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Devils Bridge (Dyavolski Most), Smolyan

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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The Dyavolski most is an arch bridge over the Arda River situated in a narrow gorge. It is located 10 km (6.2 mi) from the Bulgarian town of Ardino in the Rhodope Mountains and is part of the ancient road connecting the lowlands of Thrace with the north Aegean Sea coast.Dyavolski most was built between 1515 and 1518 by the Ottomans. The bridge, the largest and best known of its kind in the Rhodopes, is 56 m (183.7 ft) long and has three arches, but also features holes with small semicircular arches to read water level. The Dyavolski most has a width of 3.5 m (11.5 ft) and its main arch is 11.50 m (37.7 ft) high. A stone parapet, 12 cm (4.7 in) in height, is preserved on the sides, and breakwaters are placed opposite the stream.International long distance hiking trail Sultans Trail passes the bridge from Ardino to Kardzhali.The bridge was proclaimed a monument of culture on 24 February 1984.
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  • It something which you definitely need to see when you are in Bulgaria! Make sure is in your note book of destination! The place is amazing not far away from Ardino! Also the distance from the parking...  read more »
  • Although scientists to Devil's Bridge was built in the early XVI c., Its roots must be sought far back in time, before 7000 years. At its present location was ever a Roman bridge, part of the importan...  read more »
  • After a very curvy track with the car, we had to put back the last unpaved part of walking. After a short walk of about half an hour we reached the Devil's bridge then in the middle of green mountains. It was really a beautiful sight! The bridge crosses a river, which forms a small lake. After locals bathing there, we decided to jump us unceremoniously also into it. It was a perfect afternoon and a super nice trip and I would each recommend this trip.
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