In 1835, a small Crimean village, three kilometers from Yalta, was renamed into Livadia, (from Greek - meadow or lawn) and it was built of white stone luxury palace. Also, there was built the landscape park, which occupies nearly 40 acres of land.
Livadia Palace is the real masterpiece, and in 1861 became the summer residence of Emperor Alexander II and the royal family.
The structure of the palace ensemble, in addition to the Livadia Palace, includes: the Corps of Pages, the palace of Baron Fredericks, Holy Cross Church built in 1872 and an Italian courtyard.
Architect Krasnov perfectly fit the palace into the surrounding natural landscape and to place the building so that his hand was open as the sun. That's what makes a palace built of white stone unusually bright.
Livadia Palace is known also for another historical fact: in February 1945 in Livadia, the Yalta Conference was held, which brought the heads of state - I. Stalin, W. Churchill, and Franklin Roosevelt.
For years, the palace was a sanatorium for peasants, and only in July 1974, did the first sightseers enter the White palace. Now in the palace two divisions are located, the memorial and a museum department, which exhibits art works by famous artists. Currently in the Palace is a world renowned cardiac center "Livadia" and one of the best parks in the Southern coast of Crimea, Livadia, has celebrated its 160th anniversary.