Assen's Fortress, Asenovgrad

#4 of 19 in Historic Sites in Plovdiv Province
Historic Site · Landmark
High on a ridge above a river sits Assen's Fortress, a remnant of a stronghold with origins dating to the 4th century BCE. Inhabited by ancient Romans and Byzantines for long periods, the site once featured numerous feudal mansions and infrastructure, some of which have been excavated in recent years. Today you can see the remains of the 13th-century fortifications at the site. Look for the well-preserved two-story Church of the Holy Mother of God, rising strikingly out of a cliff. You can walk along the crumbling walls, amidst forests and rolling hills, to snap photos of these ancient structures that blend well into the scenery of the Rhodope Mountains. Put Assen's Fortress at the forefront of your travel plans using our Asenovgrad trip itinerary builder website.
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  • Wonderful attraction on the self-guided tour that I took in July! It's breathtaking and a must-see for everybody who is in the area of Plovdiv. I visited it on the self-guided option of the Private...  more »
  • Not far from Plovdiv is this fortress which deserves to be visited. The fortress itself is not large but it amazes and fascinates its structure and its position in the middle of nature. The path...  more »
  • Very beautiful place. Absolutely worth to visit! There is a beautiful tiny temple on the top of the fortress with amazing, special orthodox icon paintings. There are not many tourists there and also there are various eco paths in the area with beautiful views!
  • Nice ruins of ancient fortress well prepared for visitors. Great view of the surrounding landscape. Poor parking organisation in the weekends when crowded. Entrance is free.

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