Bulgaria Travel Guide

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Tsarevets Fortress

  • Tsar Asen Square Map It
  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Published 05/20/2004

Fodor's Review

A stupendous structure, Tsarvets was the Second Bulgarian Empire's fortress from 1185 to 1393. The royal palaces were housed here, along with hundreds of quarters for the members of the court, guards, and servants, churches, and workshops. Tsarevets as you see today is not the original–it's been sacked and destroyed many times–but a faithful restoration that was undertaken between 1930 and 1981. The views from the top of the fortress are magnificent. If you don't want to climb, there's an elevator (2 leva per person) to the top of the bell tower. Tours in English can be arranged at the Tourist Information Centre (5 ul. Hristo Botev, +359–62–622–148) for 10 leva per person.

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Tsar Asen Square, Veliko Tarnovo, 5000, Bulgaria

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Published 05/20/2004


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