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. For Belogradchik Fortress and beyond, use our Belogradchik trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Belogradchik vacation.
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  • A gorgeous area easily accessible where you feel small in the face of man's achievements but especially of nature. It is a restored fortress in the 19th century where you can see how hard it could be ...  more »
  • walking through the fortress of Belogradchik is an experience that brings you the air of a bygone era, finding letters written in the stones of the time Roman, running out of air of the landscape that can be seen of the highest fortress... a site that can be visit in summer, autumn, winter, spring and always remains engraved in the memory... unforgettable!
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  • Visiting the fortress and experiencing the magnificent views is a must when you are in Bulgaria. It is a little bit of the beaten track but it is definitely worth it. Unique rock formations which you ...  more »
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  • The fortress and area are very beautiful, so you can spend wonderful time there. Also you can learn a lot of new things about Bulgarian history. Easy access and very good parking options. Cycling is another good choice. For better results, look at the map in advance, or ask the information desk.
  • Very good place to visit for the weekend. The nature is amazing and it's so much quite compered to many other popular destinations in the country where you can go for a walk or etc.First I thought it will be quite boring, because there are "only rocks" everywhere you look around but this was definetly a mistake. The place is beautiful and interesting to visit. I'm recommending it to all groups of age.
  • Beautiful view! Clean air, clean environment. It was breathtaking! The tickets for adults were 6BGN.
  • Very nice place to go. Although the fortress is somehow new and plain, no big matter in my opinion, the stone road behind the fortress is definitely a unforgettable place to visit. It is a perfect place fot taking fotos as well
  • what a cool place! i wqs sure they filmed game.

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