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Tsar Samuel's Fortress

Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Ranked #10 of 18 Attractions in Ohrid
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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LARISSA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The Tsar Samuel's fortress is situated in the top of the hill, mirroring in the lake Ohrid. Take the car if you can, not walk, it is much easier and you get right in the entrance. In the castle, there are houses and people live there. The entrance ticket is only 30 MKD (0,5€). Use the stairs and the view... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This fortress has a prime location overlooking Lake Ohrid and the city of Ohrid. The fortress has been renovated pretty recently I believe and besides the walk along the walls of the fortress there isn't really much more to see. I would recommend visiting the fortress just for the view if nothing else.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A decent climb, but well worth it. Breathtaking views and a real opportunity to stop, breath the exceptional air and take in the beauty of this under-discussed gem of a city. Loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

When you climb up from the old part of city Ohrid you will see the beautiful view on the Ohrid, lake and beaches around. In the fortress there isn't much to see, just walk on the walls and take a picture. Don't go with the car, it's much better to walk true old Town.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Like a lot of other fortresses in the Balkans this one has a lot of ruins and is partially run down but has some impressive walls and ramparts. The fortress sits on top of a hill overlooking the Lake and the views of the surrounding area make it a worth while visit

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A place that everyone must see in Ohrid. The fortress seems like is waving and inviting every time when you are watching it.

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athens
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The views from the fortress to the lake are good. Overall it is a nice site to visit. There is a small entrance fee 30 denars.

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Germantown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

the fortress looks more impressive from war. Once you get inside the walls, there is very little there and I would be surprised if you spent too much time inside. However, it is something that you must do when in Ohrid, just don't expect any more than what you see from afar.

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

As previous reviewers have commented, this fortress does not offer placards with information nor guide books which is really unfortunate because it does have an interesting and important history. Www.macedinia-timeless.com offers some information on the Fort's origins and role in Macedonian history as do a few other websites, but you'll have to investigate a few to get more information. We... More

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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was a bit disappointed by this one. There are only the ramparts and that's all, no museum inside, no displays, no texts, nothing. The view is good though and the entrance fee is cheap, so why not go? Steep and narrow stairs on the way up and down, so think about the shoes you wear, but that goes for... More

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