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Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)

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Address: Asenovgrad, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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This fortress is worth visiting if passing by, but I would not recommend driving a long way just to visit it. Given the proximity, one can combine a visit to Bachkovo Monastery... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This fortress is worth visiting if passing by, but I would not recommend driving a long way just to visit it. Given the proximity, one can combine a visit to Bachkovo Monastery with a visit to Assen's fortress.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Nice and peaceful place to walk. From the top it has a beautiful view of the surrounding area. It is easy to get there by car but sometimes not so easy to find parking space.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We caught the bus from Plovdiv and walked from the bus stop to Assen's Fortress (about 3km). The walk was up hill, obviously, but very enjoyable as the way is largely shaded and there is a water spring about half way up. We arrived at the top and went to the small building to buy tickets. The woman who served... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Impressive view over the mountains while visiting this historical site; nice climb to do by feet; when possoble for you leave your car down close to the main road and make the climb to the fortress by feet (if not you'll pat for the parking spot).

Thank Filip S
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Asenova krepost is an old fortress built on a stone ridge, a few kilometers away from Asenovgrad. It overlooks the entire town and dates back to the Ancient Roman and Early Byzantine period. It was somewhat renovated during the rule of the Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II to serve as a border. The best preserved part of it is the... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Been there a couple of times,each time looks even more majestic. A big part of the fortress is destroyed over time,yet that does not take away from the beauty.It even adds atmosphere of historical significance and architectural heritage from times long past.

Thank Do T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Awesome , breathtaking views . A stone's throw from Plovdiv. The villages nearby are exceptional . A great destination for hiking on foot .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

If you have already seen much what Plovdiv offers, you can take a little time to visit Asen's Fortress. The view is amazing from there and you surely won't be disappointed. I recommend it to everyone who visits Asenovgrad for a day. The fortress is also featured in the 100 National Objects of Bulgaria so it's a must to visit!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We had a good time visiting the fortress. Reaching it involves a short hike from the town below, on a road used by cars too. It's still a nice walk, first by the river and then with a pretty forest surrounding you. Took us about an hour. The remains themselves are not super impressive, but the view is beautiful and... More 

Thank Ofek A
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The guide, the view and the history of that place are amazing. We were so hipnotized from everything. Thanks to Ani :)

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