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 local tour was interesting, but I would like more information. Because the history of this fortress is very fascinating. Enjoyed the photos of the fortress - before the reconstruction, and after. And of course found during the excavation some objects of everyday life of different eras, different peoples. It was unusual to see in such a place ancient tombstones If you walk here without a tour, it's pretty boring. Because not knowing the history of this fortress is just a wall. And behind the wall are several dilapidated structures. Non-fans of history here may be interested in a great view from the height of Sudak. However, we were able to get into the fortress not the first time. I looked at the price of entry on the site - adult 200r. When we came to the checkout, we were told that the price of the entrance is 600r. I ask them why it's on the site 200, and in fact 600? The young people did not want to answer us at all, they said "see all the information on the site". Already from a stranger...
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  • In Ukraine, the entrance was free. Around the fortress you can wander around, look at the sea on the city from a height. The fortress itself from the embankment looks very beautiful.
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