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The huge fortress of Sudak is the best-preserved, or most highly restored, citadel in Crimea. Sudak was another important trading post and colonised by a succession of invaders. Today’s ramparts are essentially Genoese, built betweetn 1380 and 1414. The dome inside the walls on the left was built by the Seljuk sultan Alaaddin Keykubad, who controlled Sudak in 1226. It is now a museum.

Once you enter the fortress it feels like vast empty space with a long climb to the Genoese Consul’s tower, where the view is spectacular.

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