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Festung Tighina

Tighina, Bender, Moldova
+373 552 48 032
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The Tighina Fortress is situated along the Dneister river in the city of Bender which lies within... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
Singapore, Singapore
Highlight of our day

Great fortress with a lot of history! Very reasonable entrance fee (€3ish) and plenty to see. We... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
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Tighina, Bender, Moldova
+373 552 48 032
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Tighina Fortress is situated along the Dneister river in the city of Bender which lies within Moldova but oversees by Transnistria. Bender is located in the buffer zone established at the end of the 1992 War of Transnistria. The Tighina Fortress is a good-looking...More

Thank kurogomajpn
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Great fortress with a lot of history! Very reasonable entrance fee (€3ish) and plenty to see. We went with a guide, we would recommend this as you get a lot more information this way (particularly if you only speak English). Highly recommended :)

1  Thank 784bekid
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I came here via public bus- and a loooong walk- from Tiraspol. The signage is pretty poor. When I arrived, there were no more English guides available. Technically only rubles are accepted but the young lady there was kind enough to give me change for...More

Thank genibre69
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Amasign sights of Fortress and river Dnestr. We've been with friends, took a guide! I learn a lot of new historical facts about Moldovian history and Russian-Turkish war. :) They accept transnistrian rubles, but if you show them dollars, or euro, I think they will...More

Thank Alexandr H
Reviewed 5 July 2016

It is actually worth stopping when driving from Chisinau to Tirasopol, you can spend a bit of time wandering around the fort. If you are not scared of heights you can clumb the tower for some amazing views

Thank Luke K
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Built in the 1500s, this is a perfect example of turkish medieval style architecture. You'll need to travel to Transnistia to see this, as Bendery is in Transnistria. You don't need a guide, but its beneficial as there is not much information available on site....More

1  Thank NinaIH
Reviewed 18 May 2016

No point in going to Tighina without going to the fort. You would need a guide to call ahead a day or so. Just because you get to the town doesn't mean you get in. You need a car to get there

Thank garlec
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I visited the Bendery Fort on my way back to Chisinau from Tiraspol. The fort has been recently renovated with a nice museum, medieval torture chamber and ramparts that give great views of the Dniester and it's bridge. Don't be fooled by the grim approach...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for an hour or so on our to Tirasopol from Chisinau, the fort has been well restored with nice little museum and torture chamber!! Climb the tower for great views over the surrounding area including an old disused ? Soviet army base.

Thank Renoir999
Reviewed 5 December 2013

The Fortress continues to be restored by the government - with due reason, it is a very impressive tourist attraction. The Fortress - with its 8 towers covers a large area overlooking the town. It is surrounded by a moat (waterless), had mosques, Turkish baths,...More

3  Thank Gloria G
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