Photos Yalta
Photos Yalta

Photos - Yalta

Comtourist spend a couple of days on the Yalta beaches in 2006. We also visited the famous Swallows Nest and Livadia Palace, the location of the Yalta conference. We stayed in the Intourist Yalta Hotel Complex, the biggest hotel of the Soviet Union constructed in 1977.

In Tsarist times the Crimea was an exclusive place of retreat where the elite had their dacha’s and palaces. In 1920 Lenin declared the Crimea to be used for the Medical Treatment of the Working People. Many sanatoria for tired Soviet workers were constructed around Yalta. There were not many other places where Soviet worker could enjoy a seaside holiday, so Yalta grew to a massive communist holiday resort. The Soviet elite also had their dacha’s around Yalta and Stalin used the Massandra Palace as his summer residence. Yalta’s name became anchored in history after the Yalta Conference where the Big Three drew the map of post war Europe.

Yalta - Yalta hills

Yalta between the Black Sea and the hills seen from a ship

Yalta - Ukrainian government building

Ukrainian government building with Hammer and sickle on the front

Yalta - Exhibition building

The Yalta Exhibition building, typical 1980s Soviet architecture

Yalta - Exhibition building

Socialist Realist wall fresco on the Yalta Exhibition building

Yalta - Exhibition building

Typical contrast expensive cars and Soviet era art in Yalta

Yalta - Lenin Street

The main street in Yalta was still named Lenin street in 2006

Yalta - Yalta beaches

Typical Black sea cobble beaches with concrete dams in Yalta

Yalta - Yalta beaches

People enjoying the nice Crimean weather on the beaches of Yalta

Yalta - Yalta beaches

Russian banding guests enjoying the Black Sea beaches of Yalta

Yalta - Yalta beaches

Soviet era boulevards with shops and cafe’s at Yalta’s beaches

Yalta - Hotel Yalta

Intourist Hotel Yalta, one of the biggest Hotels in the world

Yalta - Hotel Yalta

Front of the giant Yalta Hotel complex with folklore decorations

Yalta - Hotel Yalta

Hotel Yalta with artistic decorations above the entrance

Yalta - Hotel Yalta

From the Side Hotel Yalta is an impressive building as well

Yalta - Hotel Yalta

Stylish Intourist logo on a gate of the Yalta Hotel complex

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