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Tsar Samuel's Fortress

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Address: Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
Phone Number: 38946266670

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Worth seeing while in Ohrid.

This fortress is a nice walk up from the center of town. With admission price of less than a dollar, you can have impressive views of the city and lake Ohrid.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Every time I am in Ohrid I must take the hill walk ritual to the fort. There are a lot of old churches and homes for great pictures on the way. It is a great walk and once there the views of Ohrid and the lake are spectacular!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I want to say this was very good, but to manage expectations I havent'... I couldnt see any info about the castle anywhere in the grounds (no written guide either) but I honestly didn't mind as the views from on the castle walls etc were amazing and it cost less than 100 denar (barely £1) Take a good camera and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I might exaggerate, I might have been in a very good mood but I keep such a memory of this place... !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This fortress is a nice walk up from the center of town. With admission price of less than a dollar, you can have impressive views of the city and lake Ohrid.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This fortress is basically just the exterior walls (which have obviously been restored); the interior is mostly just ruins. That said, there are amazing views of Lake Ohrid and the old town from the fortress so it's well worth the modest entry fee for that alone.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Dilapidated ruins, crazy entry fees, no access to the old walls (which meant no views), only loads of tacky curio stalls. Not worth the climb

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Nis, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

After Kameo church and Ploshnik, you will probably end here. It is nothing special. It is kinda similar to the fortress in Skoplje, though a smaller one. Has a good view of the lake. It has a fee but some 30 minutes before closing I think it is free, or it was free because of the holiday.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

...on the walls ( or what is left of it ) and imagine you're on duty. And you know the enemy is watching you...from somewhere and you can 'catch' an arrow anytime... Your life was not worth much in the Middle Age, huh ? Back to reality. Splendid views of the Ohrid Lake and the city of Ohrid and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Just take any street uphill in the old town and enjoy great views, old and new houses and find your way to the castle. Turn left and right whenever you want and enjoy the old city. Our favourite walk downwards is towards the end of the boardwalk. Nice little bars for a drink, sandwich, beach and sunny views.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

A great view but not much else there and quite a walk up if it's very hot. Glad we did it though as the view is great

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Address: Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
Phone Number: 38946266670
Location: Europe  >  Republic of Macedonia  >  Southwestern Region  >  Ohrid

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