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Assenova krepost (Asen's Fortress)

Asenovgrad, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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“small church” (4 reviews)
“holy mother” (2 reviews)
“located km” (2 reviews)
Asenovgrad, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around Asenovgrad at a half an hour drive from Plovdiv there are several attractions worth seeing like the Asenovgrad fortress, but especially worth mentioning the Bachkovo Monastery. You can find also several shops and restaurant around the area of the monastery.

Thank giorgiomZ6854RY
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The fortress is located 20 km from Plovdiv on a hill. In the days of the weekend it may be hard to find a parking place. Fortress is impressive as a construction. It can be visited up to the top. The church inside the fortress...More

Thank Tufus92
Reviewed 13 December 2017

A very worthwhile halfday tour out of Plovdiv is a trip to Asen's Fortress and to the nearby Bachkovo Monastery. I had asked my hotel manager to find me a driver and he got me through 'Plovdiv Tours' a lady, who acted as driver and...More

1  Thank saronic
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful, go up all the way to the top and enjoy the views! Don't go to the chapel that's advertised, really not worth the walk.

Thank 859laurenzl
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Beautiful walk. Amazing views. Totally worth visiting even if you have to drive from another part of Bulgaria. We made a one day trip out of this place. Mind that there's 1.5 leva parking fee, and 4 leva entrance (normal).

Thank Elżbieta W
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I'm 73 years old but the climb to the church and the top of the ruined fortress is worth the effort. The view from the top is spectacular.

Thank James G
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Having been stuck in a car in our long journey, it was a nice change to be outdoors for a bit. The fortress itself is a small site, and we were lucky to have it all to ourselves as we visited early in the morning....More

Thank doofvfood
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Personally, I was not too impressed with this site. I found the fortress or what was left of it was not photogenic but the church was from the outside. Not much to see inside. You do have nice views overlooking the valley. They charge four...More

Thank 427BeatleBob
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent day trip from Sofia and recommend you combine with Plovdiv and Bashkovo Monastery for a full day out seeing 3 major sights in one day. Use sofiatrips.com , a local small company that provides english speaking guide with excellent knowledge of sights, small group...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Costs 4 leva to get in and it's worth every penny. It's got 223 stairs but it won't cause much of a strain. You get to see the beautiful mountains and the castle, there isn't much of a history boards in English but it's still...More

1  Thank Erik I
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