Soroca fortress is one of the most outstanding tourist attractions in the Republic of Moldova. It is located in a small Moldovan town (bearing the same name) close to the Ukrainian border. The famous landmark of Soroca town is a well-preserved Middle Age fortress with stout stone walls right down by the riverside, intended to daunt unwelcome guests. It used to be part of a rather complex and important defensive system, which comprised 4 fortresses along the Nistru (Dniester) river in the East, 2 on the bank of Danube in the South, and three more to protect the North.Soroca fortress is the only medieval monument of Moldova that has been preserved entirely as it was designed by its builders. The Soroca Fortress is obviously something that local people are proud of.
A fortress Soroca - the Moldavian fortress of XV century, in the city of Soroci. The Fortress settles down on right coast of the river Dnestrs, in the city of Soroki, approximately in 160 km to the north from Kishinev. History: Stefan the Great to resist to attacks the Turk, Tatars and other enemies, in 1499 has constructed on a place of Genoa fort Olhonia a wooden fortress of the square form.Soroca is located 100 miles north of Chishinau, close to the Ukrainian border. During 2.5 hour drive you will enjoy beautiful landscapes of Old Bassarabia, its small lakes and rivers. You will visit Soroca's Fortress, and eventually the village of rich Gypsies. Your guide will tell about the story of the well-kept fortress, which has been serving during many centuries as a shelter for Moldavians during Turkish and Tartar invasions. The Candle of Gratitude Monument is one of the best monuments in Moldova it is situated in Soroca town on the banl of river Dnister . The monument is built on the rocks over the Nistru River. It is also considered as a very special work of art for another reason. It is actually built in the memory of the cultural monuments in Moldova that were destroyed in the past. Time stands still when it passes through this monument. It is a silent witness of many hopes and agonies, dreams and hard works of many past generations. Gypsy Hill These houses, if they can be called so, represent real imposing fortresses, with two, three or even more floors. They are made from granite, marble, expensive imported materials and are guarded by huge statues representing wild animals’ imitations. At each entry, cylindrical columns with bas-reliefs support the balconies from the upper floors.