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Tsarevets Fortress

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Address: ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 35962638841
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Description: Dating to the 12th century, this strategic fortress is one of two highly...
Dating to the 12th century, this strategic fortress is one of two highly fortified hills (Trapezitza being the other) that protected Bulgarian rulers living on the site in the tsar’s palace.
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This is a wonderful, magical, unforgettable place. I have come here three times and every time I have been absolutely enchanted. The view of, and from, the fortress is stunning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The best place in Veliko Tărnovo. Historical fortress. Nice view from up. Many tourists visit it. Nice pictures you can make . When I was up at the fortress I was in white dress some kids crying ,, look a princess in the castle,, lol

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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful, magical, unforgettable place. I have come here three times and every time I have been absolutely enchanted. The view of, and from, the fortress is stunning. It is fascinating to walk among the ruins and see the town and countryside around. The best time to visit would be as evening draws in, but you wouldn't want... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The scenery looks like a post card and the fortress of Tsarevets is looking good with an nice road to it and enough to explore. The reconstruction and preservation of the historic fortress might not be that good as it doesn't feel authentic everywhere, but it is still well worth a visit and gives a nice insight in the Bulgaria... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A place with huge historical importance! Still very well preserved. I would recommend convenient shoes for this attraction. Unfortunately no guided tours included in the entrance ticket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It is marvelous you can see a whole another world there i was delighted when i get on te top by the church. yo can see the whole new town running it's life just beside the greatness of the fortress

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Nice fortress but there are very few signs with the descriptions of the buildings. In overrall the preservation is made with blocks of concrete. And all of the archeological stuff is under it. So for that i am giving it only 3 stars.

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Sibiu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very nice restored fortress. I would recommend to go really early in the summer because if not it gets real hot and there isn't much shade.

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Southeast Romania, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nice place to visit, great views all around. We were sorry to miss the traditional night lights and music show.

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Burgas, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to walk around the old fortress and get lost in time. The ruins are very impressive and the murals in the church are quite spectacular. Give yourself time to sit and appreciate the beauty of them. Make sure you have a comfy pair of shoes on for walking and your camera. the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The most important historical attraction of the city of Tarnovo. Easy to arrive there even by walking. There are numbers of tourist guide in different languages - but no italian.

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