Soroca fortress – one of the many fortresses in Moldova who date back from the times of the legendary ruler of Moldova Stefan cel Mare (aka Stephen the Great), this is in fact the only fortress who remains within the borders of the former soviet republic of Moldova. The most impressive fortresses of Stefan (like Hotin) are currently in present-day...more
One of the fortresses of Moldova situated along the river Nistru is SOROCA. Other fortresses: Hotin (in Ukraine after 'joining' USSR), Orhei, Tigina (right now 14th Occupational Russian Army is keeping tanks their) and Cetatea Alba (in Ukraine - see the upper comment). So the only one fortress left to see for tourists! The fortresses were built in...more
The “candle of gratitude” as it is officially called was recently built, in 2004, on a rocky peak outside Soroca. While it is not clear what/who gratifies this monument,the candle has shortly become a landmark for Soroca. Inside the 30m high “candle” there is a small church, and the platform nearby allows birds' eye views over the entire area. As...more
The tea shop near the central park is not only for tea-lovers, but for coffee drinkers too, as this seemed the only place where one can have a morning coffee. If you're coffee dependant, ask for as strong as possible, and you'll get it 20% espresso-like. The tea shop opens 8,30 a.m. event on Sundays.more
On the main road leading towards the fortress, the restaurant does not look appealing from the outside, and I prefer not mentioning anything about the inside decorations. However, the food is delicious – we tried what the waiter recommended, and be sure you don’t miss the soup. Less than 3 euros for the full menu, Turkish coffee included.more
A few hundred meters from the fortress in Soroca there is a border crossing to / from Ukraine over the Nistru river over a floating platform. We wanted to cross as the nicest views over the fortress are from the other side of the river, but lack of visa meant we couldn’t. Next time, maybe….more
From Soroca we wannted to see the archaeological complex of Orheiul Vechi, a landmark for Moldova and a craddle of civilisations. the objectiuve being close to the town of Orhei, we were advised to take the Chisinau bus and stop in Orhei. There are several buses a day leaving for Chisinau, and in the morning they leave from Soroca almost every hour...more
From Chisinau there are several small buses to Soroca every day, staring from early morning to mid afternoon. The journey takes 2h 45 minutes through a nice landscape and costs 50 lei (10 Romanian lei, 3 Euros).Buses to north of Chisinau, Soroca included, do not leave from the Central Bus Station in Chisinau any longer. They leave from another bus...more
Everything is allowed for a wedding to be successful and the married couple happy, even to cover the registration plates…..
First thing associated to this town is 'The Fortress of Soroca'
If you ever visited the town of Soroca, you will never be able to erase from your mind the image of its fortress.
Fondest memory: The image of the fortress also became a national symbol. Even on ID Cards issued to citiezens of R.Moldova on the back side is represented the Soroca Fortress.