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Address: E85 Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse Road | near Nikyup Village, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
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Full-Day Tour to Veliko Tarnovo from Bucharest
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Romanian history

Greatly preserved history in a place where you don't expect to find anything. Your street car may dislike the road... take it easy, it deserves!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
MihaiAnton

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Greatly preserved history in a place where you don't expect to find anything. Your street car may dislike the road... take it easy, it deserves!

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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I try to visit in december and unfortunately was closed. Their message: we open only with prior reservation. Sad, from the distance looks nice to visit.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nicopolis ad Istrum was a Roman town founded by Emperor Trajan around 106 in memory of his victory over the Dacians. All you can see there is authentic and it's really impressive. The route from big rocks, columns.. And it's easy to go there : from Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse it's about 20km, you turn for village Nikup ("Никюп"). I... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

If driving by a nice stop but not a destination. Not much remaining in original condition so imagination a must here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Although only a section of the site has been excavated you are still able to get an idea of the great Roman architecture and ingenuity. Hopefully with time more will br revealed. Unfortunately many of the boards have been faded by the sun so having a knowledable guide really came in handy for me. The drainage system running under the... More 

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Mombasa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

These are interesting ruins of the Roman city built to celebrate the Roman win over the Dacians. Getting there is a bit challenging though. If you drive you need satnav....there seem to be no signs from the Ruse / Veliko Tărnovo Rd. The guide there speaks no English...but there are signs in English...fading away.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The remnant of the old glory can be seen here and in the Museum in Tarnovo, it is a pity, that this touristic attraction is poorly advertised and visited. it is the place, where Wulfila translated the Bibel into gothic language

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Thank Dimitar G
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Just after the entrance you can feel like a real Roman citizen - walking on the great road stones of a true Roman city. There could be seen well preserved canalization system, the remnants of an odeon, and the public forum. Excavation still continue, but the whole place, its beauty and silence is well worth the visit.

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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Roman city, founded in honor of the victory over the Dacians. Later, almost to the 6th century by the Byzantine emperors used as a residence for the summer holidays. When excavations revealed the central street, the foundations of many buildings, storage facilities for water, columns, friezes with inscriptions and figures and others.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Quite an interesting set of ruins that are still being excavated. We were the only tourists when we visited during the first week in September. However, Pompeii it is not. The officially sign on the signposted rough road has been amended from the 2 kms stipulated to a more accurate 12 kms. There is a more direct route that is... More 

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