Belogradchik Fortress, Belogradchik

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. For Belogradchik Fortress and beyond, use our Belogradchik trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Belogradchik vacation.
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  • We visited as part of a group tour from a river Danube cruise. Interesting place to visit with lots of history and folklore arising from the shapes of the rock formations. Lots of walking...  more »
  • Very nice day trip to the fortress. Never seen such a good integration of a fortress within the mountains. Even more astonishing was the view from on top of the fortress/mountain. We did not expect....  more »
  • It’s such a great place to visit! It makes you feel that you are out of this era. It’s suitable for children and even being alone..  more »
  • It's about a 4 hour drive from Sofia and its definitely worth the trip. From the top of the fortress you can see for miles and not to mention the amazing fortress itself. If you're visiting Bulgaria, put this down on your list of places to see.
  • Beautiful sandstone formations with some improvements developed by humans trough history.
  • Very nice place and very interesting for tourists. It is really a nature wonder.
  • A must see, lots of history and stunning views if you get to the top.
  • This place is something to see. Lots of unusual rock formations. Some with names like “ the teacher” and The Ape. It’s a lot of climbing so be sure to take water. Parts are climbing ladders so depending on your physical condition will depend on if you can climb all the way to the top. But you’ll still be able to see a lot.

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