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Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)

Asenovgrad, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Ranked #10 of 26 Attractions in Plovdiv
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Mainz, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
70 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I really like this fortress. The view surrounding it is breathtaking. It is very well preserved and is totally worth visiting!

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UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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144 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
101 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
112 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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