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Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

Derbent, Russia
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Great old Fort!

this place is worth the visit being a 2000 year old fort, good displays be will to spend some time... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2017
FilAmfighter1
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Torrance, California
The highlight of any visit to Derbent

The 7th century fortress and the city walls once provided a bulwark against invaders from the... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2017
Robin R
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Brussels, Belgium
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  • Average5%
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

this place is worth the visit being a 2000 year old fort, good displays be will to spend some time here.

Thank FilAmfighter1
Reviewed May 31, 2017

The 7th century fortress and the city walls once provided a bulwark against invaders from the north. Today, this UNESCO site is the highlight of any visit to Derbent. Parts of the walls have been restored - so much so that in some cases new...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed May 18, 2016

It is very good place to walk and to touch the piece of ancient history. There is a good view on the Derbent city and Caspian sea in good weather.

Thank mnckt
Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were lucky enough to have a Russian translator to translate the words of our guide. Make suere you have a translator and make sure to hire a guide. Even if you have no guide this place is very beautiful. The inside is beautifully landscaped...More

1  Thank Julian_Williams
Reviewed December 11, 2013

Beautiful fortress that stood on this place for thousands of years is impressive even today. Even though in some repairs and mild chaos, the exhibits are interesting and you can walk around freely. Great experience with amazing views.

2  Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The citadel of Derbent is actually more than the fortress on the top of the hill .It good as any..good fortress. Huge old stones from the Persians support newer addition from the later khanate Below starts the walled old city with a mosque and other...More

4  Thank BIZAS
Reviewed October 23, 2009

Visiting Derbent, where there has been a settlement for (according to the guide my group had) for over 5,000 years, gave me a new sense of perspective about history. Modern vehicles travel on roads that were once trade routes trod by camels and burros, and...More

8  Thank JoeMcBride
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