Khan’s Palace, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered the gem of Moorish architecture that compares it with luxurious palaces of the Alhambra in Spain and the Topkapi in Turkey.
Surrounded by mountains with the sharp lines of limestone cliffs, the smooth curves of forested slopes and orchards, the Khan's Palace with its magnificent mosques, formidable Court Halls, lurking harem, Fountain of Tears and sorrowful mausoleums is located in the very heart of the Crimean Peninsula – in the city of Bakhchisaray. Its construction began in the early 16th century as family residence of the Girays dynasty - the rulers of the Crimean state. It is the real world of the East – intricate, incomprehensible, woven from the finest “threads” of mastery of many geniuses… The abundance of light, lots of flowers, vitis climbing the high stone walls, cascading fountains, and miniature pools with goldfish...
Visiting Bakhchisaray, you understand that have a chance to enter a true Oriental fairy tale – elegant, colorful and intriguing.