Pillar of a Nation made of stone and pride - Soroca Fortress
It was built in 1499, on the Nistru river bank.
The ruler Stefan cel Mare ordered to build a wooden fortress, on the site of a former Genovan fortress called as Olihonia (Alciona).
Between 1543-1546, while Petru Rares ruled the country, the fortress was completely re-built in stone, and in the shape that we see it today - a perfect circle, the diameter of which is 37,5 m and with 5 bastions situated at equal distances. When designing the fortress the builders incorporated the supreme law of harmony “the golden section”, which makes the fortress unique among examples of European defensive architecture.
Soroca’s fortress is also famous for being the place where the Moldovan army, commanded by the famous statesman Dm. Cantemir, and the Russian army, led by the Tsar Petru I, met and consolidated their forces during the Prut campaign against the Turkish hordes in 1711.
Along the history, the fortress was visited by Bogdan Hmelnitski, Timush Hmelnitski, Alexander Suvorov, and others.
The fortress is the only medieval monument in Moldova, which has been preserved entirely as it was designed by its builders.
Above the entrance gate the tourists can visit the small military church.
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