DISCOVERY OF TIGHINA FORTRESS AND CITY TOUR IN TIRASPOL



DISCOVER TIGHINA MEDIEVAL FORTRESS AND VISIT TRANSNISTRIA!

This 1 day tour takes you to Tighina Fortress and Tiraspol, where you will have the opportunity to travel in time back in the USSR. The city seems to be a ghost of the Soviet past.



Highlights

Tighina Fortress

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Tiraspol city

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Itinerary A day-by-day plan to guide your journey. Download PDF

Day 1: Time travel in Tiraspol – Back in the USSR


In the morning, you will discover Tighina Fortress located in Tighina town and built in the 15th century by the prince of Moldova, Stephen the Great. Originally built as a small wooden fort, it was later fortified in stone by the prince of Moldova, Petru Rares. Occupied by the Ottomans in 1538 (in a campaign lead by the sultan Suleiman the Magnificent), the fort was strengthened in 1541 and became the center of an Ottoman "raya" (in which were included the surrounding Moldavian villages). In the 18th century, the fort was strengthened by Moldovan craftsmen under the direct supervision of Dimitrie Cantemir. Tighina Fortress is an architectural ensemble of irregular quadrilateral plan, surrounded by wide walls, 2-3 meters thick, made of limestone and brick.

In the afternoon, you will have lunch at a restaurant in Tiraspol.

After lunch, you will set off on a time travel in Tiraspol. During the city tour, you will discover Vladimir Lenin’s monument and the tank left from the Second World War. The city seems to be a vestige of the Soviet past. Nevertheless, you will be amazed by the contrasts, one of which is the football complex „Sheriff” - a pearl of contemporary architecture.


HIGHLIGHTS: Tighina Fortress, Tiraspol city

 

What's included

  • Excursions on the entire itinerary;
  • Entrance fees according to the program;
  • Lunch at the restaurant in Tiraspol;
  • Transportation during the entire itinerary;
  • English/Romanian/Russian speaking guide.