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Tsar Samuel's Fortress

Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
+389 46 266 670
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Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
+389 46 266 670
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The fort is interesting and a good choice, mostly because of the view of the lake and the towns around. It's obvious why it was built at this location. It's also a beautiful hike up to the fort.

Thank karnie53
Reviewed 6 days ago

The fortress is really cool to go up to and have a look at the views. However the stairs are really really steep (and a little scary!). If you can get past that then it's definitely worth it for the views of the city, lake,...More

Thank Lucy622
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Also known as Tsar Samoil's fortress, this fortress located above the town dates from the 10th century on the site of a previous fort over 1000 years before that. The inside of this fort is nothing special, the attraction is very much the view of...More

Thank chepaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Entrance fee is 60MKD. There is no information about fortress. View of Ohrid was worth to see. 美しいオフリドの街と湖を見渡せる。入場料60ディナール。中は特に何かあるというわけでなく要塞を登ったり降りたりして景色を楽しむ。

Thank efharistoparakalo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip to the fortress takes a while. But it's worth it. The view is amazing, and you can look over all of Ohrid. The downside is that the inside of the fortress is empty

Thank Michel J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth the walk up for the view with a cheap entrance fee of 60 MKD. There are some steep steps up to the ramparts do not great if you suffer from vertigo.

Thank brenhell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you are in the old city it is not a long walk up to the Fortress. The Fortress is well preserved, but there are very little info inside about history etc. It offers a great view over the lake, but nok so very much...More

Thank Fredrik85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Climb the fort for a fantastic view over Ohrid town & the lake. 60MKD entry fee. Worth the walk up hill to get there.

Thank Anne-Marie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fortress is at the highest point of Ohrid and offers great views in all directions. It is a vast area where the Wals have been restored for access and viewing.

Thank NorbertW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fortress walls with great panoramic view on the Ohrid lake, Ohrid town and few historical buildings.

Thank Rafał W
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