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Tsarevets Fortress

Address: ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Dating to the 12th century, this strategic fortress is one of two highly fortified hills...
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

veliko turnovo is a very nice city and the hotel is impressive. If I ever happen to visit again ill definitely stay at bolyarski

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Maribor, Slovenia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth the climb for the spectacular views! Read about it before visiting and use your imagination to get the feeling how magnificent it was in it's heyday! It was raining when we visited but we still got the best of it and we had the place for ourselves.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Can't help but remember the feeling of being mesmerized to see the fortress from afar. It was a cold, gloomy afternoon with light showers in Dec when we visited. It was quite a challenge for me to walk all the way up considering i had zero exercise at the time. I was panting like a dog, pausing and catching my... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I was amazed at this place and the way it was constructed. It is a fortress and I can imagine during its peak this would have been impenetrable. There is a small entrance fee I believe it was 5 leva (2.5 euro). Make sure that you take walking shoes and cover up (in winter) as it is COLD and windy.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Veliko Tarnovo was the first capital of Bulgaria, and Tsarevets Fortress was the capital's fortress. It is a long climb up to the top of the fortress. The views are spectacular.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

4 Leva for entrance and then you get to walk around, bring comfortable shoes and enjoy the views. There is a restaurant next to the ticket booth that serves as a great starting or ending spot for your afternoon at the fortress.

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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

From the first moment I stepped in there, I felt this magical feeling, like going back. You can feel the history in the place with each step. The view is great - inside the fortress and from the walls and the tower and from the church on the top. If you have someone to tell you the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was an amazing walk back in time. The fortress sits right on the river and has beautiful views. There is good access inside buildings and throughout the grounds. The information signs were only in Bulgarian, Russian(?) and German. Had to take pictures and translate later to English. I think the highlight was the art inside the church museum. It... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great sight seeing. This place was destroyed by the Ottoman empire so not really a fortress anymore but you can get the feeling of what it could have been like when on the grounds. Theres a really nice church and viewing tower at the top of the fortress. The surrounding landscape with the villages at the bottom of the valley... More 

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Burgas Province, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Pretty impressive fortres.Great views from the top.Amazing picture locations.Must see destination if you are in the area.

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