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Cembalo Fortress

Castron Mountain, Balaklava
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Look in and look out

More of ruins than a fortress, to be accurate - but even more to learn about construction practices... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Konstantin P
Exceptional View

Really enjoyed the visit to this quaint place. Fantastic views in a beautiful setting. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2013
AndyMPEngland
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Jan 23, 2018
“Look in and look out”
Sep 6, 2013
“Exceptional View”
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Castron Mountain, Balaklava
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

More of ruins than a fortress, to be accurate - but even more to learn about construction practices this way. Nice view too.

Thank Konstantin P
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Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit to this quaint place. Fantastic views in a beautiful setting. Well worth the visit .

Thank AndyMPEngland
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

The climb was worth it, magnifient view overlooking the port of Balaklva and the Black sea. The steps are conceived for short strides, easily accessible for non athletes.

Thank YvonneSylvia C
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

The fortress itself was undergoing some sort of renovation when I visited. But it is lovely to walk up there and check it out and you get magnificent views. There was no charge for it. You can walk along the cliff top for a couple...More

1  Thank AKWShix
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Even though not much is left from the once glorious Genoese fortified castle, there are still quite a few reasons to climb Krepostnaya (former Castron) Mountain to reach ruins of fortress reigning atop its cliff and descending its slope. Cembalo fortress dating back to XIV...More

5  Thank Cora_v
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