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Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)

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Address: Asenovgrad, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Unique experience at the gate of Rodopi Mountains!

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

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
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Asenovgrad, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

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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Reviewed 10 February 2017

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 reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

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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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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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.

Thank Yoanna_Light
Woodbridge, Virginia
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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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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.

Thank ingibingi82
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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
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

We caught the bus from Plovdiv and walked from the bus stop to Assen's Fortress (about 3km). The walk was up hill, obviously, but very enjoyable as the way is largely shaded and there is a water spring about half way up. We arrived at the top and went to the small building to buy tickets. The woman who served... More 

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Impressive view over the mountains while visiting this historical site; nice climb to do by feet; when possoble for you leave your car down close to the main road and make the climb to the fortress by feet (if not you'll pat for the parking spot).

Thank Filip S

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