Belogradchik Rocks
Belogradchik Rocks
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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jessicawarne
Blackpool, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
These rocks are unique and well worth a visit. We have visited them before but came this time for a wedding ceremony which took place in the grounds. The scenery is spectacular and our Bulgarian friends who live an hour away always bring their visitors here.
Written October 4, 2018
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MaltaBound
Houston, TX1,006 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
One must take a one-hour trip from the town of Vidin in order to visit the “Rocks” , which we did. The views were worth the drive. We read that the Rocks are over a mile wide and 65 stories high. Long ago, the Rocks were each given a name, and at the beginning of the climb, there is a map-board with some of the most popular labeled. The “Schoolgirl” is said to be the most popular, and our guide explained that a girl’s mean schoolmaster chased her into the path of a beast, whereupon, she was cast into stone.

Apart from this old lore, the Rocks are simply spectacular - breathtaking - and a must-see attraction. The paths for the most part have rails installed in order for safety purposes, but still use caution. If one is careful, there will likely be no issues, but if one ventures to the extreme edges of the cliffs, you could be losing your life. Use caution and wear sure-soled shoes.
Written April 9, 2018
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mjschaeffner
Vienna, Austria107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Astonishing landscape in a remote part of Europe, far off the mainstream. Beautiful, Inspiring, Calming, Exciting, ... simply AWESOME
Written May 12, 2019
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appelflap
Mazgit, Kosovo88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
Out of curiosity I look at blogger's self written subjective travel articles of what they summarize as Europe's most unique natural wonders. It's all personal opinion of course. You can just tell that the author who quickly compiled those lists didn't do enough research or create that list by downright looking up some pictures. As mentioned before, it is all subjective and I am always glad if the following are included on those lists: the northern lights in Scandinavia, Dolomites in the Alps, breathtaking badlands-like scenery of Bardenas Reales in Spain, wonderful Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, the majestic rugged landscapes of the Faroe islands, the mysterious basalt Giant's Causeway, enchanting Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands, the arctic beauty of Reine, the 2nd most active volcano on Sicily and a couple more. Strangely enough, the Belogradchik rocks rarely are amongst the results and I wonder why, is it not spectacular enough or do only a few know about this? Judging from the amount of reviews that there are on Meteora about four thousand and only a dozen for Belogradchik rocks I would assume the latter. I have always wanted to visit Belogradchik (literally: small white town) but last and only time I was in Bulgaria the roads were impassable due to early December snow. I almost fall off my chair when someone tells you should only visit for a couple of hours. I stayed here four days and it was all over too soon. There are a bunch of hiking trails parallel to the asphalted road and one long 6 km trail to Lepenitsa cave (important: Lepenishki pech near Belogradchik not the one in Rakitovo). That is information for it's own review, but you will see a lot more fascinating rock shapes along that trail. The trails are medium to challenging if you also take the heat into consideration but some views can be enjoyed from observation points near the Belogradchik main hotel and the fortress. The most wonderful aspect of the rock formations is that you can fantasize what the shapes look like. Some of them look like Belogradchik's own sandstone Saint Basil's Cathedral and another two columns reminded me of a husband and wife couple. I could gaze at them four hours and hours on end. One thing to note is that even that the sandstone shapes have been formed after years and years by wind, the cold and scorching sun rays, these guys look vulnerable. I thought I could take a piece with me that was fallen off, but that specimen started to crumble like a cookie when I touched it. Picture that a natural disaster would happen and these structures are destroyed forever like the collapsed azure window of Gozo (Malta). See my included pics if you still need to be convinced. And tell you what, I couldn't have taken all those pictures if stayed in Belogradchik for less than three hours.
Written April 29, 2018
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Dianne H
Anchorage, AK486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
It was hot day for a climb. Be prepared to climb a number of stairs, some steep. If you are afraid of heights, I am not sure that I would recommend. There are numerous points along the way to stop and get your breath. Once you get to the top it is a magnificent view of the rocks and the surrounding countryside. I would recommend going to this site. Plan on spending 1 - 1 1/2 hours here.
Written September 17, 2017
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mirage159
New York City, NY50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
A natural wonder, in a charming location, these rocks and the fortress are a delight. Visit the Belogradchik Rocks if you have the chance!
Written May 17, 2017
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toluce
Canada214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This was a beautiful fortress amongst huge rock formations. There are many wonderful photo opportunities. Great experience.
Written February 13, 2020
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c0l88
Heswall, UK168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
It doesn't sound very exciting but the rocks are worth seeing. To see them all and enjoy the views you have to climb over some steep sections with no steps. Definitely not suitable anyone with mobility problems but it's possible to see quite a bit without climbing too high.
Written October 30, 2019
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AustraliaOwen
Newcastle, Australia540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Well worth the time and effort. It is about 200 steps, which are a little uneven, to the top. But do it if you can. There are stunning views of the rocks and also of the surrounding area. Great views of Belogradchik.
Written August 4, 2019
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Eagle525
Roselle, IL1,153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Should you decide to visit the "Rocks" be prepared for an interesting geologic and historical treat. To fully experience the site be prepared to climb to the top of the fortified rocks. However, muck can be observed and enjoyed for the lower levels which relatively flat and offer EZ walking to the main fortress gate.
Going to the top requires mounting a mixture of stairs some of which are constructed from irregular stones while others are fabricated with steel steps and include hand rails.The elevation is reported at 230 feet, so anticipate at least that much of a vertical climb.
"The Rocks" have an interesting historical past and geologic significance and represented by the rock shapes and colors. We did not have a guide for the climb or any part of the visit, thus did not get the full grasp of the site until researchd after the visit. So, do research via the I net before U go ... search; "Belogradchick Rocks" Bulgaria. Get the most for your experience it may be the only time one may see this type of attraction.
PS: Posted are photos sequenced 1-25 which show the climbing experience plus, views from the top of the rocks. Can not guarantee TA will display them accordingly.
Written July 9, 2019
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