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Enisala Medieval Fortress

Tulcea, Romania
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Ranked #5 of 9 Attractions in Tulcea
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Bucharest, Romania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Very good position for not only admiring the wonderful scenery, but also the wildlife (if one owns a good binocular and / or photogun). A trip back in time, too. Pity that there is no better documentation on site.

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Iasi, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It's been already 4 years since I've visited this castle but it is still deep in my mind. Not the castle itself...but the area, the charm, the views..a place where somehow you feel in touch with the place and the history. The castle is not in the best shape and it is not very "complex". A place which was visited... More 

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Bucharest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It make sense to visit it and from Tulcea or Murighiol is only half a day trip. The fortress built on XIV on the Black Sea coast is guarding today the lake Razelm (former bay of the Black Sea). Been placed on top of a hill , you'll find wonderful views over the surroundings areas. The fortress is consider as... More 

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Bolgatanga, Ghana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The ruin has nothing outstanding by itself. Not well maintained, no signs, no historical explanation. Entrance is very cheap (less than a dollar) but I would have happily paid more for a better experience. You can buy a flyer from the ticket seller, and thats it. No service whatsoever, no toilet, no restaurant, not even a mobile snack/beverage shop. However,... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Castle Enisala is a relatively well preserved Medieval fortress with stunning views of the black sea. If you are coming from Constanta it is a relatively easy drive, our GPS gave us a bad turn in the city outside but otherwise did ok. The road we used to access the site was off of 222 just a bit outside of... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Don't miss if you are birdwathching in Babadag Forest or Enisala Lake. Also close to very good accomodation in Enisala (fishermen) village.

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Bucharest
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

It became obsolete when the lakes were separated from the coast. Now there are only the walls (part of them reconstructed). The position is good on top a the hill - let's you see all around the lake and the plains.

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Nice quiet place with a beautiful view. Worth the drive from Tulcea.

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Constanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

The Enisala Fortress (Romanian: Cetatea Enisala, often referred to as Heracleea Fortress) is a 12th to 14th century medieval fortress sitting on a hill overlooking Lake Razim (Razelm) and the Babadag forest Only some exterior walls remain but is worth go there because the view from the top of the hill is amazing The fortress is accessible only by car... More 

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