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“during summer”(2 reviews)
“steep climb”(2 reviews)
Provadia, Bulgaria
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All reviews keep in mind during summer steep climb park your car fortress view town drive stairs plateau gate bulgaria bridge restaurant
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

What I got the hold of in Bulgaria is, they were really good by extracting European funds and they did reconstructions of some historic sites. They also know how to hype up some sights and produce crowds wanting to see them. Come they said. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We drove and parked at the foot of the flight of stairs leading to the East gate of the fortress. There are some ruins right at the top and a nice view of the surroundings.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank dannychan_sg
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We parked at the restaurant, where we had lunch, before the ascent to the fortress. It is a steep climb up steps to the top, so I would not recommend for the very young or old (unless they are super fit, which I apparently am...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan S
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Not much left of the fortress. A gate few steps and few foundations. Otherwise nice panoramic views. During summer gets very hot and you have to get up the stairs for about 15 minutes before reaching the plateau. When we got there was nobody at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank vtc2017
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Forth of visiting, although there isn't particularly much going on. But the view of the town is really great. And if you love history and walking in fresh air, I think you'll like it. Especially the remains of the main gates and the reconstructed bridge...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Agnė A
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Very surprising place.very interesting. Great for kids. U can either climb from the town provadia or from the eastern entrance which is less stairs and more 'in the wild'.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank yaron_hadas
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This is a little out of the way but worth the drive. It is a pretty steep climb to the top, but you are rewarded once there with a fabulous view of the city of Provdiya. Some of the Fortress has been enhanced with structure...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank KayM506
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a most unusual site and exciting place to climb up to. There is a 360 degree view of the towns and villages around in the gentle countryside below. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Kay C
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It is an amazing place to see. A perfect harmony between nature and men. The rocks are carved as walls, churches and towers. There is a well 79 meters and there is still water in it. The place is a bit forgotten by the administration,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank lubomir_stoyanov
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The ruins of the ancient fortress of Ovech are located on a plateau, overlooking the town of Provadia. It can be reached either from the town via a path and a high spiral ladder, or from the road to the village of Dobrina, used by...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Tani E
30 October 2016|
Response from lubomir_stoyanov | Reviewed this property |
it is in the town of Provadia. If you ask any local or look at the signs it is very easy to find.
27 April 2016|
Response from Sy N | Reviewed this property |
Hi Asha, I am not sure if the station has a place where you can leave your luggage. It's also a very small town so I'm not even sure they have taxi service. We took a day trip from Varna to visit. What I do know is it will... More