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Tsarevets Fortress

ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
+359 62 638 841
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Dating to the 12th century, this strategic fortress is one of two highly fortified hills (Trapezitza being the other) that protected Bulgarian rulers living on the site in the tsar’s palace.
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ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
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"sound and light show"
in 32 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 10 reviews
"surrounding area"
in 8 reviews
"amazing views"
in 15 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 9 reviews
"nice walk"
in 13 reviews
"middle ages"
in 7 reviews
"bulgarian capital"
in 7 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 19 reviews
"long walk"
in 9 reviews
"yantra river"
in 19 reviews
"nice view"
in 13 reviews
"historical place"
in 8 reviews
"communist era"
in 6 reviews
"comfortable shoes"
in 7 reviews
"on site"
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"great history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful place. Wonderful environment, but go visting it in the morning during summer. Very good price (6 levas per family with children), water, ice creams available on the site.

Thank Anne-So C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is second time we visit, seems more interessting every time....history lessons all over the places, great and panoramic view!

Thank Dana G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited the imposing fortress with a friend and was very impressed. We were staying locally in the old town in Veliko Turnovo and its hard to miss as you come up into the town. It cost us 6 leva to get in (approx. £2.50)...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting extensive walk through the various areas of this former seat of the Bulgarian kings during the second empire. Lacks explanatory signs so make sure you have your book guide with you

Thank Frog-Aus
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This fortress is a must visit if you are in Veliko Tărnovo. It does take a bit of stair climbing to get around so wear good walking shoes. There is audio history available at several points throughout the fort. There are wonderful views from most...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited there on July 29, it was a sunny & hot day but we were stunned by the beautiful view. We walk around there awhile, unfortunately, we didn't go to the church at the top but highly recommend everybody to visit.

Thank Meng_Ladda
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Originally built in the 12th century and located just a short walk from the main city centre, Tsarevets fortress really is a 'must see' in Veliko Tarnovo. The views, as the attached pictures testify, are truly stunning. Every time you go round a corner you...More

Thank James J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice view of an interesting city. The environment is great and the fortress is nice and well keep.

Thank Bogdan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had no idea that Bulgaria had such massive fortifications, this one has over 3,500 feet of walls up to 12 feet thick and 35 feet high. Be sure and go to the top of the hill to see the Church of Ascension and the...More

1  Thank Arvid O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to explore, to "get lost," to inspect the ruins up close, to enjoy. If you go early enough, you beat the crowds, it you go on the last Thursday of the month, the admission is free, otherwise I believe it is 6...More

Thank theladylee
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Dear Suzanne, do not worry, tfere are different pats with different slopes, you could choose that which you need; you need 30 min to follow the longer one actialy, it's better not to climb too quickly, to have time to touch... More
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