Krakra Fortress
Krakra Fortress
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Attenzione Attrazione
Florence, Italy160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
20 min drive from Sofia, just follow the road signs for Pernik city, and then for the Fortress.
Pernik or Krakra Fortress is free to visit. Parking is also free at the bottom.
Few dogs at the parking, but they are very friendly. Souvenir shop was not working.
You can climb the platform or just take a break on the bench in the Fortress.
It is nice to visit, if you have time and you like history.
Written April 20, 2023
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eva_anan
Pernik, Bulgaria34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
It is an interesting historical culture place in Pernik town, but it isn`t yet very well advertised and developed.
Written January 9, 2019
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Pier N
Bulgaria3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The medieval Krakra Fortress is situated on a relatively small rocky plateau at the town of Pernik.It is believed to have been built during the reign of Khan Omurtag (814-831). The wall of the fortress is 2 metres thick.The alleys in the fortress are lighted at night. A stage is set up in the fortress for theatrical performances and concerts. It's fantastic place for visitors. I like history and historical places.
Written September 13, 2019
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NikaNumber1
Royal Oak, MI8,540 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
This tour stop is a scam. Our guide said the fortress was scammed or lost the money to redo and fix the fortress, thus it was patched up by polymer concrete or what is referred to as the cardboard castle or the cheese fortress. He was right it wasn’t worth the visit.

I wasn’t even sure we should do the tour to the remains but was greatly disappointed to hear it’s been fixed up by polymer materials instead of stone, the natural or original material of this fortresses’s foundation.
Written October 9, 2019
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Вероника
Pernik, Bulgaria24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Unfortunately, those responsible spent the money on butaforous walls and trampled the centuries-old story. Not very well maintained, there are a lot of street dogs left loose around the entrance. For what I offer I would not pay. And it was a wonderful place with great potential, but they did not succeed :(
Written December 28, 2018
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Rumy
Pernik, Bulgaria6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
krakra the leader of the fortress was one of the best and bravest warriors.This was the last fortress which fell down under Bisantian rule.
Written September 3, 2019
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spp348
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
The fortress itself has a lot of ruins that are preserved . If you like history it will interest you for sure. It’s also a nice place to go for a walk. Not much to do there for kids. There is a path they can ride a bike on and a towel they can climb.
Written October 3, 2018
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Mariya K
Kostinbrod, Bulgaria356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
The Krakra fortress was one of the main defense facilities during the Second Bulgarian Empire. Although historians think there was an ancient fortress on this site dating VI-V century BC, the greatest rise of this place was during the rule of Krakra Pernishki - a feudal lord believed to be a man remarkable in military affairs, so the fortress is named after him.
This is a nice place to take a walk and feel like you're back in the Middle Ages. Some medieval castle defensive weapons are displayed on the site and there are also a lot of remains from the fortress itself and other significant structures. Unfortunately, for the restoration of the site are used some not quite "medieval" materials so it gives you the strange feeling that it was build yesterday. But still, with it's closeness to the capital of Sofia and entrance fee only 4 leva it's a place worth visiting.
Written August 26, 2017
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FloLyTeam
Saint-Priest, France536 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
As someone who lived in Pernik for many years, it's a must saying that Krakra's fortress is one of the many places named after this medieval guy Krakra who once inhabited these lands. The fortress itself is a reconstruction and honestly not a very good one (in fact, there are a few stones left from what was once a fortress), but getting there will ensure you have a nice long walk after a heavy meal and you can see the whole city from up there.
Written April 20, 2017
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meeeows
Vienna, Austria37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
From the top of the fortress you have a fantastic view on the city and surroundings. It is very relaxing up there, and you have this ancient fortress to look at.

The city center with its big square is quite near (10 minutes by car)
Written March 13, 2016
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