Ukraine travel blog | About Ukraine in English

TAG | Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi city

The fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi (known as Akkerman fortress until 1944) is one of the best preserved in Ukraine monuments of history and defensive architecture of the 13th-15th centuries, the largest fortress in Eastern Europe.

The total area of the fortress is about ​​9 hectares. It stands on the rocky shore of the Dniester estuary and has the form of an irregular polygon. Photos by: Taras Kashchak.

Akkerman fortress, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the medieval fortress

Tags: 

The fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi city, known as Akkerman fortress until 1944, is a monument of history and urban planning of the 13th-15th centuries; one of the best preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine.

It is the largest fortress in the country with the total area of about 9 hectares. The fortress stands on the rocky shore of the Dniester estuary and has the form of an irregular polygon. All the buildings are surrounded by powerful fortress walls. The total length of the walls is 2.5 km. The photos were taken by Oleg Stukalov.

Medieval fortress in Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi, Ukraine, photo 1

explore the fortress

Tags: 

Akkerman fortress located in Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy city (Odessa oblast) is a historic and architectural monument of the 13th-15th centuries. It is one of the most preserved fortresses on the territory of Ukraine. Also Akkerman fortress is the largest fortification in the country.

All the buildings of the fortress are surrounded by fortress walls, the length of which reaches 2.5 km. The initial number of towers was 34, 12 of which were hollow, battle towers. The rest towers were bastions and half bastions. They were later turned into artillery platforms. Photos by Alexander Lipilin.

Akkerman fortress, Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy, Ukraine view 1

(more…)

Tags:  · ·