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Tsarevets Fortress

ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities
Traveler Description: Veliko Turnovo Castle or Tsarevets Fortress features a sound and light show most evenings during the summer. Albeit that the exact details of when it... more »
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Muscat, Oman
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is quite a long walk over cobbled and uneven paths so don,t take a pushchair or wheelchair as you will struggle. The views from the fortress over the surrounding area and river make some good photography. The areas of the Fortress were signed in Bulgarian language only so foreign visitors have no chance of understanding them which was a... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Tsarevets Fortress has a beautiful view over the dramatic landscape that surrounds Veliko Tarnovo and is worth a visit just for this fact alone. The Fortress has some badly reconstructed buildings, although the inside of the church is interesting for its unusual, modern frescoes. There are no explanations in English other than one map at the entrance to the Fortress... More

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everywhere
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

negative a long and tiring climb off course positive beautiful views light and music show ,only a litle bit loud

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Here ,today ,16/07/2014 .i am impressed .The building old,ooze character and charm.Would need a serious amount of time to study and appreciate the surround.You will find little places in most unassuming ,turns twists to enjoy some capu or wines.The meals are well prepared and delicious.an abundance of simple souvenirs .A trifle sad there is no programmer for the light and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The view is great, the castle is pretty cool. My recommendation would be to avoid doing like us and going there at 12pm. It gets pretty hot. Otherwise, it's a must-see in Veliko Ternovo.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The first thing to say is if you are able to see the Sound and Light show over the castle at night you should because it is a real joy. The other thing is to make sure you allow a lot of time to do your day visit because it is big and beautifully located with masses to see, especially... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Brilliant historical site. A lot bigger than I imagined. Arrived in the night, so didn't see the fortress when driving in. It was a pleasant surprise in the morning. Walked along the main street, until it transformed to a medieval bridge. The grounds were great to stroll around in. The view was nice. Walked about for several hours exploring. Good... More

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Bucharest
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

It's a nice walk and in the end you have a very nice view of the entire city. We couldn't see the lights during our staying in Veliko.

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San Jose
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We just saw the spectacular light show from Sharlopov hotel. The hotel restaurant food is not good, but the show they offer is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had the fortress as our view from our hotel room, and up close it's just as striking as when the sun hits the church in late afternoon or mid morning. The grounds are well kept, there are very haunting paintings in the church, and the night light and sound show is great. Worth visiting.

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