The Genoese Fortress In Sudak

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If you happen to be in the Crimea once, don’t forget to go to Sudak city which is rich in such splendid sights as the Genoese fortress.

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According to a legend, the fortress was built in 212. However, this information is not proven by any archaeological data.

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Many scientists believe it was created in the 7th century by the Byzantines.

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The Genoese people made their great contribution into construction of the memorial from 1371 to 1469.

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The fortress occupies 30 hectares of land.

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It was impossible to capture the fortress due to an excellent position it occupied.

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An observatory was located on the highest part of a reef.

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Crab island.

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Every consul who used to rule here built a tower. A castle where the consul stayed is seen in the picture.

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Ruins of the observatory.

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Walking here is not allowed.

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The museum of tortures.

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A witch’s chair.

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The headgears were intended for sinful women. A chastity belt is also there.

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Inside the castle.

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Initially there was a mosque that was then turned into an orthodox church and later into a catholic cathedral.

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Water was stored here and used in case of draught.

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Local nature is amazing.

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Location: Sudak

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