Shumen Fortress
Shumen Fortress
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MiraIv
Bulgaria29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
One of the few so well preserved ancient historical places in Bulgaria, representing different periods from the European culture - ancient, Roman and Medieval. There is a small museum on-site, excellently organized. Very kind museum officials both at the outer and inner area. The view towards Shumen is impressive!
Written February 24, 2021
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DiDi
Shumen, Bulgaria77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Beautiful museum with historical artefacts and it is definitely worth a visit. Pictures are not allowed so it is the only way to see them is to visit this museum. :)
Written August 25, 2019
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chiaraSofia
Sofia, Bulgaria229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
I usually visit the fortress from the monument 1300 years Bulgaria - it's a nice 2-3 hours walk. The fortress offers a very nice view and, even though there's still place for improvement in terms of the state of the remnants, I really enjoy walking around the district.
You can as well reach the fortress by car and then walk around the area, have a picnic, play some sports, read a book..during the summer the place gets busy in the weekends since families come to make a barbecue or simply relax in the forest nearby.
Written January 7, 2015
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deukerens
Bulgaria226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
As usual not easy to find but when you do it's worth it. It's set on the top of the hill with great views out over Shumen. Part of the fortifications are being gentrified to make them look more impressive, it sort of works. There is a walkway around the site and some building remains are signed, but the majority are not.
From the car park there if you follow the road you can get to some tracks which are good for walking. Also there is a place where you can get meals and drinks if you want to.
Written May 9, 2015
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alex_dak
Shumen, Bulgaria16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
A great place to spend your time learning the history of the area Shumen dating V-II century BC. A big advantage would be if restoring a small part of the fortress.
Written March 19, 2015
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AndreeaConstantin
Bucharest, Romania391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
We were impressed by this fortress. It is surrounded by lush green forested hills. When we were there, they were working inside the fortress, doing alleys and reconstructing the walls and some architectural structures. Very nice is the tower where you can climb and see the entire fortress surroundings... Really great
Written May 6, 2015
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,664 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Family
The easiest way to get to the fortress is by car via the road which snakes up. When the weather is not cold you can go there, visit the fortress, then have a walk in the forest or make a picnic.
The fortress has been there for 3000 years and has a great importance for the history of the region. Whenever I go there (about once in 2 years) there is always some kind of renovation works. I love the panoramic view of the city which can be seen from the top of the remaining tower.
There are explanation boards in 3 languages at the beginning of the site and some small notices here and there. There MUST be more explanations about the buildings whose foundations still remain, what their purpose was, etc. Someone must think of this in order to attract more visitors.
The entrance fee is symbolical - 3 leva for adults and 1 lev for kids!
In the compound is also a small museum which was not open at the time we were there.
Written February 25, 2015
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Siddharth C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014
It was the first bulgarian capital. Do not forget to visit the basilica situated 5 mins drive from the old city.
Written September 21, 2014
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Sorin D
Bucharest, Romania576 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
The plateau near Shumen was inhabited from more than 3 000 years due to its privileged position, overlooking the valley; it is an important site for the history of Bulgaria and the Balkanic zone. Prehistoric peoples, Thracians, Macedonians, Romans, Slavs, Bulgars, Byzantines, Turks have mastered the region.
Shumen fortress worth a visit if you are in Bulgaria although now it is ruined and only a few walls ant towers were reconstructed. The site has also a small museum.
But, as disadvantages:
- it is difficult to reach the fortress as missing signs; I saw only one, just not well placed.
- more historical informations are needed (brochures, leaflets etc.).
Written May 25, 2014
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ggabi
Romania470 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Family
This is a place of obvious historic significance for the Bulgarian people, but its actual condition is nothing short of deplorable. There is just a vast space with rocks that once were defensive walls. There are only very basic explanation, so, if you plan to visit this place, do some research before!
Written March 16, 2013
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