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Assen's Fortress, Plovdiv

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Historic Site
High on a ridge above a river sits Assen's Fortress, a remnant of a stronghold with origins dating to the 4th century BCE. Inhabited by ancient Romans and Byzantines for long periods, the site once featured numerous feudal mansions and infrastructure, some of which have been excavated in recent years. Today you can see the remains of the 13th-century fortifications at the site. Look for the well-preserved two-story Church of the Holy Mother of God, rising strikingly out of a cliff. You can walk along the crumbling walls, amidst forests and rolling hills, to snap photos of these ancient structures that blend well into the scenery of the Rhodope Mountains. To visit Assen's Fortress and get the most from your holiday in Plovdiv, create itinerary details personal to you using our Plovdiv trip itinerary planner.
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  • From the center of Asenovgrad to asenova Fortress-2 km uphill. For the lazy on the bridge over the river installed binoculars which can be free! admire the main attraction. And without binoculars she maaaaaaaaaalen'kaja.
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  • A great place to visit when in Assenovgrad , the views from the fortress are fabulous. Not good for the hard of walking as there is some steep climbing involved but well worth the effort if you can ma...  more »
  • The fortress was such an enchanting sight to me after almost an hour of driving from Plovdiv. It is well preserved and as per my guide can also be a wedding venue. It is worth visiting. One is set to ...  more »
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  • Great historical place! Breathtaking view of the valley. The church is very well preserved for almost 10 centuries. Do not miss the stone inscription above the entrance of the complex!
  • Very beautiful place with a great view! Does not matter the weather, you are gonna love it!
  • One of the must see landmarks if you are passing by. The entrance fee is ~1 euro. Try to walk instead of driving it has great views along the way once you get off the main road.
  • This is a great place to visit, and learn more about Bulgarian history and culture.
  • Beautiful place. There is a great view from the top. The entrance is cheap and it is totally worth visiting