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“Worth the drive”

Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Tulcea
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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“Worth the drive”
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 the city (if you head down a big hill and come up on some grain silos you have gone too far) it is a bit hidden so keep your eyes out on the left side of the road. After you park your car it is a short walk up to the castle, where it costs 3 Lei to tour the castle. Other than the remains of the buildings there isn't anything else, no museum, no plaques telling you about it etc. this didn't bother me at all but if you are looking for a guided tour this isn't for you. From around the main building you can see the remains of a lower wall and some other buildings, inside the fort there are a couple of great vantage points for photos and just sightseeing.

Visited March 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Quite well preserved. Great scenery”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Bucharest
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“medieval fortress for watching the sea coast”
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.

Visited July 2012
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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Enisala Review”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

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

Visited July 2012
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Constanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great view”
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 .

Visited April 2011
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