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The Vorontsov Palace is an historic palace situated at the foot of the Crimean Mountains near the town of Alupka in Crimea, located in southern Ukraine. The palace was constructed for Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov as a summer residence in the Tudor style, with elements of Scottish Baronial, Moorish Revival, and Gothic architecture.

The palace was commissioned to be used as a summer residence for the Governor-General of Novorossiya, Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov (1782-1856). Construction on the palace began in 1830, according to a project by English architect Edward Blore (17891879). The architect himself did not visit Alupka, but was well informed about the area's mountainous landscape and terrain. When the construction began, it was discovered that a foundation and basement of the palace's main concourse was already in place, owing to the fact that the palace was originally supposed to be constructed to the design of architects Francesco Boffo and Thomas Harrison.

The Vorontsov Palace is one of the oldest and largest residential palaces in all of Crimea, as well as one of the most popular tourist attractions on Crimea's southern coast.

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