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This is Bulgaria

Amazing fortress with big play area to the rear of the fort. 4lv adults and 2lv children to enter... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
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Worth a visit

Best to avoid weekends as very busy. Interesting and work in progress. Views from the top are... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
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2 Aug 2017
“This is Bulgaria ”
2 May 2017
“Worth a visit”
Village Belchin, Samokov 2000, Bulgaria
+359 88 661 4814
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing fortress with big play area to the rear of the fort. 4lv adults and 2lv children to enter the fort and ride the vehicular train which is really a lift. Stupidly the lift closes for lunch 12-1 so unless you want to walk down...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Best to avoid weekends as very busy. Interesting and work in progress. Views from the top are amazing

Thank rulewateralpacas
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

When we visited here we were the only ones so we had the place to ourselves which was great! The information is all in English and easy and informative to read. It's set in a lovely forest which was beautiful to walk through and not...More

Thank Kiana S
Reviewed 27 January 2017

It's a very nice place where you can see all around the area and there is a beautiful mountain view too. The historical part is quite nice.

Thank John2321
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

I've been there more than 5 times with my family and friends. It is so interesting to see the history of these lands! They got amazing view of 3 mountains and great park with ancient catapults and rope suspended bridge (50 - 100) meters. The...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 13 June 2016

The walk up to the fortress is a bit hard, but much more worth it than standing in line for the lift. The path is beautiful.. when maintained: when we visited it was just after a heavy rain, so its condition was not too good....More

Thank dorvelbg
Reviewed 3 April 2016

A castle built in an effort to attract tourists, constructed on an idea how it may have looked centuries ago. On a positive note, it offers some well-arranged historical exhibits with explanations in Bulgarian and English. Worth visiting for the nice views from high above...More

Thank Krasimir K
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This place is really worth to be visited and not only the roman fortress beautifully restored, but the church also rebuild on this mount St Spas. On the back of the fortress there's a playground for kids and a picnic area. If the lift is...More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Great BBQ and bar area at bottom of lift. Walking to the top is a killer but enjoyable. Worth going to the top for the views, museum and attractions in the fort are to modern and do not give the Roman feel.

Thank sadspotter
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Beautiful renovated fortress, holding a long Bulgarian history. Audio tour is available, but you have to ask for it at the ticket desk. Best on summer days, the fortress is up on a hill and could be windy. Be prepared to be amazed and bring...More

Thank Elena I
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