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Tsar Samuel's Fortress

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Address: Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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+389 46 266 670
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$140.34*
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Panoramic view of Lake Ohrid

The view is the highlight of this restored fortress. There are a few ruins but actually the view is worth the trek to the top of the mountain.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 23, 2016
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a dilapidated fortress with fairly complete exterior walls and good spots for sightseeing. The space surrounded by the exterior walls is not too small relative to many castles in Germany and Switzerland, but there is hardly anything to see once you have entered the fortress itself. So you need only expect a stay high up the passages along... More 

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Thank Teruce
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view is amazing from up there. You can see the lake, the mountains and the town. The price to get get in is very small.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice place but really hard to go there if u have pain in legs or some others physical problems. U can see the whole city down there

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Thank Samara S
Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The medieval fortress offers unbeatable panoramic views of Lake Ohrid and the surrounding cities, towns, and mountains. Within the fortress there is very little to see other then a few crumbling ruins, however, the views are simply breathtaking and are a great vantage point of the area.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

The view is the highlight of this restored fortress. There are a few ruins but actually the view is worth the trek to the top of the mountain.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

The fortress has nothing tremendous, but walking on the good parts of the walls are quite great and offers very nice view over the city.

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We arrived to the fortress late afternoon and a little bit cold but it was worth it. one may go around climb the walls and see the view of Ohrid area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

Very minimal price somewhere around £1-1.50 ,but the views are amazing , lots of history . So for everyone who doesn't mind walking up and down ...and who likes history. And again the views...

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

This castle cannot be compared with Dubrovnik's castle(If you've been there you'll be dissapointed by this one). Anyway..It's the last castle in my list of the ones i've seen till now(either Dubrovnik's or Greece's in Platamona and Rhodes).. So nothing so interesting..

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Tsar Samuel's Fortress in Ohrid is a place where you can see and feel the history and where you can have a great view on the Ohrid Lake

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