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Belogradchik Fortress, Belogradchik
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For generations, Romans, Bulgarians, and Ottomans controlled this area from Belogradchik Fortress. The Romans constructed the fortress between the first and third centuries CE. Notice the openings for guns and the three bastions for cannons on the fortress walls. Climb to the highest point of the fortress, called the first slab, for a view of the 70 m (230 ft) high rocks on the other side of the yard. The site also features a monument dedicated to the leaders of the uprising against Ottoman rule, who were taken away through one of the fortress tunnels and beheaded. Using our online itinerary creator, Belogradchik attractions like Belogradchik Fortress can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I did 4 hours journey by train from Sofia to then stay overnight in belogradchik but I got away, literally. The fortress is very nice, but nothing really exciting, indeed! Probably there will be some life in the summer is a minimum of tourism but apart from the facility where I had to stay for the rest, in winter, you can also, plot of hunger because there is nothing that can answer your basic instincts! After (just) a two-hour visit, and he only ate two packets of crisps (the only bar open only sold this), I decided to go again and take the train and do other oreshets 4 hours by train. I don't recommend it! Unless you are doing a road trip and capitate them along the way.
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  • Belogradchik fortress is one of the most beautiful places we visited in Bulgaria. Amazing how the ancient builders managed to enter its fortress in the natural landscape. Rocks form a fantastically whimsical and unique. View from the top is fascinating.
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  • We drove an hour from the coast to see this fortress that was originally built between 1-3 AD and was in use until the mid 1800's. There's parking outside the entrance but the walk in is rocky. Even i...  more »