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Address: Madara Town, Shumen 9700, Bulgaria
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The Place to be

The Madara rider, one of the UNESCO preserved places in Bulgaria is the best place you an visit in this region for sure!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Madara rider, one of the UNESCO preserved places in Bulgaria is the best place you an visit in this region for sure!

Thank maxbehar
Sofia, Bulgaria
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513 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The Madara horseman is pretty well preserved and easy to access in difference to the fortress above, incolving quite some climbing

Thank Jan V
Varna Province, Bulgaria
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Madara Riider is an exceptional work of art, created during the first years of the formation of the Bulgaria. It is the only relief of its kind, having no parallel in Europe. It has survived in its authentic state, with no alternation in the past or the present. The inscriptions around the relief are a chronicle of important events concerning... More 

Thank Kalina I
Bucharest, Romania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2016

wonderful mistical place! You must visti the nymphae caves and also the citadel on the top! This place is full of secret temples and special places

Thank buterfly2014
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We often travel to Bulgaria as we have a family member living there. So we thought we would try and see something of Bulgaria. There is a gift shop and local taverna to get refreshments. The walk is safe and there are hand rails. It is very steep and exposed in areas though so not for those with a fear... More 

Thank JoJoStarbz
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Madara Horseman is the only rock relief in Europe since the early Middle Ages , included in the List of World Heritage by UNESCO. The relief represents the triumphant ruler - a symbol of the power of the First Bulgarian Empire Madara Horseman is located 20 km from the town of Shumen, the National Historical and Archaeological Reserve "Madara" ,... More 

Thank Evgeniya S
Sofia, Bulgaria
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35 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I saw that the attraction is paid-Not true.It is free for the public. Now,You might have a tour guide,but it would still be far from those 250 leva. The Rider itself is damaged and eroded from ages that passed,but that makes it somehow even more impressive.

Thank Do T
Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

For everyone born in Bulgaria this is a very special place and also one of the symbols of Bulgaria. I would not recommend it to anyone that is not in perfect health however as there are many steps you need to take before you see the monument itself. I also recommend that you book a lecture/guided tour so that you... More 

Thank Lagarder7
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 May 2016

A way to get fit and learn the history also to pray at the church in a cave . To drink the magical healing water from the mountain. Great place you will b inspired to go again and again have been 3/4times

Thank Jo M
Poznan, Poland
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

For some reason I imagined this one to be way bigger but it is all right. Rider itself however is not the best spot. The area is magic. Beautiful nature, ancient chapels in the caves and the rocks. It all makes Madara unique and special destination.

Thank BalkanTurist

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