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Sudak Fortress, Sudak

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Sitting on bare cliffs above the bay, Sudak 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 Sudak Fortress and other attractions in Sudak.
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  • I was here as part of a coach party the fortress itself is well preserved and very interesting the views of Sudak are well worth taking a few photo's the fortress has a few stalls selling things there...  more »
  • Good place, nice views, next to the sea with a beach, reminds me of Game of thrones. Russian language skills needed though.  more »
  • Great place to visit if you are in Crimea. Much easier if you have a car. You must speak Russian as there are no guides that speak English,  more »