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Asenovgrad 4000, Bulgaria
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All reviews the river beautiful view old church on foot parking place car park be careful the main road amazing place viewing platform parking lot wall paintings bad shape climb the stairs watch your step worth a trip parking fee
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredible architectural landmark that sits in the middle of another incredible natural landmark. These are the remains of only the main chapel of the fortress. the fortress wall itself is noticeable here and there on the hills as the fortress was quite large. But...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressive refurbished fortress with marvellous panoramic view. Parkling area too small during weekends and high season

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ChristianS9055
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to have this all to ourselves. Although the steps are uneven and steep (we are an older couple) it was definitely worth it. The views are stunning when you stand on top of the old ruin. The church is beautiful although...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is not a particularly impressive fortress but the view of the city is exquisite! The walk there is charming. You can find some local stores with handmade products.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

So nice view and history. On the way to Bachkovo monastery. Nice place to visit. Easy to found also no much time but beautiful view.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

Beautiful. One could film parts of Lord of the Rings here easily enough. Yes, some steep stone stairs going up the mountain to the church but safe enough for a 4-year old, a 75-year old, and a woman in ( modest) hills to make it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 11 July 2019

On the road to the Bachkovo monastery from Plovdiv, suddenly rising very steep from the road. The road leading to the parkings spots (a few of them, 2 leva) is easy though, only a few miles and gradually climbing. From the parking place you can...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Birgitte E
Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

We stopped by on our way to the Bachkovo monastery. An easy and short walk to the fortress from the carpark. Once you are up you will be treated to a splendid view. Do climb up all the way to where the flagpole is.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank ST4347
Reviewed 22 May 2019 via mobile

Amazing place. So much history here. The view is absolutely stunning. From the top you could see the Rodopi montains, the river and the town. It is absolutely beautiful. If I had "must see" list the Asen's fortress definitely would take one of the first...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Desiange
Reviewed 12 May 2019

this fortress is interesting due to the history not only of Bulgaria but actually the history in defending Christianity against the Islam already back in the 10th century. The fortress is only a ruin, what you see is the church as part of the fortress....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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