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In the Middle Ages in the Moldavian principality there was built a network of fortifications that protected the population from enemy attacks. Some fortresses were built long before the formation of an independent state of Moldova, others – by Moldovan rulers.

Ruins of fortifications, fortresses and castles, which were built of stone and brick, can be seen to this day, however, other fortifications which were of wooden construction have long since sunk into oblivion.

The most famous fortifications in Moldova are Soroca are Hotin fortresses on the Dniester, Belgorod-Dniester fortress (Cetatea Alba), Chilia fortress on the Danube. There are also Romanesque, Tsetsinskaya, Neamt and Suceava Throne Fortresses.

Bender Fortress
Bender Fortress (rom. Cetatea Bender (Tighína)) is an architectural monument of the XVI century. The fortress is..
mun. Tighina (Bender), c. Bender
Fortress Soroca or Soroca Castle
The Old Medieval Moldova Fortress Soroca is located in the centre of Soroca city approximately 160 km north of..
dis. Soroca, c. Soroca
The Prison Castle or Earthen fortress XVIII century.
This Earthen fortress of the XVIII century encompasses an ancient burial mound. The Prison Castle was built in the..
mun. Chisinau, c. Chişinău, Riscanovca
Tower of Winds - a unique monument in the north of Transnistria.
Tower of Winds - a unique monument in the north of Transnistria
dis. Ribnita, c. Ribnita
Diverse and Interesting Events
Diverse and Interesting Events