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Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)
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Wonderful Bridges, Bachkovo Monastery, Assen's...
Ranked #4 of 100 things to do in Plovdiv
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

the first time i saw asen's fortress was in 2010. back then it needed much love and refurbishment but the views and history of the place is second to none. in 2013, there's been a lot of improvement to the fortress with proper walkways leading to the fortress to trebuchet replicas. all in all, its still one of my favourite places places to see in bulgaria.

1  Thank jellibean1982
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

You will get there after only half an hour of driving from Plovdiv. While the fortress itself is not so impressive, the church on the top adds to a really magnificent view over the river valley. Don't miss it.

Thank Boyan S
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

I like going to this area even without entering the fortress. I think the best season to visit the place is autumn - the fortress and church look fantastic with the colourful tree background all around.
Be careful in rainy days when the stones at the hill are wet. It can get slippery. Go with comfortable sports shoes.
You can visit the nearby chapels too. The nearest one is "St. Atanasii", there's a sign at the parking showing the direction. A very nice place with interesting history. The person who maintains the chapel has done some marvellous job with it!!

4  Thank Tsvetana
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Great excursion, amazing view. The person who worked there gave us a wonderful guided tour of the ruins.

1  Thank Tracey B
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

It seems this is a place local people take a stroll. We were lucky to be there with blue and clear sky. Such a nice atmosphere that one has to enjoy the magnificent moments away from crowds.

1  Thank Normadroaming
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