Alupka


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Alupka

 

city in Crimean Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, located 17 km southwest of Yalta. The population is 10,200 (1968). A health resort on the southern shore of the Crimea, Alupka is well protected by the Crimean Mountains, with Mount Ai-Petri, from northern winds. There are from 208 to 246 clear days in the year. The swimming season lasts from the middle of May to the end of September. The grape cure season is from September 15 to November 1. There are sanatoriums for the treatment of primarily noncommunica-ble pulmonary tuberculosis and of bone and glandular tuberculosis. The pseudo-Gothic former palace of Count M. S. Vorontsov with Moorish portals (1828–46, architect E. Blor) is now the Alupka Museum which exhibits furniture, paintings, and porcelain. The palace has two landscaped parks, an upper and a lower one (about 40 hectares), with winding lanes. There are magnolia and cypress groves near the palace. The many diabasic boulders (“chaos”) in the upper park create a picturesque effect. There are three small ponds among dense groves. The settlement of Shev-chenkovo (former Alupka-Sara) lies immediately to the west of Alupka. This settlement also has sanatoriums, including the A. A. Bobrov Sanatorium for children suffering from tuberculosis of the bones.

REFERENCES

Alupinskii dvorets-muzei. Kiev, 1966.
Pal’chikova, A. P. Alupka: Ocherk-putevoditel [2nd ed.]. Simferopol’, 1967.
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The palaces of tsars, princes, and other grandees were obvious points of interest: the royal palaces at Massandra and Livadia, the Vorontsov Palace in Alupka, Crown Prince Karl-Ludwig's residence in Lemberg.
The century-old hospital sits on the shores of the Black Sea in the resort of Alupka, but for the 1,000 children who come for treatment each year, their stay is anything but a holiday.
The next morning I headed to Ai Petri, which is a bit out of town, on my way I stopped to visit the castle palace of Alupka, the residence of count Vorontsof.
A towering figure in the history of the Crimea, who treated Islamic buildings with remarkable sensitivity and care, Vorontsov commissioned designs from Thomas Harrison of Chester (17441829) for a palace intended to be erected at Alupka in the Crimea.
As it was, it was not Harrison who designed the extraordinary palace at Alupka that stands there today, but Edward Blore (1787-1879), a much underrated architect who could sometimes rise to the occasion.
Elson had earlier built the 'Asiatic Pavilion' for the Count and his family to occupy while Alupka was being erected, and he also designed a little masterpiece, the so-called 'Grecian tea-house' by the Black Sea shore at Alupka, now unhappily boarded up because of vandalism.
VIKTOR SOSNORA WAS BORN IN 1936 IN Alupka, in the Crimea, owing, he has said, to his mother's belief that Leningrad was no place for a child.
Churchill and his delegation were assigned to the old Vorontsovski Palace at nearby Alupka, while President Roosevelt and his staff were quartered in the big, beautiful Livonia palace, where the conference was held.
Churchill stayed here during the Yalta conference, while Roosevelt was housed at the more ornate Alupka Palace further down the coast with even more enchanting seascapes, gilded halls, and rare tapestries.