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Tsar Samuel's Fortress

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Address: Braka Miladinovtsi st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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Nice views and not far from town

The town is dominated by this fortress so worth the walk uphill to explore. Only about a 1 euro to go inside and go up the walls for a great view of the town.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like a lot of these, they are best viewed from the outside. There's not much to do here, and signage is non existent. However........the views are amazing, and the walls of the fortress are in pretty good shape. Up top overlooking Ohrid and seeing the beautiful Macedonian flag flying high is a pretty powerful experience. Take your time to walk... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town is dominated by this fortress so worth the walk uphill to explore. Only about a 1 euro to go inside and go up the walls for a great view of the town.

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Thank MareeandPeter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Samuel's Fortress is a fortress in the old town of Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. Ohrid is notable for once having had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem" (of the Balkans) Cheap entry in the fortress and breathtaking view of the whole city....

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Thank Krume N
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

For a very low fare you can climb the walls and get great views of the lake, mountains and surrounding villages.

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Thank teamflames
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my wife where here in September. Fortress is a must see place, totally cheap (ridiculously cheap for European standards - I would say). The sights are impressive and the town of Ohrid is at Your hand.

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Thank Antonio M
Vilnius, Lithuania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

It was nice, just because of the view above. It is medieval, interesting, but nothing different then You can find in Skopje or any other medieval castle. I thing these days it could be used more attractive for tourists than it is now.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a dilapidated fortress with fairly complete exterior walls and good spots for sightseeing. The space surrounded by the exterior walls is not too small relative to many castles in Germany and Switzerland, but there is hardly anything to see once you have entered the fortress itself. So you need only expect a stay high up the passages along... More 

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Thank Teruce
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The view is amazing from up there. You can see the lake, the mountains and the town. The price to get get in is very small.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It's nice place but really hard to go there if u have pain in legs or some others physical problems. U can see the whole city down there

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Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The medieval fortress offers unbeatable panoramic views of Lake Ohrid and the surrounding cities, towns, and mountains. Within the fortress there is very little to see other then a few crumbling ruins, however, the views are simply breathtaking and are a great vantage point of the area.

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