Belogradchik Fortress, Belogradchik

For generations, Romans, Bulgarians, and Ottomans controlled this area from Belogradchik Fortress. The Romans constructed the fortress between the first and third centuries CE. Notice the openings for guns and the three bastions for cannons on the fortress walls. Climb to the highest point of the fortress, called the first slab, for a view of the 70 m (230 ft) high rocks on the other side of the yard. The site also features a monument dedicated to the leaders of the uprising against Ottoman rule, who were taken away through one of the fortress tunnels and beheaded. For Belogradchik Fortress and beyond, use our Belogradchik trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Belogradchik vacation.
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  • Belogradchik means “white construction,” standing for the shining fortress rising above town. One of the best preserved Bulgarian fortress. It is on of Bulgaria’s cultural monuments of national...  more »
  • You get to walk into the fortress, which has been left in pretty amazing shape since it's medieval days, from lower ground and can climb stairs and pathways if you want to continue to the 'Rocks'. A....  more »
  • It's about a 4 hour drive from Sofia and its definitely worth the trip. From the top of the fortress you can see for miles and not to mention the amazing fortress itself. If you're visiting Bulgaria, put this down on your list of places to see.
  • Beautiful sandstone formations with some improvements developed by humans trough history.

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