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Fortresses

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Tighina (Bender)

Tighina Fortress, located on the bank of the Dinester River was one of the most powerful medieval fortresses of Moldova. It was an important point on the Moldovan Trade Route (“Tartar Road”) linking Western Europe with Orient through the Danube and Dniester rivers. The fortress was playing the role of a customs center. In the summer of 1538, the Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent enters Moldova. Tighina becomes a vilayet (province of Ottoman Empire) and was renamed to “Bender” – in Turkish “Fortified pass”. In 1713, the fortress, the town, and the neighboring village Varni?a were the site of skirmishes between Charles ...
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Soroca

Soroca

Soroca is a county town located in the north of the Republic of Moldova about 160 km north of Chisinau. In the XII-XIII centuries.The Genoese settlement of Olkhionia, a significant trading center, was on the site of the city. The inhabitants of the city have preserved their traditions and customs to the present day. They decorate dwellings and wells with carvings and folk paintings, pleases the eye with the variety and richness of flowers. Three puzzles of the city Soroca! The first riddle is the Fortress of Forty Fortress: a fortress of the 15th century. The first mention of it ...
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