Soroca Fortress, Soroca

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. PutSoroca 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 Soroca fortress in Moldova is a castle that you must see. It is a castle that is still in a beautiful condition and can be visited inside. You look out over the water to the border with Ukraine.  more »
  • In the medieval period the Fortress of Soroca was part of a huge Moldovan defensive system, which comprised four fortresses on the Nistru river, two on the Danube and another three in the northern...  more »
  • It's the main attraction around. 10 Lei for adults is a bargain entry price although it may just be pocketed by the friendly lady at the entrance as she doesn't give you any tickets. The fortress is in good condition. Cash only
  • Really great spot to visit if you have several days in Moldova! A gorgeous 1499 medieval fortress, way smaller than in Bender.
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