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Address: Asenovgrad, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Fortress on a Cliff, Old, Well Preserved

The road on the way to the fortress is in bad shape, so be prepared for a bit of a walk. Once there however, the location and the fortress is amazing. Bring your camera and hope... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Ramsey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Hired a taxi for the day to see various sights outside of Plovdiv. The fortress offers good views and has interesting chapels. If you have mobility problems this is not set up for you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The road on the way to the fortress is in bad shape, so be prepared for a bit of a walk. Once there however, the location and the fortress is amazing. Bring your camera and hope for a clear day.

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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We detoured to go to this site on our way to the Bachkovo Monastery as we could see the fortress ruins and church on the mountainside which was dramatic. The grouchy women at the front entrance were not a bonus feature and the views were ok from the top. The old church had swooping mudswallows in it which gave it... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This small fortress is placed on the steep rock over the main road from Plovdiv to Smolyan. The sight from above is impressive.

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North West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Located on the old road to Greece the fortress was built in the 9th century though not much remains apart from the church. Access is by flights of stairs which must have been a challenge to install, and do require a reasonable level of agility. The views from the paths make the effort worthwhile.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice view over the valley and the city of Asenovgrad, but the fortress itself (or whats left...) is quit poor...

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Varna, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Asen's Fortress is easy to find once you get to Asenovgrad or if you come from Chepelare by car. It can be reached by car or on foot and I'd suggest you took the stroll. Nature there is beautiful as everywhere in the Rodopi Mountain. The fortress is very well located for the purpose of guarding the mountain pass. The... More 

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just passing by on our way down to Plovdiv we noticed this charming (?) fortress to visit. So we did and found a breathtaking view and understood why the fortress had been situated just in the lock between the valley down from the Rodopi mountains. Worth a stay and a cone!

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Mainz, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

In a dramatic location Asen's Fortress is reached by a 3km or so walk uphill from Asenovgrad (town is easily reached by bus from Plovdiv). Navigation through town is not obvious but as long as from the bus / train station you head uphill and don't cross the river you shouldn't go too wrong. The walk is fine but nothing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

After you climb the stairs to this hill side fort/church, you can see that it controls a pass and that it allowed for good views of the valley below. The church itself has some good wall paintings that have been restored, but not added to. Most are partial images and some are hard to see or figure out. The different... More 

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