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Address: Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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One of the must have's on the walking tour around the old city.Not much information inside the fortress you read yout wiki first ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

It would be more helpful if there were signs in English, moreover there were nowhere any information about the history of the fortress

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Zyrardow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Absolutely this is place to see it when in Ohrid. Ancient castle located on top of the hill. Very old. Builded by tsar Samuel who created capital city of Bulgaria in Ohrid.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Nothing too exceptional. It was nice to see and walk around the walls, but I didn't spend more than 10 minutes or so. Views weren't as nice as I'd hoped. It's very cheap so it's worth just popping in for a quick visit.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

One of the must have's on the walking tour around the old city.Not much information inside the fortress you read yout wiki first ;)

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Sibenik, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

For only 30 denars (0,50 €) you get a whole new experience, a wonderful view over Ohrid and its lake. Put it on your "to see" list, you won't be disappointed.

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Pozarevac
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Samuil's Fortress (Macedonian: Самуилова тврдина) is a fortress in the old town of Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. It was the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire during the rule of Samuil in the middle-ages. Today, this historical monument is a major tourist attraction and was renovated in 2003.According to recent excavations by Macedonian archaeologists, it was alleged that this fortress... More 

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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I went there with kids that are hard impress. Now they remember it as a breath-taking place. So do I

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

By itself the fortress is IMO nothing special, but the road to it and the view from it are just beautiful. Do take the winding streets of Ohrid, enjoy the walk. Arrive at the fortress and get on the walls. The view is priceless, especially off season, during autumn, probably because the tourists are just few and the view changes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The fortress primarily consists of the outer walls, so there isn't a lot to see inside. However, the great views over the lake and town make it worth the long climb up the hill.

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Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It's a long walk uphill to the fortress. But you are rewarded with great views over the lake. It was built in the 10th century and parts of it are being restored.

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