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Akkerman Fortress

Akkerman Fortress is located in the city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi in Odesa region. It was one of the largest and most powerful fortified sites in the northwest Black Sea region in XIII-XV centuries.
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Akkerman Fortress

Akkerman Fortress is located in the city of Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi in Odesa region. It was one of the largest and most powerful fortified sites in the northwest Black Sea region in XIII-XV centuries.

In 1484, after a long siege of the fortress, the Ottoman Empire seized it and named Akkerman (White Castle). It has been under the Turkish rule for more than 300 years.

Akkerman fortress covers an area of ​​nine hectares; the length of the walls is nearly 2 kilometers, while their height range from five to 15 meters and the width – from 1.5 to 5 meters. The fortress is surrounded by 14 meters deep moat. The shape of the building resembles an irregular polygon. The fortress was built on the remains of the Greek city of Tyras founded 2,500 years ago. Numerous tribes and peoples inhabited the land after the Greeks left it.

The fortress walls were reinforced with 34 towers of different forms and shapes – rectangular, round, octagonal, three-tier. Every tower had a name, such as the Prison, Commandant Tower, Pushkin Tower, Ovid Tower, etc. Only 26 towers have been preserved. The fortress walls were divided into several yards, namely Garrison, Civic and Quarantine (other carried the names of Dockside or Economic) that could be transformed into independent defense frontiers.

There are legends associated with the names of some towers. On the southeast, there is a tower with two names, Maiden and Ovid’s tower. It is located to the left of the main gate. At the estuary, opposite the Ovid Tower, there is Pushkin Tower. The fortress is one of the most popular tourist sites in southern Ukraine. It is a popular destination for staged performances and music festivals. The fortress is a good shooting set for different movies.

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Odessa region, 2B Admiral Ushakov street, Belgorod-Dniester

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Julia Matjash

26.04.2018

Кристина Гожелова

26.04.2018
Замечательный исторический памятник! Это действительно чудо архитектуры! Хоть крепость и разрушена немного, мощь и величие ее до сих пор потрясают. Возможно крепость еще хранит в себе много неразгаданных тайн. Ведь - это место, где время остановилось!!! Зайдя на территорию замка Вы ощутите дух того времени. Можно примерять костюмы, вычеканить монету древним способом, прикоснуться к орудиям пытки, пощекотать нервы пройдя вдоль стены как часовой и тд.

Наталья Дзюба

26.04.2018
Крепость большая с прекрасными видами на лиман и местность вокруг. До сих пор здесь ведутся археологические раскопки и идёт масштабная реставрация. Можно часами ходить по периметру и фотографироваться, а можно пострелять из лука, арбалета, пометать копья, сделать фотографии в доспехах и в средневековых костюмах.

Attractions

Other architectural attractions

Crypt of the Sarmatians

1 Kutuzova St, Belgorod-Dnistrovsky

Churches, monasteries, sights of pilgrimage

Underground church in Ackermann

116 Shabskaya St, Belgorod-Dnistrovsky

Museums

Shabo Wine Culture Center

10 Shveytsarska street, Shabo

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Sanzheyskyi lighthouse

village Sanzheyka

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