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Takes a bit of walk, but worth the view from the top

The road taking you there is very narrow, so beware oncoming traffic and pedestrians. The view from... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Christian G
Sofia, Bulgaria
Stunning mountain top fortress

With panoramic views across the Rhodope mountains east towards Istanbul this is another historical... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Duncan S
via mobile
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Near Gradat Village, Smolyan, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The road taking you there is very narrow, so beware oncoming traffic and pedestrians. The view from the top is pleasant. There is a medieval looking theatre on top which is used for contemporary concerts nowadays. I little too steep for walking, maybe take a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

With panoramic views across the Rhodope mountains east towards Istanbul this is another historical site that must be visited .The Thracians,Romans and Ottamans all used this fortress to guard the trade routes between western and eastern Europe.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Duncan S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Having visited here before and loved it we brought friends who were visiting from SA and CH. I can only say it was a total let down. The serenity was destroyed by music blaring at full volume. Needless to say it felt more like you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

One of the best historical places to visit in Rhodopi mountains. Take a guided tour to hear the story of the place, get amazed by the views opening from each single point in this fortress. During the summer on Saturdays at 8 pm there are...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank chiaraSofia
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Take a picnic and enjoy a few hours high up in the mountains at this fortress, really interesting history, very beautiful surroundings and worth a stop off.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank virginia d
Reviewed 17 March 2016

If you want to spend a little time in the nature, but you don't like snow or skiing, this is another good decision for you! Momchilova Fortress is an amazing place where you can spend time with your friends and family. The trip is going...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank 620pavlina
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We popped out for a drive, visited a couple of towns and then saw the sign for the Fortress. That did it, let's go up another mountain. Well, what a beautiful mountain. The views are beyond compare. You pass a restaurant close to the turning....More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank HalDavies
Reviewed 18 July 2015

This is a majestic place! You can easily spend a few hours or even a day here. Initially, I thought that it was only a small rock. However, it proved to be a great place, in the heart of the Rhodope Mountains. Here’s a little...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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