You can explore the city easily on foot.
Bendery FortressA 16th-century Ottoman fortification overlooking the river, restored and open to the public. There is a terrifying collection of torture devices from the period. Outside is the newer Alexander Nevsky Church which is well worth a visit
In the nearby village of Varnita there is a monument in memory of the skirmishes (famous in Swedish history as kalabaliken) during which Charles XII, king of Sweden, was taken prisoner by Turkish forces (1713), after having been in the city as a refugee following the battle of Poltava.
- The main train station is worth seeing. It has some interesting architecture and the tracks can be explored, as the line has been closed since the conflict in Crimea.
- To the left of the station (looking towards the front of it) is an old Soviet train which houses a free museum (closed on Sundays).
- Visit Gorky’s Cinema for its grand Soviet-era building, particularly the main lobby. Opposite in Scuarul Comsomolului Leninist Park is a statue of Lenin.
Upstairs inside the Soviet-era bus station, CCCP is a Soviet-style canteen serving surprisingly tasty food for €2-5.