Evpatoria park “Crimea in miniature”

Facade of the central entrance to the Evpatoria Park of Miniatures
Facade of the central entrance to the Evpatoria Park of Miniatures

What to do if on vacation you want to see all the sights of the peninsula at once, but you can’t grasp the immensity? We must go to the Yevpatoria park “Crimea in miniature”. There, a generalized version of the excursion route has been created: 45 of the most important sights are combined into one exhibition.

The museum is open-air and looks more like an observation deck. You can get around it in about an hour. You will be “transported” to Yalta, Feodosia, Mishor, Sudak, Bakhchisarai and Sevastopol, having examined in one fell swoop the famous Crimean palaces and other interesting places of the Crimea.

Statues in the park
Statues in the park

It is curious that the exhibition travels to other cities. So, in the year of the reunification of the peninsula with Russia, all the best miniatures were presented at the exhibition “I love you, Crimea …” in St. Petersburg.

Miniature swallow's nest
Miniature swallow’s nest

History of Museum Complex “Crimea in Miniature

The Evpatoria Museum Complex “Crimea in Miniature” is not a pilot project. Similar parks were previously opened in Alushta and Bakhchisarai. Evpatoria decided to “adopt” this idea in 2013. And they paid off: on the opening day alone, more than seven thousand guests came to the park.

A distinctive feature of the Evpatoria park is magical lighting. As many as 100,001 light bulbs did not regret it. Many tourists come here in the evening.

Bakhchisarai Palace
Bakhchisarai Palace

What to see

Like a bird’s eye view, you can see masterfully made models of attractions on a scale of 1:25.

In the Evpatoria zone, you will see the asymmetrical villa “Sphinx”, created in the neo-Greek style. In fact, this building in the resort has been preserved and is located on Duvanovskaya street. See the Juma Jami Mosque, the Egia Kapay Synagogue, the Local History Museum and the Alpine Rose Summer Cottage.

In the Miniature Park in the evening - illuminated exhibits
In the Miniature Park in the evening – illuminated exhibits

The atmosphere of Yalta is recreated by an “inflorescence” of 7 objects. There is a “visiting” card of the Crimea – the layout of the “Swallow’s Nest”. The collection is complemented by luxurious palaces – Livadiyskiy, Massandrovskiy and Vorontsovskiy. Among the original miniatures are the Yasnaya Polyana castle, the Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ and the Chekhov house-museum.

In a multipark
In a multipark

Recreated in the park “Crimea in miniature” and other unique objects: the Bakhchisarai palace of the khans, the Sevastopol monument to the sunken ships, the Count’s pier, the misty bell in Chersonesos, the Genoese fortress in Sudak.

Park “Crimea in miniature” at different times of the year

The open-air museum is especially comfortable to spend time in the summer. The exhibits are in the shade of trees, between convenient park paths.

In spring, when there is no heat and crowds of tourists, tourists often come to Evpatoria for this mega-excursion: a trip to different Crimean attractions in one place.

In autumn and winter, the Yevpatoria park “Crimea in miniatures” is open to everyone. The observation decks are well-groomed, and the Crimean weather allows you to walk for a long time.

Zoo on site
Zoo on site

Evpatoria park “Crimea in miniature” is a dream of hunters for rare shots. This place is just made for photo shoots. Excellent pictures are obtained against the background of the “Swallow’s Nest”, the Grafskaya pier, the Misty Bell of Chersonesos. We are talking about both panoramic photos, which professional photographers love so much, and selfies.

Many pictures will receive signatures like “Gulliver in the mini-republic of Crimea” or “Big man – a great voyage across the Crimea.” The photo session will be successful even for amateurs and will leave excellent shots in memory of the peninsula.

All miniatures
Villa Sphinx
Villa Sphinx
Palace of Princess Gagarina
Palace of Princess Gagarina
Baydar Gate
Baydar Gate
Church of Peter and Paul in Sevastopol
Church of Peter and Paul in Sevastopol
Church of the Resurrection of Christ (Foros)
Church of the Resurrection of Christ (Foros)
Count's pier in Sevastopol
Count’s pier in Sevastopol
Dintser's mansion in Simferopol
Dintser’s mansion in Simferopol
Genoese fortress in Sudak
Genoese fortress in Sudak
Juma-Jami Mosque in Evpatoria
Juma-Jami Mosque in Evpatoria
Karaite Kenassa in Simferopol
Karaite Kenassa in Simferopol
Crimea in miniature, Khan's palace in Bakhchisarai
Khan’s palace in Bakhchisarai
Crimea in miniature, Livadia Palace
Livadia Palace
Crimea in miniature, Monument to the Scuttled Ships
Monument to the Scuttled Ships
Museum of Local Lore of Evpatoria
Museum of Local Lore of Evpatoria
Crimea in miniature, National Art Gallery named after I.K. Aivazovsky
National Art Gallery named after I.K. Aivazovsky
Railway station in Simferopol
Railway station in Simferopol
Crimea in miniature, Rotunda on the embankment of Alushta
Rotunda on the embankment of Alushta
Crimea in miniature, Swallow's Nest
Swallow’s Nest
Crimea in miniature, Synagogue Egiya-Kapay in Evpatoria
Synagogue Egiya-Kapay in Evpatoria
Crimea in miniature, Temple-lighthouse of St. Nicholas of Mirliki
Temple-lighthouse of St. Nicholas of Mirliki
Crimea in miniature, Trolleybus ticket office building in Alushta and Alushta Aquarium
Trolleybus ticket office building in Alushta and Alushta Aquarium
Crimea in miniature, Vorontsov's house in Simferopol
Vorontsov’s house in Simferopol
Crimea in miniature, Yasnaya Polyana Castle
Yasnaya Polyana Castle
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