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Soroca Fortress, Soroca

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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. Use our Soroca trip itinerary maker to add Soroca Fortress and other attractions to your Soroca vacation plans.
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TripAdvisor
  • The fortress is an amazing site, a big surprise when you get inside. The gentleman who is there for the tourists has many great historical stories to tell. His enthusiasm is awesome and he also speaks...  more »
  • Been here with my family. The mood was great until we got to the place. That smell ... The "city" have big problems with those facilities. The smell of s..t is all around and you cant hide. The fortre...  more »
  • Very nice place. Please think a river between Ukraine and Moldova and fortress is across to Ukraine. But actually in Moldovian border. You can do walking along to the riverside.  more »
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  • The fortress looks nice on the outside, but was closed when I visited. Definitely a summer visit.
  • Best fortress in Moldova, definitely worth visit.
  • Great fort right across the Ukrainian border. The guide there spoke English and had a really great sense of humor.
  • Great place
  • Super!