The setting is without question beautiful. The approach to the fortress is guarded by two ornate lions with shields.This is a very good walk & the higher up you go the views over the yantra river & town are spectacular .The fortress is very well preserved & features some excellent original medieval weapons.A must visit if you are in this... 更多
The citadel, its size and shape are impressive. The outside walls are well restored. We wished we could have hired a guide (none offered) because you cannot enjoy it as much alone: basic explanations in Bulgar and German (nothing in English!). Not much has been restored inside besides the church with modern murals (Picasso-Goya style in almost black & white... 更多
We were here in early April and got to see the fortress lit up in wonderful sunlight. I would absolutely recommend anyone passing by to visit the fortress. It is also possible to take the elevator (2 lev fee) to the top of the church for an even greater view.
It is a wonderful place steeped in the history of the Tsars of Bulgaria when this was the capital of the country. It is well worth spending half a day walking round the fortress and seeing the remains of all the ancient buildings and fortifications. At night the light show is spectacular but do ask as it is not every... 更多