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Bender Fortress: Tours & Tickets

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fortress is interesting. However more interesting is the history that attaches to it as the fortress itself. There were Ottomans, Swedes, Russians and left their mark here. The exposure is not very extensive or original. The interpretation of the guide is necessary. An employee...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ivann64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

...is really interesting. Why? Because we are a small little nation that used to be a European powerhouse. Our King XII spent some time here and as a Swede, well, it makes me a bit proud of ancient times. A five minute drive from town...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 770alexv
Reviewed October 1, 2019

Had a guided tour which was excellent. They are rebuilding much of the site which is good news as it gives a better ideal of the fortress. There is a small museum of the history and a very small museum of medieval torture. You can...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank AshleyG9645
Reviewed September 26, 2019

Visited because it's there and because Karl XII king of Sweden (and Finland as well) spend here 4 years after Peter the Great and Russian winter defeated his Karoliner Army. The castle is actually only the walls. there is one bigger hall which used to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank foodiac
Reviewed September 18, 2019

I loved this place. We had a guided tour which was just the right length to tell us all about the place and then we had time to explore for ourselves. The place is really quite picturesque with some nice views if you climb up...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Largely reconstructed fort. The moat area was still being worked during our visit. Suggest using a guide because very little signage is in English.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank packcal
Reviewed September 5, 2019

This is an interesting place to visit but as others have said, be careful on those steps. They're very uneven and with no handrails or guards. Make sure you visit the little museum (I loved the little iron for cuffs) and the room of torture!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank sand100
Reviewed September 3, 2019

It's near Tiraspol. If you come from Chisinau, you will arrive this place before arriving Tiraspol. It's on the way. Take a look. To me, it's a more interesting place to visit. It has a fort with fortified walls, gate, watch tower (climb up there...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Geminican
Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

Bender Fortress : It has been built by the Chief Architect Sinan during the time of Magnificent Sultan Süleyman, now inside the border of Transnistria, an unrecognized state by the UN..., There are many statues of the historical persons, russian, german,etc, but not the statue...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank eendez
Reviewed August 3, 2019

First site I visited in Transnistria. The guide explained me everything about this place and its history. So the vist was very interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 28, 2017|
Response from xpycm1989 |
If you come at Chisinau i will drive you there and back! I.m a taxi driver, contact me !!! Price for entry in Fortress cost about 2.5euro/pers. Guide price 8 euro for all group until 10 pers.
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