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Tour description
At the northeast limit of the village Şoimoş (today a part of the city Lipova, Arad) on Cioaca Taut, to the right of the river Mureş, there are the ruins of one of the most beautiful medieval citadels of Romania.
Soimoş Fortress
Soimoş Fortress
Şoimoş Citadel is on the right bank of the river Mures, opposite to the town Lipova, located on the hill Cioaca Tăutului. It was built after the first Tartar invasions in the area and was documented in 1278.
Soimoş Fortress
Soimoş Fortress
The castle has a triangle shape towers and it is most accessible from the west.
Soimoş Fortress
Soimoş Fortress
The road to the citadel crosses over a defence wide and deep ditch, continues through the suspended ancient bridge and reaches the interior fortifications, reinforced with a defence tower.
Soimoş Fortress
Soimoş Fortress
Like other fortresses in the area, Şoimoş fortress was besieged and conquered by the army of peasants led by Gheorghe Doja, after the city garrison joined the rebels.
Soimoş Fortress
Soimoş Fortress
The legend of Fortress Şoimoş is linked to two other fortresses, Şiria and Dezna. It is said that the three fortresses were built by three sisters. They were punished for their arrogance and turned into snakes, and their cities were shattered.
Soimoş Fortress
Soimoş Fortress
Deserted in 1788, its walls have gradually turned into ruins. In recent years some works were carried out to strengthen the walls.
For a stopover here you have to climb about 20 to 25 minutes to the citadel's plateau, from where you will be surprised by the beutiful scenery of the mountains from Tara Zărandului.
Soimoş Fortress
Soimoş Fortress