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Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)

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Address: Asenovgrad, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Unexpected scenery in bulgaria

To get to Asens fortress, you only need to hop on the bus in the bus centre which is near to the train station, you need to pay about 5 BGN for the bus fare but its really worth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To get to Asens fortress, you only need to hop on the bus in the bus centre which is near to the train station, you need to pay about 5 BGN for the bus fare but its really worth. The journey takes about 30 minutes to the town located near to the asens fortress, go to the river and look... More 

Thank lingmanw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At this place you can see from outside a very well preserved medieval church. Here I mostly enjoyed the fantastic view.

Thank Eva T
Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique experience visiting Assen's Fortress located 2 km south from Asenovgrad - the gate to the Rhodopi mountains! Not to be missed experience!

Thank Sofiya27
Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Near Plovdiv, this is a wonderful small fortress to visit. Although they call it a fortress it is also Bachkovo Monastary. The drive there is beautiful. There are a lot of stairs. We visited in the winter and the stairs where not shoveled but we made it to the top ...carefully. Worth a visit if you are near Plovdiv.

Thank PangeaTravel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a buisness trip to Bulgaria - Plovdiv and my colleagues took me to this fortress which is just a short drive away. I was simply in awe of the atmosphere.Recommended.

Thank Mahmoud O
Astana, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Up on the hill, totally worth the climb up the crooked stairs. Exhibits around are not well preserved, could be to off season. Church is quite nice and well preserved, some original wall paintings are still there. The view of the valley and Asenovgrad is quite nice

Thank Yevgen1y
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of the symbols of Asenovgrad city. Very nice road which leads to the Asen's Fortress. The view is beautiful. The are places for rest, also a coffee machine, free wi-fi. Nice place for walks.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I stopped here between a visit to Plovdiv and the Bachkovo Monastary. So glad I did! The views are spectacular, though there are a lot of stairs to take up to the top. Most of the fortress is actually another church, but the views make this stop worth it. Drive up to the top and pay for parking (3 lev... More 

Thank kathryns222
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.

Thank Svetko_Jimmy

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