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Medzhidi Tabia Fortress

Medzhidi Tabia Fortress
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Medzhidi Tabia is the most well preserved stronghold from the defense system of the Ottoman Empire. The construction of the fortress started in order to meet the necessity of additional defensive structures on the coast of the Danube Ц a natural frontier of the Ottoman Empire. It is one of the 8 strongholds surrounding the town of Silistra, holding its defense during The Crimean War.

The fortress wall forms uneven pentagon and is 8 meters high. Originally, there was a moat surrounding it which is now depleted. One of the walls supports a round-shaped citadel, which served as barracks. The terrain around it is formed into a semicircle mound with trench holes for cannons.

The fortress was constructed between 1841 and 1853. In 1847 Sultan Abdul Mejid I visited the site and since he was greatly satisfied with the development, it was named after him.

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