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Akkerman fortress in Belgorod-Dniester

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Ushakova, 1, Belgorod-Dniester district, Odessa region, Ukraine
N: 46.201325
E: 30.349878
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Medieval fortress "Ackerman", located on the banks of the Dniester estuary is considered one of the largest and best preserved castles in Ukraine. It was built on the site of ancient Thira (next conducted archaeological excavations). By the X century. BC. AD here naymovirnishe existed strengthening Slavic tribes - Tivertsy and convict. The building belongs to the Genoese fortress period, which dates from the XIII-XIV century. Basic defensive value it acquired during the XV century, when the Moldovan government. The total length of the walls is 2 km. The height of the walls and towers of from 5 to 15 m Up to the present there are 26 towers of 34. In 1484, the castle was ceded to Turkey, was built a mosque. Until now only preserved minaret. In 1789 the city Ackerman was taken without a fight Don Cossacks, who sent Prince Potemkin. At the moment fortress Akkerman transformed the historical-architectural reserve. At the fortress holds regular music festivals and championships in fencing.

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