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Belogradchik Fortress, Belogradchik

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#18 of 76 in Historic Sites in Bulgaria
Historic Walking Area Historic Site
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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  • This place is incredible. A fortress at the top of the mountain, surrounded by these mysterious rocks that sometimes look like animals or faces. People say that it reminds them of the Lord of the Ring...  more »
  • This was a 6 hour round journey for us but it was worth every mile of driving. The views are truly spectacular but as an asthmatic I must stress that the steps are hard work I had to stop twice for a ...  more »
  • The shape of stone are very special, yo7 sjouldnt miss it. We visited it in May, the weather was so good, amazing !  more »
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  • Words cannot describe what nature has prepared for you to witness in Belogradchik. Definitely a place to put in your "to-go-to plan" while in Bulgaria. Amazing scenery, place full of legends and history - a true monument created by nature to celebrate its own beauty. Strongly recommended. Note that road from Sofia to Belogradchik is not in great shape as of April 2017, thus these 250 kilometers will take a few hours (probably up to 3hrs).
  • The Belogradchik Fortress, also called Kaleto, is an ancient well preserved fortress located near the town of Belogradchik. The Belogradchik Rocks near the fortress are really magnificent!
  • It's massive. Everything is real nature with little touch of human. It's saved during the years
  • A very beutifull view from the fortress, worth every minute of driving!
  • Very nicely kept historical sight, engrance 1 euro