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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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Mid-age Bulgarian capital

Veeery nice city, with a lot of things to do any time of the year. Fortress is big and improvement, but a lot to see even now. There is also a lot of museums where European... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Veeery nice city, with a lot of things to do any time of the year. Fortress is big and improvement, but a lot to see even now. There is also a lot of museums where European history could be experianced. One of the most contraversial church is here. From the top is seen whole city. Full of pubs and bars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Unique laser-and-sound performance in the evenings. Walking around the Tzarevetz Hill you can feel the pulse of ancient Bulgarian kingdom, with its glory and pride.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best castle forts I have been in around the world. I couldn't believe how large the walls were and in what good shape everything was in. The walk across the bridge to enter was great except for our stroller. If possible DO NOT BRING A STROLLER! Carry your little child. It is impossible to push... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

awesome views of the city and the river, well conserved fortress, lots of history to learn, a must see !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

if you are in veliko you have to go there. it's a nice view of the city and the restoration was very well done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Although this fortress is largely in ruins, except for the restored outer walls, it is a very impress site. There are views of Veliko Turnova and the Yantra River valley from the fortress. It is well worth the uphill climb to get to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Walking around the grounds, climbing the watch towers, checking out the bell towers, it's a great way to spend a few hours. This ruined fortress is really worth checking out, the downside being there is minimal information about the buildings. You have to fill in a few of the blanks as you go using your imagination based on the artist... More 

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Philadelphia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Amazing! It took us about 3 hours to go around. The view is magnificent: the city and the river Yantra. There is a show "Light and Sound" definately worth seeing but is is not offered ever night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

An hour walking around the Tsarevets Fortress is no where near enough time to really appreciate the size and scale of this wonder. As you approach from the village of Veliko Tarnova you will walk along a restored causeway, through an arched gateway and once inside can really begin to appreciate the vastness of the place. While much of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The fortress is largely in ruins other than the outer walls (which have been restored), but it is still well worth a visit. The entrance across a long causeway is quite impressive, as are the views from the top. The ruins are enough to give visitors a sense of what it was like back in the day, and some of... More 

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Address: ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 35962638841
Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Veliko Tarnovo Province  >  Veliko Tarnovo

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