Koreiz

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Koreiz
Кореїз
Skyline of Koreiz
Flag of Koreiz
Flag
Koreiz is located in Autonomous Republic Crimea
Koreiz
Koreiz
Location of Koreiz within the Crimea
Koreiz is located in Yalta
Koreiz
Koreiz
Location of Koreiz
Coordinates: 44°25′59″N 34°5′14″E / 44.43306°N 34.08722°E / 44.43306; 34.08722Coordinates: 44°25′59″N 34°5′14″E / 44.43306°N 34.08722°E / 44.43306; 34.08722
Country Disputed
 Russia,  Ukraine
Republic Crimea
Region Yalta municipality
Local council Koreiz
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 6,320
Time zone MSK (UTC+4)
Postal code 98670 — 98675
Area code(s) +380-654

Koreiz (Ukrainian: Кореїз, Russian: Кореиз, Crimean Tatar: Koreiz) is an urban-type settlement in the Yalta municipality of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine and incorporated by Russia as the Republic of Crimea. The name of the town means "villages" in Greek. The nearby spa of Miskhor was absorbed into Koreiz in 1958.

Koreiz is best known as the site of two palaces. The palace of Grand Duke Peter Nicolaievich of Russia, known as Dulber (dülber is Crimean Tatar for "beautiful"), is an asymmetrical architectural extravanganza with crenellated walls, silver domes, and more than 100 rooms, inspired by the Mameluk architecture of 15th-century Cairo. This palace was built between 1895 and 1897.

The Yusupov Palace was built for Prince Felix Yusupov in 1909 by an architect responsible for the imperial Livadia Palace in nearby Yalta. The palace, whose style may be described as Moorish Revival, boasts a romantic park with exotic plants and a wine cellar founded by Prince Lev Galitzine in the 19th century. After the Russian Revolution of 1917, the palace was nationalised and served as Joseph Stalin's favourite dacha, during the Yalta Conference and at other times.

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