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Address: ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
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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Magnificent view from the top

The fortress is in a remarkable condition and is totally worth the trek ,but be prepared with comfortable shoes as it is uphill and could get slippery.Also bring your own supply... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The fortress is in a remarkable condition and is totally worth the trek ,but be prepared with comfortable shoes as it is uphill and could get slippery.Also bring your own supply of mineral water as there is none on site and it could get very hot in the summer.Be very careful if or when climbing some of the ruins as... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This symbol of old Bulgaria is in a lovely location in the ancient capital of Veliko Tornovo. The monument is interesting with fantastic views. However, the most spectacular view is when the castle is illuminated at night.

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Cheektowaga, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Took a one-day tour from Bucharest. Not disappointed at all. We had a tour guide with us, so there was not problem with English explanations throughout the fortress. My only problem was personal.....couldn't take all of the strenuous uphill climb. Once at the top, though, there are excellent views of the valley and the old town. The walk through the... More 

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St albans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Its an absolutely huge fortress with fantastic dominating views over the valleys. They have done a good job reconstructing some walls and towers, although there isn't much non bulgarian narrative on the history. But its worth the visit and the town is beautiful if a little too much traffic running through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is the center piece of Veliko Tarnovo and probably the reason one would come to VT in the first place...fantastic views of the city from the fortress make the hike worthwhile...would have been nice if there was little bit of English explanations...

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A party of 4 friends went for 1 night to Veliko Tarnevo and there are 2 main sites of history you should not miss this one Tsarevets Fort is well worth the hike to the top we were all in our 60's and we managed it. The Fort has been partially rebuilt and you can really get an idea of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This place is amazingly sited as are its surroundings. But it seem to be left still in a time warp. That is to say that it was "restored" in a former era, about 30 years ago, when it was partly rebuilt and signs in Bulgarian, Russian and German. So much is partly rebuilt that the archaeology is not apparent, and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The fortress itself has very little in tact. None of the signs are in english, but entry is cheap and the views are great. I recommend doing the free walking tour of Veliko Tarnovo first, they give you a lot of history and while it doesn't visit the fortress it does help you understand the layout of the city etc.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Get inside the Bulgarian history through a trip to this former capitol. The view from the fortress is stunning!

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Asia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The fortress itself is little more than ruins, and there isnt much to see from inside. It is far more impressive at a distance, for which you don't need to pay the entrance fee -- though at 6 lev, its not expensive, and the views over the city from the top are beautiful. Disappointingly, there are no English descriptions to... More 

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Address: Address: ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Veliko Tarnovo Province  >  Veliko Tarnovo

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