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“One of the Bulgarian wonders”

Belogradchik Fortress
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“One of the Bulgarian wonders”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great place that will make you hold your breath for a while... Ancient fortress, naturally combined with the rocks...

Visited November 2012
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Port Ewen, New York
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“Climbable rock formations”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

We stopped here while on a River cruise. About an hour bus ride from Vidin left us with a very fogged in view of these magnificent formations. At first glance, we literally could see nothing from the first scenic view point. Driving another few minutes to the entrance, they appeared from nowhere. We spent the next hour or so wondering around these formations with the fog coming and going. The weather changed quite a few times in the hour+ we spent there.

There are basically 3 levels.....almost flat; some climbing required; and finally quite a bit of climbing. Maybe climbing isn't quite the right word, since there are stairs and railings all over. Our cruise had people in their 70s and 80s and at least half got up to the top part, albeit slowly. Like the tortoise, they made it and were treated to some phenomenal views.

This was one of the higlights of our trip between the climbing and the views. While this was all we did in this area, on a pit stop in town, we could see there were other things available to people who had more time to spend in the area.

Visited November 2012
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Chicago, IL
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“An easy, beautiful hike”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

If your travels lead you to this region, don't miss this place!

It's a nice hike, and appropriate for all levels of abilities. The first area is accessible to everyone. The second area requires a climb up at least a hundred (natural rock) stairs. The last areas require climbing up more, much steeper, metal stairs...but the view from the top is just amazing!

While all of that might sound daunting, we were talking to seniors and those with canes at the very top, so it's much easier than you might think.

Like many places, it's hard to imagine how awe-inspiring it is until you've been there...but we climbed around the rocks, took pictures and had a lovely time.

It's absolutely worth a visit!

Visited October 2012
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Washington State
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“Not as great as Utah, but still a neat place.”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We rode for over an hour by coach from Vidin. The fortress is set in some rock formations similar to those around Moab, Utah. It’s a lot of stairs, but even people with hip and knee replacements or using canes had no problem getting all the way to the top. There’s basically nothing inside the fortress other than the walls and view. There are some rails to keep you from getting too close to the edge in some places, others you can get as close as you dare. The area is rustic, but you can get a beer at the tavern by the gate.

Visited September 2012
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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“Belogradchik Fortress”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is the unique place. The nature shaped the rocks in almost alive sculptures -- they have the names completed according the way they look like. The fortress is typical for the middle ages Bulgarian Kingdom.

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