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Sexaginta Prista Fortress and Museum

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Fascinating ruins of old Thracian and Roman settlements

These continuing archaeological excavations are located on the Northwestern area of modern Ruse... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Gabriel H
Bellaire, Texas, United States
Historical fortress

Came across this little gem by accident. It translates to "the port of the 60 ships" and is a... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Hobart, Australia
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Tsar Kaloyan str. 2, Ruse 7000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This so called "fortress" takes sbout 15 min to visit. It's mostly ruins and it's very small. Almost no signage and no explanations. The tower is nice, but the view is not that special. The only thing I liked was the German WWII bunker, that...More

Thank Ramutza A
Reviewed 29 December 2017

These continuing archaeological excavations are located on the Northwestern area of modern Ruse. While knowledge about the settlements dates back over 100 years, it is only recently that greater emphasis has been placed on pursuing serious archaeological explorations and developing the ruins into a modern...More

1  Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Came across this little gem by accident. It translates to "the port of the 60 ships" and is a significant part of Ruse's history. Ancient ruins can be seen above ground - I found out later that you can go down into the dungeon to...More

1  Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The fortress is nothing much but there is a WWII German Bunker which may be of interest to war enthusiasts. However the lady guide in the small museum makes all the difference. There is hardly any other tourist guide in Bulgaria, who will fill you...More

1  Thank Christian G
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Sexaginta Prista fortress is a very interesting museum that is very close to the center of Ruse. I recommend that you pay for a lecture, the staff is really knowledgeable and friendly!

1  Thank Lagarder7
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This one is more for history lovers as really only the foundation rocks to be seen & limited artefacts Some good views over Ruse river port

1  Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Very well organized museum with an excellent view and competent and friendly guides. Don`t miss to enjoy a little bit of history if you`re in town.

1  Thank Desislava K
Reviewed 27 March 2016

This is a good place to visit if you want to see the Danube from a higher point. The museum itself is very small, but clean and obviously cared for. The guide was soooo lovely. He is definetly passionate about his job, so he kept...More

2  Thank Stefania B
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Once piece of history..The first city built here was called The City of the sixty ships (this is what they say is the translation of Sexaginta Prista). So here you can find remains from the fortress and a museum... It is worth it to see...More

1  Thank Lilian C
Reviewed 11 November 2015

In the 100 meters from the river. We use wrong entrance but the stuff was very kind. I'm not sure is the bobm shelter from WW2 free to aces but they really have this one in the territory of museum.

2  Thank Alexander H
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