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Genoese Fortress Kafa (Feodosiya)

Genoese Fortress Kafa (Feodosiya)

 

 
Location: Feodosiya

 

 

 

 

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Description of Genoese Fortress Kafa

 

Genoese Fortress Kafa (Feodosiya)Genoese Fortress Kafa is one of the main symbols of Feodosiya. First known military fortifications of Feodosiya were constructed by Ancient Greek settlers who came to Crimean Peninsula. however ancient walls and towers were destroyed during invasion of Huns. Ancient ruins were largely abandoned in possession of Oran- Timur the Tatar Khan or ruler. Ancient Greek fortress was bought by traders from Italian town of Genoa in 1226 and began reconstruction of the old ruins. Kafa Castle has clear Italian influence in its architecture, thus it became known as the Second Genoa after a home town of Italian settlers. Kafa Citadel became famous is one of the largest markets in the region. Wheat, fish and thousands of slaves were brought here to be sold to other regions of Mediterranean.

 

Italian architects and artists of the Renaissance left their mark on the city in form of religious and secular buildings. There were more than hundred churches and mosques in the city. Additionally there were over 20,000 private residences. Water to the residents of medieval Feodosiya were supplied by a system of wells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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