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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
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All reviews old town yantra river art gallery byzantine empire beautiful park nice view across the river worth the effort take pictures amazing views nice walk brothers dynasty bridge uprising statues rule
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Impressive architecture and sculptures. Statues of riders on horses standing on two legs are very rare.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank tgafton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it can be found on an island crossing the river Yandra-the brothers Asen left their mark in the regional history and this is a great way to commemorate them-the sword is huge- great place for pictures especially on a sunny day!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank apostolidougeorgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice view of the monument by coach while on a tour. This is a towering obelisk surrounded by horses which can be seen from many points in the area. It would have been nice to be able to walk down to see...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank igolfCA
Reviewed August 18, 2019

After almost two hours riding on the bus, we reach Veliko Tarnovo a fascinating medieval town, above the Yantra River. The old capital of Bulgaria! You also see the Asen Dynasty Monument (obelisk with horses) to the right. To see more please see my wife's...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Pieter-the-Gypsy
Reviewed August 18, 2019

It will take you a nice long walk down to the Asen's Monument, there is only one entrance. The monument is dedicated to the brothers Asen, Petar, Kaloyan and Ivan Asen II. It was built in 1985 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the uprising...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sevimsener
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

You can see this monument from every point in Veliko T but to really appreciate it you need to get up close. Then you can really see how large and impressive the monument is.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank wanderlustpack
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

When you walk through the city you always see this monument. It is symbolical for the Bulgarians and is a real peace of art. Take the time to go and explore it

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 353deyanb
Reviewed August 4, 2019

We were on a local tour and could not actually go to the monument in the amount of time that we had. But could clearly see it and zoom in to see how nice it was.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AustraliaOwen
Reviewed July 21, 2019

The Monument of Assen dynasty was dedicated to the 800 years anniversary of the rebellion against the Byzantine rule which ended with the liberation of Bulgarian territory at that time. The composition represents the leaders of the rebellion, the brothers Assen and Peter and their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Lucian M
Reviewed June 30, 2019

At least visit twice, once in the morning just after sunrise, once in the evening before sunset, you can see two different but just as beautiful city views from here. Grab a table in the nearby Cafe in the Art Center, the cold pint of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from bluesyray | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I’ve never used public transport in Bulgaria .. we went to Vt. by car. In my opinion bus would be better. Regards