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. 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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  • The fortress of Soroca is on my list of tours for my clients in Moldova. The castle is an excellent example of medieval history in Moldova. The translator can be hired to tell the story of the castle ...  more »
  • An unusual fortress. Strikes the degree of safety of this object. Here even the toilet was preserved. From the fortress offers a beautiful view of the river and the Gypsy Hill. Better to take the tour to learn more about this wonderful place. While information stands in different languages enough show the history of this object.
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  • Medieval stone castle, built in 1499 instead of burnt wood, Stefan the great. In 2015, has undergone reconstruction-towers of the fortress have wooden roofs. Not sure that everything looked exactly, but in modern times history-science inaccurate, prone to fluctuations. In any case, it is a monument of history and the Director of the local museum Nikolay Bulat is able to talk about the history of his native land and the fortress in particular.
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  • Nice fortress, but the most breathtaking is the view on the river and Ukraine on the other side!
  • A nicely renovated XVth century Soroca Fortress, once a historic fort in the Republic of Moldova, a good chance to get a snapshot of history. Beautiful views over Soroca town, Dnister River and Ukraine.
  • Nice fortress, recently renovated. The guides can be very thorough in their explanations.
  • Completely updated and looking fantastic. Great local storytelling gave us some amazing insight. Beautiful views and fun to get a snapshot of history.
  • Very nice landscape. Intresting castle. Very intelligent and kind guide at the entrance.

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