The palace was rebuilt in 1909 from the Rose House that stood here previously. Prince Felix Yusupov commissioned architect Nikolai Krasnov to do the job. The palace's eclectic architecture features some fine examples of neo-Romanic and Italian Renaissance elements, while the interior is chiefly designed in the Art Nouveau style. About 150 trees that are over 100 years old grow in the palace park. In 1945, during the Yalta Conference, Joseph Stalin made the palace his residence. The only way to see the interior of the palace is to take part in a guided tour of the museum; advance booking is required.
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