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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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Derby
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Spent a brilliant 3 hours at the Fortress with 2 children, aged 13 and 9y. Very hot, it was an easy walk, although the fortress requires something a little more substantial than flip flops! The church at the top was incredible, with great acoustics, tested out by singing from one of the guides ( and my husband!) Wonderful modern frescoes... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The light and sound show is very good at night at the fort when it is on. The cafes and bars are good, but like most places in Bulgaria you are ion for a long wait for your food, you will not get all what you ordered at the same time. While you are still having your starter, they may... More

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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The Fortress of Tsarevets is not far from the old capital city of Veliko Tarnovo and it's worth a visit. The Student Ticket is only 2 BGN (2 Leva), while the normal one is 6 BGN (6 Leva) per person. In case you paid for a ticket and you want to temporarily exit the place for some reason, let the... More

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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unlike most of the historic monuments around Europe which have been 'restored', Tsarovets is largely untouched by the restorers trowel. At the beginnng of the site you are told the truth = this is a very old castle and it is as it was so don't look for handrails and don't trip up or fall over. This is what it... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Very interesting site, definitely worth visiting if you are in the area. Sadly, not very much of the original fortress has remained intact over the centuries but it is nevertheless very interesting to see. The most impressive sight was the church with its murals.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

I say hidden, because most of the world seem not to know about this place, but you can't fail to miss this place from miles of, due to its very imposing presence. Tsarevets is one of three hill fortifications and the most preserved. It was the great place of the Tsars and serves as a great reminder that Bulgaria was... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fee - 6 leva. Interesting place for who enjoys architectural sites. The pictures in the cathedral are very unique, it represents the history of the city itself - and they are a little bit scary :-). You will have a splendid view over the city; There is also available a free walking tour in the city (it begins at the... More

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Loved it, the restoration done so far, the view, the quietness.Entrance fee is 4 Leva for adults and 2 for children/students.Extra fee of 2 Leva for the tower elevator - trust me, it's worth every penny.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The fortress has an impressive circuit of walls, heavily restored. It's pleasant to walk around, there are nice views, but there's little to see except foundations, and the sparse information is only in Bulgarian and German! The wild flowers were pretty in July. The church has been rebuilt, but the modern frescoes are not inspiring. Perhaps some more history/background would... More

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Dumfries, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My family and I had the great opportunity to visit Bulgaria and Romania this summer. One of our stops was Veliko Tarnovo so we were able to visit the Tsarevets Fortress. It was impressive with it's fortified walls, path roads, and gorgeous sceneny. I loved the caterpult outside as we were climbing to go to the fortress. Very cool! We... More

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