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Sexaginta Prista Fortress and Museum

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A very enthusiastic and accommodating curator

I have seen a great deal of fantastic Roman fortresses all over Europe and I was not impressed with... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
Lafayette, California
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Fascinating ruins of old Thracian and Roman settlements

These continuing archaeological excavations are located on the Northwestern area of modern Ruse... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2017
Gabriel H
Bellaire, Texas
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

I have seen a great deal of fantastic Roman fortresses all over Europe and I was not impressed with this small but strategically located fort overlooking the Danube. However, I was very impressed with the energetic and welcoming curator. The fort was closed when our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This so called "fortress" takes sbout 15 min to visit. It's mostly ruins and it's very small. Almost no signage and no explanations. The tower is nice, but the view is not that special. The only thing I liked was the German WWII bunker, that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

These continuing archaeological excavations are located on the Northwestern area of modern Ruse. While knowledge about the settlements dates back over 100 years, it is only recently that greater emphasis has been placed on pursuing serious archaeological explorations and developing the ruins into a modern...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Came across this little gem by accident. It translates to "the port of the 60 ships" and is a significant part of Ruse's history. Ancient ruins can be seen above ground - I found out later that you can go down into the dungeon to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed August 28, 2017

The fortress is nothing much but there is a WWII German Bunker which may be of interest to war enthusiasts. However the lady guide in the small museum makes all the difference. There is hardly any other tourist guide in Bulgaria, who will fill you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Christian G
Reviewed August 13, 2016

The Sexaginta Prista fortress is a very interesting museum that is very close to the center of Ruse. I recommend that you pay for a lecture, the staff is really knowledgeable and friendly!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank DimitarDimitrov
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Very well organized museum with an excellent view and competent and friendly guides. Don`t miss to enjoy a little bit of history if you`re in town.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Desislava K
Reviewed March 27, 2016

This is a good place to visit if you want to see the Danube from a higher point. The museum itself is very small, but clean and obviously cared for. The guide was soooo lovely. He is definetly passionate about his job, so he kept...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Stefania B
Reviewed November 29, 2015

Once piece of history..The first city built here was called The City of the sixty ships (this is what they say is the translation of Sexaginta Prista). So here you can find remains from the fortress and a museum... It is worth it to see...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Lilian C
Reviewed November 11, 2015

In the 100 meters from the river. We use wrong entrance but the stuff was very kind. I'm not sure is the bobm shelter from WW2 free to aces but they really have this one in the territory of museum.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Alexander H
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