Belogradchik Fortress, Belogradchik

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#18 of 78 in Historic Sites in Bulgaria
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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  • August 15, 2017
    You can't beat this show. The fortress is beautiful, but that's not all: going up you can enjoy a breathtaking view that cannot be described. Pure air, pure nature, magical experience. To do absolutely.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Precious spots! Very hot if you get to go in the summer. The views are spectacular. Agreed us they were riding a scenario in the fortress by which does not omit some photos. Highly recommended.
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  • August 5, 2017
    The scenery around is perhaps more in the same fortress. Visited during the staging of a show that should be really nice but that spoils a little visit. What more than bearable, only ruin your photos ...
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  • May 9, 2017
    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).
  • April 26, 2017
    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!
  • June 18, 2017
    It's massive. Everything is real nature with little touch of human. It's saved during the years
  • May 28, 2017
    A very beutifull view from the fortress, worth every minute of driving!
  • May 4, 2017
    Very nicely kept historical sight, engrance 1 euro

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