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Genoese Fortress, Sudak
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Sitting on bare cliffs above the bay, Genoese Fortress served as an almost impregnable defense wall and citadel over the course of ten centuries. The complex stretches across 27.9 hectares (69 acres), featuring massive, well-preserved walls, towers, and buildings. Dating back to the 6th century, the fortress bears marks of the Byzantine and Genoese architectural styles. Take a walk along the two lines of defense and tour the remaining towers. You'll also see a temple that was transformed from a mosque to an Orthodox church, then to a Catholic cathedral, and finally to an archeological museum. Wear comfortable shoes. By using our Sudak travel itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Genoese Fortress and other attractions in Sudak.
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  • Very beautiful views. Got to the Festival of historical reconstruction, had different conceptions and historical battles.
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  • A very beautiful castle with a remarkable history, and just was not here. There is a mini market, you can buy different souvenirs. On certain days and time show the view. Festivals and medieval battles. Fun for both children and adults. Oh yes, and the stunning views from the observation deck of the fortress! It is advisable to wear comfortable shoes, because the road not repaired with 1371 year:)
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  • A fortress attended themselves without tours, generally donated on top offers a very nice view.
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