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Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)

Asenovgrad, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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“small church” (4 reviews)
“holy mother” (2 reviews)
“located km” (2 reviews)
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Asenovgrad, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an amazing visit to climb the path up to the fortress! It is paid but it is very worth it for the landscape that you see and the opportunity to visit the unique church which is the only surviving thing of the fortress....More

Thank LouiseHiggins
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in the country. Definitely a must-see. The panorama is also incredible.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Asen’s Fortress is an old fort ruin about 4 kilometres from Asenovgrad near Plovdiv. It is easy to walk to the Fortress from the train station, though the last two kilometres are uphill. There is not much left of the fortress it is literally a...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Around Asenovgrad at a half an hour drive from Plovdiv there are several attractions worth seeing like the Asenovgrad fortress, but especially worth mentioning the Bachkovo Monastery. You can find also several shops and restaurant around the area of the monastery.

Thank giorgiomZ6854RY
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The fortress is located 20 km from Plovdiv on a hill. In the days of the weekend it may be hard to find a parking place. Fortress is impressive as a construction. It can be visited up to the top. The church inside the fortress...More

Thank Tufus92
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

A very worthwhile halfday tour out of Plovdiv is a trip to Asen's Fortress and to the nearby Bachkovo Monastery. I had asked my hotel manager to find me a driver and he got me through 'Plovdiv Tours' a lady, who acted as driver and...More

1  Thank saronic
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful, go up all the way to the top and enjoy the views! Don't go to the chapel that's advertised, really not worth the walk.

Thank 859laurenzl
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Beautiful walk. Amazing views. Totally worth visiting even if you have to drive from another part of Bulgaria. We made a one day trip out of this place. Mind that there's 1.5 leva parking fee, and 4 leva entrance (normal).

Thank Elżbieta W
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I'm 73 years old but the climb to the church and the top of the ruined fortress is worth the effort. The view from the top is spectacular.

Thank James G
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Having been stuck in a car in our long journey, it was a nice change to be outdoors for a bit. The fortress itself is a small site, and we were lucky to have it all to ourselves as we visited early in the morning....More

Thank doofvfood
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