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Ravadinovo Castle, Sozopol

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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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  • This "Castle" is no historical attraction, but a tasteless new buildings of the local Mafia Godfather and is used solely for the purpose, to pull the money out of your pocket the naive tourists. It is located in the village of Ravadinovo, near Sozopol. Alone the dusty parking lot sprayed anything but glamorous flair. The entrance to the castle is very high for Bulgarian conditions. Inside a Wüster mix of styles is available. Extras dressed as Roman legionaries and medieval kings stroll among Greek columns and between Baroque putti in the garden. Kitsch in its purest form. To see nothing except a water lily pond and a few ducks. The Church itself, which is reminiscent of a mixture of Neuschwanstein and Schloss Dracula, is empty, it is only a facade. So much noise for literally nothing. Who wants to see a real castle in Bulgaria, is far better served in Varna "Quiet nest" in Balchik or the residence of Evksinograd with the Tsar's residence in the center of Sofia.
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  • Inside the castle is not yet finished, except for a few rather interesting rooms: throne, lunch, etc. But outside the castle is very impressive with its architecture, high towers. Around all is surrounded by greenery and flowers. In a picturesque pond swans. You can sit in the pleasant café or just on a bench by the water or have water fountains. Liked the numerous figures of Knights (armor), placed all over the place. A good place for beautiful photo.
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  • Unfriendly man at the entrance which only spoke Bulgarian. Was not to a cashier, was apparently not wondering if not provided. .... like so much in the little park. The idea is kind of fun and definitely some places on the domain didn't really suit me. But general impression is that I ended up on a construction site. Parking was full of dusty sand slope wells, Castle is not finished and you can not visit other places also work in progress ....
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  • It's a great attraction where old times meet modern, with nice landscape, fountains, lake and small area with animals. Highly recommended to visit if you are in the region
  • Really disappointing place. It's in the middle of a field without any road, parking etc. Extremely dirty surroundings. Too much of everything inside without any idea. Staff is not kind at all. Trying to earn money from everything inside, even toilets are paid. Worst given 5 euro since a long time. No safety there, construction works everywhere are even not surrounded by fences, metal peaces standing out of the ground can kill someone.
  • The best place to visit! Real life fairy tale castle. I love it!!
  • Awesome gardening and magical place!
  • One of the best things to see for any age near Sozopol (be careful, last bus back is at 18:40).