Hotalich Fortress
Hotalich Fortress
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fjane84
Island of Malta, Malta669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is the ruins of a medieval fortified town but has its origins during the Romans times.
It is still in the process of being excavated and there are quite a few signs and maps of the site in English, which is great!
The site is very steep so be aware that it is quite a trek to the top. The views are beautiful and there is a car park and other facilities.
Impressive site.
Written July 22, 2019
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Zornitsa A
Jundiai, SP167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
For someone who has seen this fortress years ago, I was extremely nicely surprised of the great job done there! You can walk throughout the ruines from the anchient city safely, there are lights, signs, paths and stairs. Everything is well organized, and there are places to rest on the way up. The view from the top is amazing.
Written June 4, 2019
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Natali
Sofia, Bulgaria200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
The fortress is accessible and secure. Excellent views. There is forest and shade.
There is no suitable meal for feeding after the walk
Written March 29, 2019
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numbat42
Perth, Australia24 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
The fortress as well providing an excellent experience in early Bulgarian history (all explanatory/information signs are translated into English), is also good exercise to reach the top. Once you do reach the top, you will not be disappointed with your effort for the view is definitely worth it.
Written September 3, 2017
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Emil Beekmeyer
Bulgaria43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
hotlalich fortress 10 mins drive from Sevlievo ruins of a old village if you like walking around ruins not much to do
Written September 2, 2016
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physicist_mtl
canada38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
there are ruins of a roman-age fortress and on going archaeological work on uncovering the medieval village below it. for families with young children a tour of the village will be nice. you can see old fashioned weapons and enjoy the pick-nick area. do not miss to visit the exposition of the medieval cloths - you can dress like a knight or a princess :).
and if you have strength, stamina and strong will, I strongly suggest you to climb to the top of the hill where the fortress is (initially built by the Romans) - the view is on the ENTIRE valley and definitively it is worth the effort (see the attached photo/s).
Written August 11, 2016
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Daniel S
New York City, NY1,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
I was born in Sevlievo and, having vern to Hotalich many times, I have witnessed the progress of the excavations and restoration. when I last visited in the summer of 2015, I could se how the place has been well cultivated - at the same time preserving the authenticity of the site. I am extremely appreciative that the ruins are the centerpiece and have not been built on in a flare of imaginative castle building - and thus the spirit and the vibe a preserved. The view towards Rositsa River and, respectively - Aleksandar Stamboliyski Dam is gorgeous. This is a must visit place for tourists and locals alike.

*I originally posted the review in Bulgarian for the benefit of all domestic tourists but apparently TripAdvisor does not support Bulgarian yet, hence reposting in English. Hopefully soon they will.

Written March 13, 2016
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TREV62
YORKSHIRE47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
This site is situated approx 4 km outside of the town of Selievo was not excavated until as recently as 1981, it is well sign posted from the town and has a recently repaired road running up to it but be warned the road has suffered some damage from the heavy rainfall in 2014 and there are some rather large potholes to avoid.

The site is laid out roughly over three levels with the ruins of village houses and churches on the lowest level, the guard premises on the next and the Fortress at the highest point. Steps lead between all these but are at times extremely steep to climb, the really young, elderly and infirm would seriously struggle to make it to the fortress situated on the hill top, for those that do make it the views from the Fortress of the surrounding area are impressive. Decent footwear is strongly recommended.

As with many archeological sites you have to use your imagination to see the buildings as they once were but there are information boards in Bulgarian and English together with a site map at the all the main points so you can clearly identify where you are and what you are looking at.

There are also plenty of benches and tables at various points to sit and rest at so on a decent day it is worth taking a picnic to sit down and enjoy between wanderering around the site and climbing the steps to the top.

All in all an enjoyable trip out that with a picnic and the sunshine makes for a good day out. Nearly forgot but the staff working at the site are both pleasant and helpful.
Written May 27, 2015
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