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Tsarevets Fortress

ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
+359 62 638 841
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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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ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice. Beautiful and peaceful. I loved everything there, the church, the paintings, but the view is the best part!

Thank Barbaramontes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting fortress and grounds. Incredible views of the surrounding area. Protected on 3 sides by the meandering river made it an ideal location for a fortress to protect the area.

Thank BD_in_TO63
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A few minutes' walk from the centre of town, with excellent views of the surrounding hills and the way the river winds around the town. Have a guide with you, to explain the history. Small and recently rebult church contains stark, stunning, modern artwork -...More

Thank ChrisJS51
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Firstly, let me give a warning: this is the only site among the many dozens I've visited in well over a decade in Bulgaria where I was flatly informed that "concessionary tickets for pensioners are only for Bulgarian pensioners". Tsarevets itself is interesting enough -...More

Thank Jimj40
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

I visited it during the day, but I understood that during the evening is better, because of the lighting

Thank Adi_Constantin
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Very little left of the fortress. No information on the site about the city and place around. Just walking and looking on the views of the city. They are good, but this is not what fortress is about.

Thank Бритва О
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

The entrance fee cost 6 BGN. This attraction is perfect for taking a walk while enjoying the scenic views in every corner. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The main attraction in Veliko Tarnovo, the fortress Tsarevets and what is left of it - walls, towers, bridges, doors is the residence of the kings of the second Bulgarian kingdom. Completely restored is the Patriarch Temple on the top of the hill, however, the...More

1  Thank DOBCHO
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Excellent views. And a must if you are able to make the climb up hill and up steep steps. A pretty long walk on a rough uneven surface. As other mentioned do a little research before you go, on the history etc. Glad it was...More

Thank usroadrats
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I'd recommend reading up on he history of he fortress before going. If you can, have a tour guide. The fortress is striking and of and from it are breathtaking, however for history lovers there's very little information dotted around the place. I also hate...More

Thank Philip F
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Response from PopisteanuG | Reviewed this property |
Dear Suzanne, do not worry, tfere are different pats with different slopes, you could choose that which you need; you need 30 min to follow the longer one actialy, it's better not to climb too quickly, to have time to touch... More
17 September 2017|
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Response from Fulger19 | Reviewed this property |
The price was 6 leva. That would be around 3 euros (more or less). As for hours, i remember the closing hours: 19.00 for summer months.