Soroca Fortress, Soroca

#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Moldova
Located on the site of a 15th-century Genoese wooden fort, Soroca Fortress boasts an impressive stone edifice, and is a must-see for history buffs. At the center of Soroca city, situated on the right bank of the Dniester river, the fortress was a fortified trading post built by Stephen the Great in 1499 to protect his goods from Polish and Hungarian forces. Wander the halls of this castle tower, and take in the views of the castle town and surrounding countryside from the fortress walls. The fortress does not offer guided tours, but you can take a self-guided tour, or hire a local tour guide. Put Soroca Fortress into our Soroca trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Don't go to eat at the restaurant near the cetatea veche the fortress is beautiful to look at beautiful scenery
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  • August 10, 2017
    Situated in a spectacular place on the river Dniester this fortress is an interesting place for those who are passionate by history. But even you are not so passionate, the guide will offer you numero...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    The visit to the castle is very interesting, this recently rebuilt with funds from the European Union. It has a strategic location controlling the passage on the river which makes border with Ucrania.Las views look at you look at are very nice and worth a climb its towers to descry the ciudad.pero best of all is the story that has lived in this castle, and which so fantastically well explains the guide who takes care of the Castle. Deserve public recognition for his enthusiasm, willingness, and wisdom.
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  • June 5, 2017
    Nice piece of history, renovated a few years ago but not so well, with a nice view and a small place to walk near the river. Recommended if you are​ visiting Moldova. 2.5 hours from Chișinau.
  • February 5, 2017
    The fortress looks nice on the outside, but was closed when I visited. Definitely a summer visit.
  • February 27, 2017
    Best fortress in Moldova, definitely worth visit.
  • May 21, 2016
    Great fort right across the Ukrainian border. The guide there spoke English and had a really great sense of humor.
  • January 2, 2017
    Great place

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