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Asen's Monument, Veliko Tarnovo

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Asen's Monument represents four kings of the Asen dynasty, founders and rulers of the medieval Bulgarian state. Also known as "The Riders," the sculpture features a large sword pointing toward the sky surrounded by the four kings on their horses. Visit the hilltop site to see this creation and take in the views of the surrounding valleys and the town below. Work out when and for how long to visit Asen's Monument and other Veliko Tarnovo attractions using our handy Veliko Tarnovo trip tool.
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  • You can see this monument from almost anywhere in Veliko Turnovo. Definitely worth walking to and viewing from many angles. 
    You can see this monument from almost anywhere in Veliko Turnovo. Definitely worth walking to and viewing from many angles.  more »
  • Even if you are not planning to see visit it - you'll see it! Really great one, and worth to dedicate a time to get there for sure. 
    Even if you are not planning to see visit it - you'll see it! Really great one, and worth to dedicate a time to get there for sure.  more »
  • An impressive monument which can be seen from all Tarnovo viewpoints, but which lacks a description in English for foreign tourists such as myself. 
    An impressive monument which can be seen from all Tarnovo viewpoints, but which lacks a description in English for foreign tourists such as myself.  more »
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  • The second best landmark in Veliko Tarnovo. Monument of greatness. Sadly with some addition that I very much dislike - the Mother Bulgaria statue in the middle, but that's personal. The horses and horseman are awesome. Black is very daring for statues, but that just makes them scarier and radiating.
  • Great views from here of the Old Town, and the buildings are reflected in the river which is very pretty. There was also live jazz music when we visited in the evening
  • Nice place. A monument to the Assen dynasty was opened In 1985, on the 800th anniversary of the Assen Brothers’ revolt against Byzantine’s rule.
  • Great monument remembering the history of this great country. Really an opulent one which could be seen from many locations in Veliko Turnovo.
  • Perfect place to see 360 panoramic of the city !

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