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Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)

Asenovgrad, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Plovdiv
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After we read reviews and saw the pictures we assumed this visit would be a mountain trekk, lasting most of the day. It's not anything like that. I guess from the previous reviews they were from the elderly or infirm. It is a breeze to find, absolutely no need for a taxi if you want an easy stroll on a... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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300 reviews 300 reviews
140 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Supposed to be difficult to find but we had no problem as we hired a driver in Sofia and this was part of a day trip to Plovdiv. Amazing views - don't miss out on this unless you don't like heights!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I am an outdoors person and I had a fantastic time here! Beautiful view from all around especially at the top of the fortress! Remember to take a coin with you there seems to be a place where everyone is dropping coins to make a wish in the fortress!

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

the first time i saw asen's fortress was in 2010. back then it needed much love and refurbishment but the views and history of the place is second to none. in 2013, there's been a lot of improvement to the fortress with proper walkways leading to the fortress to trebuchet replicas. all in all, its still one of my favourite... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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128 reviews 128 reviews
98 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

You will get there after only half an hour of driving from Plovdiv. While the fortress itself is not so impressive, the church on the top adds to a really magnificent view over the river valley. Don't miss it.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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104 reviews 104 reviews
93 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I like going to this area even without entering the fortress. I think the best season to visit the place is autumn - the fortress and church look fantastic with the colourful tree background all around. Be careful in rainy days when the stones at the hill are wet. It can get slippery. Go with comfortable sports shoes. You can... More

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Great excursion, amazing view. The person who worked there gave us a wonderful guided tour of the ruins.

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London, United Kingdom
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141 attraction reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

It seems this is a place local people take a stroll. We were lucky to be there with blue and clear sky. Such a nice atmosphere that one has to enjoy the magnificent moments away from crowds.

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Innsbruck, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Sure, it's a bit small, hard to access without a car, and they don't let you go inside... but what a view! Surely there's not a place in Europe where you can find a castle so elegantly placed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Went there on the 2nd of January with a friend, we arrived at Plovdiv bus station around 10.30 and while there was no snow it was quite foggy. The buses to Asenovgrad are every 30 mins from stop 4 and cost 1.5lev, they didn't leave on the exact times advertised but where kinda always there. By the time we arrived... More

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