathedral was founded in 1829. However, the construction that the guests of Simferopol see now, has been erected only recently. In 1930, they blew a beautiful cathedral up, as hundreds of other religious buildings. The revival of the ancient church began in 1999. Modern architects managed to erect a cathedral for 4 years. They created a beautiful garden, paths for walks, and equipped recreation areas.
Central Museum of Tauris occupies one of the most beautiful historic buildings nowadays. It presents diverse and exciting expositions. The museum has collections of unique ethnographic pieces and archaeological finds, discovered in the immediate vicinity of Simferopol. There is also an extensive natural-science exposition. Medieval jewelry and engravings are considered one of the most valuable exhibits.
Visit to Simferopol’s restaurant will be a great addition to the rest, as in the city there are places suitable for everyone. Budget travelers like the Chisken House restaurant; its … Open
Among specialized museums, the Museum of Chocolate is worth noting. As one can guess by name, all its pieces are made of chocolate. The museum has a small cafe, where you can taste brand cakes and pastries. Those with a sweet tooth can visit an excellent candy store.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Simferopol
♥   Castle 'Chufut Kale fortress' , 27.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mangup' , 45.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Swallow’s Nest Castle' , 57.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Simferopol
♥   National Park 'Azovo-Sivashskiy' , 154.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Simferopol from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Balaclava Naval Base

From the series “Famous Abandoned Military Bases and Forts”
The museum is quite large, its visitors have a chance to look into the preserved old dry dock - a place where the submarines were repaired a few decades ago. The arsenal of the military base has also been preserved and today represents the largest exposition of the museum. At present the military-historical complex is being renovated. It is planned to expand the size of the museum soon and to complement the collection with new unique exhibits. The military base is open to visitors all year round. … Read further

Swallow Nest

From the series “The Most Wonderful Castles and Palaces”
The numerous earthquakes have influenced the shape of the building. The walls were cracked. It was dangerous not only to live in the castle, but simply to stay for a while. After a major reconstruction and a series of fortifications, the castle became accessible to visitors in 2002. After the opening, the renowned national cuisine restaurant was located for a couple of years. Next to the castle there was a souvenir market. Since 2011, the unique castle has been the property of the municipality and is used to hold various exhibitions and preserve the rich art scene. … Read further

Sightseeing in regions nearby Simferopol

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