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Aksay Fortress

 Aksay Fortress

 

 

 

Location: Grushevskaya 8-9 Street (Just off Naberezhnaya Street)

Constructed: 1763

 

 

 

 

 

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History of Aksay Fortress

Aksay Fortress with an adjacent customs outpost was constructed in the 18th century to defend newly acquired lands of the Russian Empire from Ottoman Turkish Empire to the South. First stone fortress in Aksay was built in 1763 on a strategic crossing point across river Don. In addition to military service Aksay Fortress served as a customs outpost that controlled trade caravans that passed through these lands. Today Aksay Fortress is turned into part of Aksay Military History Museum that is open to the public. Here you can see a collection of steel and firearms, maps, documents, manuscripts as well as everyday objects that people used. You can also hear various legends of treasures, ghosts and ancient tunnels.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Hotels, motels and where to sleep

 

Restaurant, taverns and where to eat

 

Cultural (and not so cultural) events

 

Interesting information and useful tips

 

 

 

 

 

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