Fortress Ovech, Provadia

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  • The fortress like true story better read in advance .... walked all over half an hour .... during the day it is better not to go, very hot, but there is a gazebo where you can rest, relax, have a drink .... on one side of the mountain tourist climb, parking still a long flight of stairs, and on the other side of the mountain you can climb over 2 minutes, we traveled by car, led us to the Navigator (Maps with me, work off-line), have parked right outside the door!) Kinds of awesome, with children young hard ... because steep cliffs and a bit scared when they run ... (ogorozhenij on the edges not only on the bridge! But liked it very much!
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  • Ovech fortress is located on top of a flat as a table whose form Kaleto plateau vessel and stretching from North to South. Something similar to the Crimean Cuesta. Stations of the fortress can be reached by a long, winding staircase Today from the fortress remained completely refurbished bridge between the Castle and the plateau of Thabit, a few wells to collect water (one of them with a depth of 80 m.), the ruins of several churches, watch towers. The castle was founded by the Byzantines, then used the Bulgarian khans and Turks. In 1409 Ovech became the center of the uprising led by Fruzhinom, the son of Ivan Original. In 1413 Musa, the son of Bayezid, again captured the Castle and began to suppress the uprising. Troops of the Polish-Hungarian King Vladislav III Varnenchik-Jagiello attacked the Fort in the year 1444 and destroyed it completely. After the defeat of Wladyslaw III in Varna, the Turks captured the fortress again, but did not begin to recover, leaving only a small garrison. After that, the zahirela fortress and was abandoned.
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  • Interesting place, were for the first time and we liked, admission is free, but the climb back will require physical efforts, on the way there are benches we were with a large pram and regretted that no left car:) top view offers beautiful, there is a resteraunt. story better read in the Internet so more know than on site or go with a tour guide will explain there. There is a restaurant at the foot of the mountain, at hotels, where you can take a breath and relax. prices unfortunately do not know not visited by car from Varna to this place not very far to go, about 80 km, the road passes through Expressway. If you used in the Fortress of Ovech Barny can roll away from the highway about 4 miles going attraction * stone forest * and instantly you can see two attractions in one side.
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