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Genoese Fortress, Sudak
(4.7/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Sudak fortress is an ancient structure where you can resemble, touch, but this museum as it is not completed yet, here is a simple and ancient walls one room in the tower. Not enough diversity, because on the territory of the fortress you can make weapons exhibition, Fortress guns or something like that. So I appreciate the 3.
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  • Not too many sights in the vicinity of Sudak as telling the local taxi drivers)) but the fortress is really interesting. Take the money, take a tour
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  • If you were in the pike perch and were not in the fortress, you have seen nothing in the pike perch. Super views, huge area, a lot of history. Visit only in comfortable shoes.
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