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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sudak Fortress by using our Sudak itinerary planner .
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  • The fortress itself is worthy of a visit. But a gang of extortionists in front of the entrance spoils the overall impression. If you see young people with monkeys and birds, under no pretext do not let them sit on themselves or their children animals. Insolent and feeling complete impunity.
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  • Very interesting tour, incredibly beautiful photos! It is difficult, though in heat to bypass all fortress on foot, but, not fatal, were satisfied with the husband.
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