Ravadinovo Castle
Ravadinovo Castle
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Castle “In Love with the Wind” is the child’s dream made true of Georgi Kostadinov Tumpalov (1956) who is its architect, designer and developer from the very beginning when in the distant 1996 he drew with a spade a big cross on the soil over which his family worked 24 hours day and night assisted by the workers from the neighbouring village of Ravadinovo and with God’s help managed to build stone by stone a magnificent castle - a dream that came true, created with much love!
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Anfrist
Bucharest, Romania4,278 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
This is like an experiment of how many random things you can put together to create something very weird with no actual personality. You have religious, gothic, knights, fake grottos, animals, fantasy, horror, Greek styles. If you try to interpret what you see in an artistic manner, you get brain error. You need to look at the sea afterwards to recover. The natural garden is nice. Everything else is made from apparently cheap materials and looks totally kitsch. You can see a horse armour on top of a building and under it there is a plastic chair. The place is a money factory, 10 euros to get in and then you can spend money on countless other ways, so bee careful. Not sure yet if it was good or bad decision, probably helpful to see something like this. Hope not to get coronavirus as it looked like a cult of non-believers, no masks for visitors, no masks for staff, no disinfectant, crowds, lots of touching.
Written August 2, 2020
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travellingbeans
Bristol, UK6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Disney fairytale style castle and grounds, so very beautiful and well kept. Not an historic or serving castle, more of a tourist experience creation with the feeling of an abandoned or repurposed water park perhaps. The caged animals (“zoo”) were a slightly upsetting sight, but three peacocks did seem to have escaped to the lawns and not really bothered fleeing any further… we were charged full admission late September but the season had clearly already ceased - not allowed in the castle, only around the edge and into the cellars (which were beautiful). Toads galore, stone and alive ones alike. Other downsides include being told at the ticket office (and this place is in the middle of nowhere really…) that they only take cash - luckily had just enough to scrape in but absolutely nothing more on us. Then ushered into the seemingly compulsory photo experience despite protesting and plainly telling them we have no money to buy them anyway. Then on the way out of the castle, we were chased up the road (“oi lady”) and forced to look at the magnet and photo ‘frame’ and have more respect for him as the photographer. It took three attempts to get him to leave us alone by explaining we don’t have any cash. Seemingly they now were suggesting card payment as an option… the multiple attempts here were not a language barrier; his English was fine, he was just being an overly aggressive and ironically disrespectful salesman. P.S. you have to pay for the toilets here too
Written September 21, 2023
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Lulu
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
If you want to pay a great amount of money to visit something with no style, to quote : " owners imagination" this is the place to be. Plus, bonus you can pay to see best copy of Tutankhamun’s golden treasure. Still great garden, very well kept
Written July 26, 2020
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didoman89
Plovdiv, Bulgaria13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
The castle was a dream of a bulgarian businessmen and he start building it like he dreamed. Today it is one of the main attractions on the bulgarian Black sea coast. If you are in Sozopol, Primorsko or other towns in proximity maje yourselves a treat and visit it.
Written July 26, 2021
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Giuseppe Cincindella
Rosyth, UK1,701 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Nice castle to visit, we went on a daily trip to visit the castle but we could visit only the gardens because there wasn't any electricity. We couldn't go inside or having a break at the café. The gardens are nice, lovely pictures around
Written July 4, 2023
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Dimitar G
Sofia, Bulgaria914 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
it is an ugly modern building, although in medieval style, has no cultural value, should not be in Tripadvisor
Written July 8, 2015
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Lynn B
Burgas, Bulgaria75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Friends
We've visited the castle each summer for the last 3 years just to see how this amazing place is progressing. It is a work in progress but is at the stage now where you can easily spend a couple of hours.

The first time you see it you really can't believe your eyes. The only way I can describe it is to say it's a cross between a Disney set and a medieval castle. You certainly can't miss it as its huge. Ravadinovo is only about 2 kms from Sozopol and the castle is on the main road into the village.

The cost of admittance last year was 5 Bulgarian Lev and then you can just wander about. There is still building going on so there are bits you can't enter, last year you couldn't get inside the main building but that didn't really matter. The gardens are lovely and very well looked after, lots of water and fountains. Everywhere you look there are strange things lurking, statues, antiques etc.

I've rated it as a very good purely because facilities were limited (would have been excellent otherwise). However, there is a cafe across the road and probably they have toilets if needed.

I understand it's one mans dream to build this and it's an incredible achievement.
Written April 24, 2012
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Don_Momchilio
Shumen, Bulgaria334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
Firstly, I cannot agree with others who dislike the castle, and talk about paying 10 leva (4 pounds, or 7 USD, or 5 Euros) is too much. This castle is still being constructed and updated every day and has been for the last seventeen years. I went there on St. Nicholas Day (Dec, 6th, 2013) together with my friends and we all lived the fairy tale. Entering the castle grounds we passed a pond with several bridges and we were accompanied by plenty of peacocks. We took great photos and we then went to the winery basement. The medieval furniture and the authentic dining room were our first places to visit. We were told that the movie "Sleeping Beauty" was filmed in those premises. We found that really interesting. Then we walked to the small church and the fountains. There is a large pond, or should I say lake, below the castle. Life was calm, birds were singing, swans were peacefully floating. As we were finishing our tour, which was only outside, as they are working inside and tours are not open yet, we were greeted by the owner, a very noble and gentle person who wanted to thank us for our visit. He poured us glasses of his home made red wine and he treated us with goat cheese and side dishes. We had our best experience around Sozopol that day. And yes, if I have the chance to go back there and pay another visit to the castle, I would definately do it again, live the fairy tale again!
Written December 9, 2013
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Robbie S
Bigton, UK38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
I'm taking the time to write this in the hope that it may impact positively on the animal welfare at this site. The visit to the (newly constructed) castle was ok. Very pretty in nice gardens with a small lake. However they had some animals in a park on display (fine) but they had (I think it was an some type of fox?) in a tiny cage (about 1.75 times it body length). Animal was clearly distressed. Unacceptable.
Written July 30, 2017
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Boekenutje Nath... D
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
When I saw the animals at the pond, turkey and some waterbirds, I also saw a fox that was in a small cage with no food or water. Apparently they want to starve the fox to death because when it has escaped from his living enclosure, which is next to the birds, it has killed some of those birds.
I didn't want to see anything more and left immediately.
Written July 8, 2017
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