Ravadinovo Castle, Sozopol

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#2 of 14 in Historic Sites in Burgas Province
For a glimpse of what ancient castles must have looked like when they were new, visit Ravadinovo Castle. The castle is an extravagant combination of various architectural and decorative styles--though it is not historically authentic. Green ivy climbs the building's exterior and its tall steeples. Stroll outside alongside fountains, garden statues, and tiny bridges. Listen to the sounds of parrots talking, and watch peacocks displaying their plumage or swans floating on the lake. The castle features an art gallery, wine cellar, and several large halls. Make Ravadinovo Castle part of your personalized Sozopol itinerary using our Sozopol family vacation planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I have visited the castle a few times already and everytime that I return there, there is something new to see. I love how they continuously add pieces of art around the gardens. You can see great det...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The place is beautiful and really well made. The grounds are beautiful and well orchestrated. The but it is by that one cannot visit the Castle. This is unfortunate because we expect to be able to enter. It also lacks a medieval battle style activities in the course of the Castle. Or the reception of the King, this can be nice to see and it would be a plus. Because it is welcomed at the entrance, but that's not enough I think. Even if, for example the Queen going on dinner or lunch in the gardens here or there's the Inn. Let's say that Rome is not built it in one day but there is still the thing to do or shows to add. I'll be back. The price is not too excessive, I think. Correct but missing some thing here.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The Ravadinovo Castle is indeed an unusual and nice place to visit with beautiful scenery. Unfortunately not only the entrance fee is 20 leva, but you have to pay additional 1 lev for WC.  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    We visited Castle Ravadinovo, which is not of historical value is a commercial project. When I saw the castle in the distance, I was rather skeptical.Thought that when we get there and pay for the entrance 5 € and in the end we will be disappointed. But it is not. The castle was really fabulous! The area of ​​this complex is quite large, where there are many fountains, different sculptures, a church. There is a wine cellar with large royal tables, near them paintings that are all in the spiderweb (there you can also taste the wine and buy it).It is very atmospheric place and it is clear that the people who did this were really inspired by the idea and very much tried to implement it. And they did it very well. Unfortunately, the castle is still under construction inside. I recommend this place to visit, you will not regret it.
  • July 3, 2017
    Good views and well maintained gardens wish it was possible to go inside the castle itself but overall very nice place. The horses and dogs don't look very well looked after unfortunately.
  • June 29, 2017
    Amazing place! Totally worth experiencing. Done with so much care to every detail! Every member of the family enjoyed it!
  • June 21, 2017
    A must see while visiting Sozopol. The castle area is suitable for family with kids and for taking photographs. Loved the attention to details, which was put into building the castle. Wherever one turns around, see endless beauty.
  • June 23, 2017
    Lovely outing with the family. Beautiful castle and gardens. The cave is great. Prices are reasonable.

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As a historical coastal town located partially on a curving peninsula, Sozopol offers an array of accommodations within easy walking distance of the ocean. Most of the larger upscale lodgings sit within the newer, inland part of town. Though these tend to be more expensive, they offer ameniteies like on-site pools and restaurants (and they're still close to both the beach and historical city core). Also check out the private villas and guesthouses scattered throughout the cobbled streets and winding alleys of the Old Town on the peninsula. They will put the town's ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman sites right on your doorstep.
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