10 Intriguing Journey To Kerch And Its Landmarks

Intriguing Journey To Kerch And Its Landmarks

Posted on October 19, 2011 by team

People who travel across the Crimea should visit Kerch. It’s a city located on the eastern part of the Crimean peninsula. Kerch, founded 2600 years ago, is considered as one of the most ancient cities in Ukraine and in the whole world. Today there are a lot of historical and architectural sights of different times there. So we offer you to see the city of Kerch and its main landmarks.  

First we decided to visit Eni-Kali fortress (“A new fortress” in translation from Tatar). It was built in 1703.

July of 1700 was the year of signing the truce in Turkey’s capital according to which the Sultan gave to Russia Azov lands and Moscow stopped rendering tribute to Crimean Khan. At the same time fortifications were being built to withstand the future Russian invasion.

Many fortifications were being built at Azov coastline since 1699. The chosen position was located on the steep bank of Kerch.

The position was shielded by shoals and Turkish ships. Taman fortress served as a good rear.

This place is extremely hard for ships to pass. They were strongly attacked by shore weapons.

A new square-shaped fortress was walled. The fortified walls were risen up to 50 metres.

There was the main Black Sea defence stuff since then. The former control center and the old Kerch fortress were reserved.

The Eni-Kale garrison consisted of 2000 people, but usually about 1000 of soldiers stayed here. They were Turks mainly. Also there were tatar volunteers who were found in the nearest villages. They lived inside the fortress and got earnings from Sultans’s treasury.

Russia and Turkey signed a Truce Treaty on July 5, 1774. The 19 paragraph of the Treaty ran as follows: “Eni-Kale fortress and the city of Kerch located in the Crimea are held by Russia forever”.

In 1825 Eni-Kale lost its status because of the growing role of neighbouring Kerch. Thus began provincial life.

Next, we visited Tsar Mound. From a distance it looks like a hill.


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10 Responses to “Intriguing Journey To Kerch And Its Landmarks”

  1. Archy Bunka says:

    Looks like Death Valley California.

    • yojimbo says:

      Sort of but not exactly this area is dry but gets much more rain clearly than Death Valley.Death Valley has no mud it alomst never rains there this place it is clear that it rains some times of year and other times it does not also this place has geothermal activity to have the mud flows no such thing occurs in Death Valley. They look vaguely similar but not alike.

  2. Zonda says:

    In west, the Crimean history are almost unknown… So it’s welcomed this kind of treads. Tnx for it!

  3. D. Bunker says:

    Nice post. The dromos is an example of a corbeled arch rather than a true arch. Hasn’t been used for a looong time. I love old forts and would like to visit this one.

  4. Those are some truly amazing photos – thank you so much for including them so we could live the journey with you.

  5. Ilya says:

    Great story.Great pictures.Great place. Thanks for posting it.

  6. George Bush says:

    I own sandals exactly like this. They convert to slides too.

  7. Anastasis says:

    It is like Greece.Mekines.475 before Christe.

  8. yuyu says:

    retarded peasants, 2600 years ago, memphis had 2600 years, catalukyuk, 4000 and jericho 6000, this ugly city just inagurated is meaningless to history.

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