Trapezitsa Fortress
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David B
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Somewhat of an 'unhidden' gem. Very obvious to see from the city but nobody seems to go there. I was the only one for two hours. Cute little museum on top. Great views of the other fortress. Interesting ruined church-spotting. I really enjoyed the walk there too as you pass a heap of other historical sights on the way.
Written April 8, 2024
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Adrian Pop
Slatina, Romania164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Unfortunately, the difficult road, you have to climb a lot until you reach the church from the top of the hill where the fortress is located. However, once here, you can admire the landscape, and the paintings in the church suggest a different vision of the Orthodox faith.
Written September 1, 2020
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mrc282
World8,479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
it seems like i am the only visitor at this site, or even for the whole day.

there are two ways to visit Trapezitsa Fortress
1) use your legs and hike
2) pay 16 BGN for the funicular roundtrip

the weather was scorching hot, so i did 2).

there are no tourists, and the funicular has to "open up" for me to ascend. not complaining, since i can explore the grounds at leisure once at the top. it's mostly archeological ruins , with a tiny museum, and two towers for you to climb. but whats worth mentioning is the panoramic view of Tsarevets Fortress from here. it is just a shame that Trapezitsa is not open late enough to enjoy sunset from the top. maybe in the winter...
Written June 9, 2023
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Lucian M
Constanta, Romania2,462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Trapezitsa Fortress is a large archaeological site located on one of the surrounding hills which dominates the town of Veliko Tarnovo. You may reach the place using your own car, public transportation (bus 50 or 110) or just walking till the Asenov quarter where the entrance to the fortress is located. Once you are there, going up to the hill could be done using the funicular or walking – the path starts near to the parking area. Our option was for funicular (it operates daily, except Mondays, 9am to 5pm, from May to October). The way up lasts for few minutes while you may enjoy the spectacular views.
Trapezitsa Fortress was an important stronghold as well as a religious place in the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Having in mind the importance of the place, significant restoration works were developed during the last years. Nowadays on the hill you may see the remains of 19 churches, the Northern Gate, defensive towers and military purpose buildings. There are alleys which make the access easy and benches if you need a little bit of rest, or just want to admire the landscape.
Very close to the upper funicular station, on the main alley, there is a new built museum where you can find more information about the history of the place and admire some exhibits found in the area.
Written July 20, 2019
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tim252
Salisbury, UK742 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
The scale of this place is quite something. It is well looked after and certainly worth a visit. Some of the paths and steps could be a bit challenging.
Written June 14, 2018
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Oana C
Bucharest, Romania557 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
If you are in Veliko Tarnovo and you want to see all the beautiful places you have to go and visit Trapezitsa.
It is an extension of the Tzaravets Fortress but în a very wild place.
So you have to climb to this beautiful plateau and admire the landscapes.
Written May 17, 2018
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armosoff
Tallinn, Estonia238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
These two are like man and woman... So close still so far. Great place to see, great views and pictures to get!
Written August 29, 2022
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Geraldine A
Smolyan, Bulgaria2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I'm not fascinated by this place. They have problems with both the funicular and the organizational nature.
Written October 19, 2021
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Gareth de Wijk
Rotterdam, The Netherlands7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
If it were free and it wasn't too hot, it would be nice to take a walk. But it is not worth paying 16 lev. It only has archaeological interest and what little there is seems to be rebuilt.
Written October 18, 2021
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John D
Liverpool, UK54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Well worth the visit, need about 3 hours to get around the Castle, they have small kiosk type place for drinks etc, worth the small fee to go up the Church Tower. Parking is a Nightmare if you go by car, there used to be a car park just outside now its miles away, then to get back to the entrance you have a long walk up hill, They need to sort out Parking for visitors.
Written September 21, 2019
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