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Fortress in Benderah

Panina St, Bender, Moldova
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Interesting

This is one of the only things to see in Bender. The fort has a long history and it is worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Weetbix7
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Quick guided tour

We had a 30 min guided tour by Elena who spoke English well. She spurted out the script and didn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kerryn72
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“military base” (2 reviews)
“fortress” (6 reviews)
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Panina St, Bender, Moldova
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the only things to see in Bender. The fort has a long history and it is worth getting a guide to tell you about it. Our guide did her talk in just 30mins. Have a wander around, make sure you go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 30 min guided tour by Elena who spoke English well. She spurted out the script and didn't really allow time for it to soak in. The tour was rushed. The fortress has been restored but gives an idea of what it was...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Me and friend visited the fortress as part of Oleg tours. It was very muddy and as others have mentioned the surrounding area is quite ugly with an abandoned factory and Transnistrian army tanks. The old Soviet factory just outside the fortress was very interesting....More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

One and only thing to see in Bendery. Surrounded by ugly soviet buildings, this Turkish castle stands lonely.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Visited this castle as a day tour from Chisniau to also include Transnistria a self proclaimed independent territory although not formally recognised by any other country other than Russia. Very good guide took us around the castle which is undergoing repair. It's not Caernarfon or...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

The fortress has special connections to Swedes which had the late King Charles XII which spend 2 years just outside the fortress waiting for the turks to fight the Russians together. This is described in the Museum inside the fortress. Thanks to Transnisria tours it...More

Thank Centh L
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Travelling from Tiraspol take bus number 20 and get off just after the bridge in Bender. From there you will be near another tank monument and the tomb of the unknown soldier so stop by for 10 mins. Climbing on the tank seems to be...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

A fantastic way to understand a significant aspect of Moldova's history. There was an English guide and plenty of artifacts to see and touch. It was a hot day, but the indoor museum and inside the corner posts were like being in an air conditioning...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Remarkably intact 16th century fortress overlooking the Dniester River. It was immense at one point--something like 80 hectares. Don't miss it

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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Splendid historical fortress .. partly renovated with a small museum and accessible viewing areas.No high tech interactive gizmos like in English museums so maybe a not suitable for children but for history buffs a great place to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Kevin M
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