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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Asen's Monument is very impressive! It is located in the center of Veliko Tarnovo and it is a symbol of the city. I love it!

2  Thank Cristina2014CI
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This giant structure in the middle of town is uniquely ugly. Finished in 1987, it perresents the height of the Soviet-imposed artistic style before its collapse. Add the decay after years of neglect and the result is a crumbling, grafiti covered conglomerate of iron and...More

2  Thank Asya T
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All reviews art gallery old town yantra river nice cafe beautiful park byzantine empire pedestrian bridge across the river great view impressive structure hotel gurko worth the effort tourist office from afar different places take pictures communist era
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive monument erected in a very beautiful location, visible from many places in the city. Nice for pictures or for history lovers.

Thank doruc645
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elevated in a central location in the city and visible from all sides, the monument rises above the river and reminds of the glorious past of the Asenev Dynasty. The view to and from the memorial place is wonderful.

Thank TerraVR
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The Asen dynasty is the one from 12 cent during whose rule Tarnovo experienced its greatest prosperity as a cultural and economic capital. No wonder they have such a great monument. You can see it across the river from many view points in town, but...More

Thank B1714D
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The view from this place is awesome! You can take cool pictures and then a nice walk near the gallery to the saint forest park. Definitely needs a visit if you are in Veliko Tarnovo!

Thank Petko S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

You can't miss this monument from anywhere that overlooks the water in the main part of Veliko Tărnovo. I highly recommend walking across the bridge and going and taking s closer inspection of it. Yiu don't realise the size u til you are under it....More

Thank MPWEST10
Reviewed 22 August 2018

If history is not necessarily your thing, you still have the incredible nice views to take pictures of.

Thank CultureFusion
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This colossal monument was built for the 800th anniversary of the Asen and Petar's uprising and the restoration of the Bulgarian state after two centuries under Byzantium rule. The four horseman are Asen, Petar (brothers and founders of the Asen dynasty), their little brother Kaloyan...More

2  Thank Mariya K
Reviewed 7 August 2018

You can see the monument from many vantage points but it's not so easy to find how you get to it. Definitely worth seeing. It is beside the Art Gallery where you can have a drink or a coffee outside.

Thank LadyCrawford3
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

It is an impressive monument with a great view around. It could be very well seen from many terraces of Veliko.

Thank Bogdean
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The monument is impressive up close and you get a nice view of the surrounding city. What I really liked were the nice surroundings. There is a park behind the monument that you can climb up to. It's very well maintained and there is a...More

Thank James J
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Response from bluesyray | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I’ve never used public transport in Bulgaria .. we went to Vt. by car. In my opinion bus would be better. Regards