Today, it is not only a unique architectural landmark, but also an open-air museum. It often becomes a venue for themed festivals. Numerous activities are held to entertain tourists.
Visitors to the Fortress can change into historical costumes to have photos of them taken as mementos, take a horse ride and, of course, listen to the amazing legend about Kyz-Kuleh, the Maiden Tower.
The Soldaya Grand Hotel & Resort is located within walking distance of this most important attraction of the city.
The Genoese Fortress is a unique late Middle Age monument
It is Sudak’s brand identity and one of the most popular historical landmarks of Crimea. The architectural objects in the territory of the Fortress were built in the 14th – 15th centuries, the time of prosperity and magnificence of the rich Genoese colony of Soldaia. The Fortress is located on a cone-shaped mountain, which is an ancient coral reef. Its total area makes up almost thirty hectares. It is unassailable from the east and south, difficult to reach from the west, and only the northern declivity of the mountain makes it possible to get there.
The reliable two-tiered defensive walls, a deep moat, which was still filled with water as recently as in the 19th century, — everything suggests that the structure was created to reliably protect the once prosperous trade city from enemy raids.