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Festung Tighina

Tighina, Bender, Moldova
+373 552 48 032
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One and only thing to see in Bender

One and only thing to see in Bender. Old Turkish castle. The bad thing about is surroundings... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2018
Ponuponas
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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One of the most stunning sights in Moldova

Well preserved (or renovated) with a gorgeous view. If you're coming by foot it might a be a bit... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Stefan M
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Perth, Australia
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Tighina, Bender, Moldova
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

One and only thing to see in Bender. Old Turkish castle. The bad thing about is surroundings - military buildings, ugly roads and factories.

Thank Ponuponas
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Well preserved (or renovated) with a gorgeous view. If you're coming by foot it might a be a bit hard to access, though, since you have to pass by a military compound, cross a church yard and then a construction sight. But it's totally worthwhile......More

1  Thank Stefan M
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Not sure why this place has 2 entries on Trip advisor. ''Festung Tighina'' and ''Fortress in Benderah'' are the same thing. If I look at the entrance fee, this place was the most expensive. But it is still of the cost of a large latte....More

1  Thank AndrejaKo
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Large fortress (with museums) rebuild a few times as needed, related to Baron of Munchausen (there is a monument for him and also of the cannon ball he use to seat on to spy the Turkish lines)

2  Thank Antonio Tomas L
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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
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Reviewed 3 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
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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
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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
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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 BillyK1980
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Reviewed 25 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
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