Sexaginta Prista Fortress and Museum

Sexaginta Prista Fortress and Museum

Sexaginta Prista Fortress and Museum
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fjane84
Island of Malta, Malta669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
There were originally three towns in this area at different points in time at slightly different locations. Most Thracian and Roman remains were destroyed when building the railway and town, and even in recent times construction and development is continuing to take priority over archeology e.g the archeologists were threatened by a developer when they found Roman remains where he wanted to build a retirement home. And the army club next door contains a Roman theatre but they won't give access to the archeologists and even bulldozed Roman remains on their land.
The very dedicated curator and head archeologist gave us a fascinating insight into the fortress. I would love to have seen a documentary with him explaining everything.
Next month there will be qr codes to scan with your phone to get a more interactive experience. There is info in English and a small museum, mithraeum and ww2 bunker.
I recommend buying the leaflet guide to read more information.
The entry is 5 leva, around 2.50 euro and although not much is left it is worth visiting to support the dedicated and under appreciated archeologists and to see the only Roman ruins left in the city.
Written July 28, 2020
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Stefania B
Bucharest, Romania118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
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 our level of interest high. Jokes, history, amazing stories and a good time overall. Also, he knows a story that will melt your heart! But for that, you'll have to ask him :)
Written March 27, 2016
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iskren.velikov
Ruse, Bulgaria23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Friends
Sexaginta Prista is a great place to see, a preserved and exhibited Roman fort, part of the Roman defense system. On the site you can see sections of the fortification wall, a Roman watch tower, replica of a pristis ship, as well as a WWII bomb-shelter, adapted as a temple to Mithras.
Written July 6, 2014
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reise-tanta-di
Lafayette, CA2,411 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Business
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 group arrived and after several phone calls it turned out the curator was called to the Bulgaria-Romania border to identify some looted objects from antiquity that someone tried to smuggle out of Bulgaria. That story was intriguing. But the fort was finally opened for us and we were shown the site. We also got to examined a WWII bunker with the inscribed name of a German doctor who had carved his name and date into a brick. Apparently the doctor had visited the site a few years ago and made the curator aware of the special brick. All the bricks had been whitewashed at one time. While the paint was removed no other inscribed bricks were found. If you are in Ruse this is worth a visit.
Written November 18, 2018
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
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 see more
Written November 3, 2017
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Lagarder7
Plovdiv, Bulgaria895 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
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!
Written August 13, 2016
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Alexander H
Bulgaria31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
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.
Written November 11, 2015
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Galina I
Varna, Bulgaria11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Interesting place, but would be good to read about it in advance or get a guide so you know what you are looking at. It is a good idea to combine the visit with a picnic if you have more time as it is by the sea and there is a forest nearby so you can combine history with nature. The staff is really nice and helpful.
Written September 16, 2019
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Janet C
Brixham, UK177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Just the outlines of the fortress foundations left, as well as those of a temple. Elevated position with a tower giving good views over the Danube.
Written August 2, 2019
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Ramutza
Bucharest, Romania606 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
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 was pretty cool. Would not classify as a must if only one day in Ruse.
Written August 17, 2018
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