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Address: Shumen, Bulgaria
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Full-Day Private Cultural Heritage and Shumen Sightseeing Tour from Varna
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Amazing place to feel the history of the place

A very impressive site where you really feel and see the history. Recommended for families with children of school age. There you won't bump into crowds but will spend a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
NAndrey
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing fortress. The stuff was wonderful and you are able to buy a local souvenirs at the location.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

A very impressive site where you really feel and see the history. Recommended for families with children of school age. There you won't bump into crowds but will spend a peaceful quality time. Just turn on imagination.The history starts there at the iron age. Then there were Thracians, Romans, Bulgars and Turks. Another impressive place of interest - a monument... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Having toured Greece for a month, we did not have great expectations but this was a great experience. Perhaps those that are a little more of a purist will not like this but they made it so easy with well marked paths and railings to see the entire site. They have obviously restored a fair amount but it is worth... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Very impressive fortress. Amazing views and architecture. Absolutely loved the experience. Highly recommended

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Milano
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

You can reach it with you're car; unfortunately very few remains of the antique fortress. It's more impressive seen from a certain distance than up there. Nevertheless Bulgarian authorities are doing their best to show and enhance what remained (you'll find billboards explaining what was in each spot). From the fortress you can also spot an impressive monument dedicated to... More 

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Shumen, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

The Fortress of Shumen is a very impressive attraction on the plateau of Shumen, surrounded by plenty of beautiful nature. It's totally worth a visit. I was with friends and we had great time there. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

As usual not easy to find but when you do it's worth it. It's set on the top of the hill with great views out over Shumen. Part of the fortifications are being gentrified to make them look more impressive, it sort of works. There is a walkway around the site and some building remains are signed, but the majority... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

We were impressed by this fortress. It is surrounded by lush green forested hills. When we were there, they were working inside the fortress, doing alleys and reconstructing the walls and some architectural structures. Very nice is the tower where you can climb and see the entire fortress surroundings... Really great

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Shumen, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

A great place to spend your time learning the history of the area Shumen dating V-II century BC. A big advantage would be if restoring a small part of the fortress.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

The easiest way to get to the fortress is by car via the road which snakes up. When the weather is not cold you can go there, visit the fortress, then have a walk in the forest or make a picnic. The fortress has been there for 3000 years and has a great importance for the history of the region.... More 

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