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Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent

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Address: Derbent, Russia

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Nice ancient citadel

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Narberth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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 and relaxing, take a picnic. The fortress contains a sunken church which is pre Islamic,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars 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.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars 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 16th century buildings. in the loer part is the former Armenian cgurch ,converted to a... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars 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 women and girls weave on looms not much changed since antiquity.

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