Khotyn Fortress, Khotyn

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#1 of 9 in Historic Sites in Chernivtsi Oblast
The Khotyn Fortress is a fortification complex located on the right bank of the Dniester River in Khotyn, Chernivtsi Oblast of western Ukraine. It is situated on a territory of the historical northern Bessarabia region which was split in 1940 between Ukraine and Moldova. The fortress is also located in a close proximity to another famous defensive structure, the Old Kam'yanets Castle of Kamianets-Podilskyi.Construction on the current Khotyn fortress was started in 1325, while major improvements were made in the 1380s and in the 1460s.The fortress is a large tourist attraction for the area and Ukraine. In 2007, the fortress was named one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. It is also a National Ukrainian Architectural Preserve as of 2000.HistoryAs a Rus' strongholdThe Khotyn Fortress's beginning goes back to the Khotyn Fort, which was built in the 10th century by Prince Vladimir Sviatoslavich as one of the border fortifications of southwestern Kievan Rus', after he added the land of present-day Bukovina into his control. The fort, which eventually was rebuilt into a fortress, was located on important transportation routes, which connected Scandinavia and Kiev with the Ponyzia (lowlands), Podillia, Genoese and Greek colonies on the Black Sea, through Moldavia and Wallachia, on the famous "trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks".
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  • August 16, 2017
    Next to Kamenz, another gem. In a great position to staff. A real treat for lovers of photography and history
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  • August 13, 2017
    Be sure to take a guide, the fortress walls are made on the exciting technology of reinforcement of common masonry brick red-hot. similar techniques can be seen in the brickwork of Akkerman fortress. immediately evident that this fortification, a lot of history reflected in battle with Turkish troops;
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  • July 28, 2017
    Particular place of the castle makes it great and photogenic. Sure it's perfect place to make a movies. Check information about famous Khotyn battle before you go.  more »
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  • May 7, 2017
    Well restored fortress in Hotyn. Very nice place to visit and spend few hours. You will not be disappointed.
  • September 23, 2017
    Одне з семи чуд України
  • August 26, 2017
    Super cool
  • September 3, 2017
    old fortress
  • August 18, 2017
    Interesting place, good condition. However, without previous training or without the guide there's almost nothing to do-pointers with explanations are only in Expositions (halls). On site-and no pointers, no signatures on objects (that building? that tower? that basement?), or at least no prostenogo given the recommended route. * Came with the children by doroza from Chernivtsi. The fee for parking and entrance have taken very quickly. On the question of "where." In short the answer is "Go online there ...". Free at the fortress-tourists, a bunch of doors in any room and any pointer. Well at least cleaner met-advised "well, start with the exhibition odâzu and weapons ...". Somehow. * Make a flyer with the schema objects, number them in order of visit, give them names with descriptions of obnogo sentence, sell at checkout on 5-10 UAH or offer to a ticket (more expensive brothers, no one will!)
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