Sunday, August 19, 2012

Way Up North - Soroca

 Soroca is a city at the northern border of Moldova.  We went there with Sean to see the only castle in Moldova.  It's not much as castles go, but it's pretty neat.  The mural in this first picture is on the wall by the river.  It commemorates the 20th anniversary of Moldovan independence. 

This castle was built by Stephen cel Mare to keep the Turks out.  It worked, and was one of the few fortresses never to fall to the Ottoman Empire.  It did fall to the Poles a few centuries later.  It's a pretty neat place.

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