The Genoese Fortress is a monument of medieval architecture of world importance, it is the only Genoese citadel that has survived to date in the Crimea.
A unique fortification complex, covering an area of 30 hectares, the fortress is located on an ancient coral reef — the Castle Mount, which is a powerful rock, overlooking the emerald-green Sudak Bay. The strategic location and powerful defensive structures of the Genoese Fortress remained virtually inaccessible to foreign enemies for a considerable time.
It had two separate tiers of fortifications: internal and external. The external fortifications, surrounding the northern slopes of the mountain, were a complex of 14 towers, connected by massive walls, and the main gate. The inner line of defense — the citadel — consisted of four towers, the Consular Castle and the free-standing Watch, or Maiden Tower on the top of the Castle Mount.
|Address:||village of Uyutnoye, Sudak, Republic of Crimea|