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Tsarevets Fortress

ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
+359 62 638 841
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Dating to the 12th century, this strategic fortress is one of two highly fortified hills (Trapezitza being the other) that protected Bulgarian rulers living on the site in the tsar’s palace.
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ul. Stefan Stambolov, Veliko Tarnovo 37100, Bulgaria
+359 62 638 841
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best done with a guide to explain the rich history, Tsavarets Fort is fairly long but manageabline climb up cobblestones hard on your feet unless you're wearing thick-soled Adidas but many seniors gamely go up with walking sticks so it'll challenge to the middle-aged and...More

Thank Bluesphynx
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a big complex, with challenging climbing here and there (not to be scoffed at in the sweltering July heat). There's actually lots to see and any half-decent guide book will tell you what you need to know despite the lack of info in English...More

Thank HarveyCapeTown
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very beautiful and large fortress, up on the hill, with a very interesting church in the middle. It is worth to spending a lot of time for visiting.

Thank Eduard G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hill upon which the fortress is built makes it a natural defensive site. Seen from a distance the castle walls which surround the summit area are both impressive and very scenic. It is quite a large area to wander around and information panels show...More

Thank james12017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to visit on a sunny day, with excellent 360 degree views of the beautiful city from the fortress's elevated position. We were particularly impressed by the very unusual frescoes in the cathedral. A few points to note: - We went to the...More

1  Thank Tabiddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a large complex, mostly ruins, on a hill surrounded by a river. Most of the significant ruins have explanatory plaques with diagrams to show what was there. A modern cathedral sits on top of the hill. A elevator takes you to the top of...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was to Veliko Tarnovo on Saturday, and I went there specifically to visit the fortress. It took all my energy, but it was worth it. And I am not done, I still have things to see there. I only had time to visit the...More

1  Thank Fulger19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Huge fortress nicely reconstructed . don't miss the church on top which is unique decorations, and Ask the story behind it.

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to see the light show. Just wow. It is very good might be a bit boring for the younger child but go see it.

Thank JOHN H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old Bulgarian capital is worth seeing. Its walls and towers are renovated in harmony with its ruines The views are fantastic. There is a danger of falling down so one should be careful and sport shoes are the best options. There is a beautiful...More

Thank Lubomir S
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16 September 2017|
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Response from C_Brina | Reviewed this property |
They seem to open and close based on natural light. I would check the sunset time expected for when you are there.
Kath N
6 June 2016|
Response from Alexandru S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I don't live in Veliko Tarnovo.Maybe ask a local person, a hotel, or contact by email the fortress.