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Address: ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
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Dating to the 12th century, this strategic fortress is one of two highly...

Dating to the 12th century, this strategic fortress is one of two highly fortified hills (Trapezitza being the other) that protected Bulgarian rulers living on the site in the tsar’s palace.

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Absolutely spectacular

We visited in August 2016 and we absolutely loved it. A very interesting place, a must-see for anyone that visits Bulgaria. The "Sound and Light" show in the evening left us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in August 2016 and we absolutely loved it. A very interesting place, a must-see for anyone that visits Bulgaria. The "Sound and Light" show in the evening left us speechless - it was simply stunning!

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Snowed the day we went, so it was very cold. Great atmosphere and interesting place . I could see how it would be in summer. Easy walk from old town

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place looks amazing from a distance. Simply stunning. As you go in you get real nice views of the beautiful surrounding areas. In the middle an amazingly painted church can be visited. The ruins themselves though are vast but not much else but a bunch of wall foundations with little story flavoring. At night lightshows may take place but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ample, open grounds to walk around, enjoy the views and follow-up on the history. Church is also interesting with design and artwork. Try to go early to avoid long lines at ticket sales.

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place for every history lover! Forget about high heels, take a bottle of water with you and your camera. Be prepared to climb up and down the hill on stairs !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely worth a visit, the fortress is breath taking and the view point from the fortress of Veliko Tarnovo is equally great. I would highly recommend visiting this place!

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Thank Jacqueline W
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Interesting monument with perfect city view. It was winter so there was almost nobody as it was cold, on the top you can buy drinks and snacks from a vending machine, also visit a small museum like a church

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

A castle spread out over a mountain, but in the middle of the city! On top is a weirdly modern-old church, quite interesting. Bring water and snacks, because you can stay here easily for an extended walk to soak in the rich history of Bulgaria and the view to the city. Key facts are provided by outside audio speakers in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Tsarevets is one of the most iconic historical places in Bulgaria. This is pure history. It takes hours to see everything in there. The place is huge and it reveals an amazing view to the whole city.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had a great stay in Veliko Tarnovo and we enjoyed every corner of the town. But the fortress is a must - apart from being an authentic historical site, it provides spectacular views on the town and inside the fortress there is one of the most interesting churches I have ever seen. Definitely a must!

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