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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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San Jose
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW 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 NEW

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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Castel Guelfo di Bologna, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Can you imagine? Down the fortress, along the river, lay the tombs of the first kings of BG! It is a spiritual journey, and view all around from the top of it is simply memorable. Take the elevator to the 22m high tower, and buy a golden Dobson of BG for only 4LEV. :-):-)

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Bucharest
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In one hour you get an idea of the place but if you have more time you can easily spent there around 3 hours, enjoy the view, have a coffee, etc .

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Brisbane, Australia
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203 reviews 203 reviews
110 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

A very interesting place to visit not just about the history of the fortress but also the wonderful views. It has to be said that a tour guide is worth it.

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Novi Sad
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Emperor city has the Emperor fortress. If you are in Veliko Trnovo, this is must to see. Take a daily walking tour and when you are on the top enjoy in magnificent view.

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Ahmedabad, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The fortress - or the largest of 3 fortresses that are grouped together are a fascinating part of Bulgarian history. Most of the site has been reconstructed but it gives a good picture of what the site might have been like. There is enough information in English to make your way around the site, however it is highly recommended to... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Not a very special citadel comparing to other fortresses. The highlight of Veliko but you better go to Arbanassi

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I think this fortress is better appreciated viewed from afar and not from inside. Inside are the standard ruins and some decent views of the town. Nothing special.

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Bucharest
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Tsarevets fortress is really a must see. Located on the top of Tsarevets Hill, it also offers a stunning view of the city.

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