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Belogradchik, Bulgaria
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All reviews rock formations river cruise stunning views amazing place worth the climb worth the effort be careful take your time roman empire roman times souvenir shops guided tour great place to visit grand canyon takes approx great hiking mobility issues
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kaleto Castle, an original Roman fortress was built amongst these incredible geological structures. The fortress was altered over the centuries by the Byzantine, Bulgarian and Ottoman rulers. It is possible to ascend to the top of the three areas of the fortress by stone steps...More

Thank WhitlocksEnd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t know what to expect but this was a wonderful geological formation with a well preserved/restored fort. Quite a hike to the top, but well worth it. I guess you could take a nasty fall. The town has a hospital

Thank Jonmun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Re-routed my Bulgaria/Serbia trip just to go there and it was totally worthwhile. It is a bit far from Sofia, so best to stay in the town (which has amenities) or Vidin if coming from the south. I actually hired a cab driver, Milan, from...More

Thank pretzolio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a fortress or castle, Belogradchik is kind of plain. But the setting as it incorporates the soaring rock formation and overlooking many beautiful formations is outstanding! The high stones are made accessible through stairs. The signs are also interesting, describing one of the most...More

Thank Bryan S
Reviewed 21 September 2018

nice fortress close to belogradchik Rocks, well maintained. From the top you have a very good view on the rocks.

Thank Martine55
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I stopped here as part of a river cruise on the Danube. The rock formations are very impressive. The views from the top make the climb worthwhile.

Thank Marti324
Reviewed 9 September 2018

this is a combination of an old fortress and a phenomenon of the nature. recommended for a short visit, nothing exceptional, but still worth if one is close. the tourist information, however, is a disaster

Thank 277dimitarg
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Full of history place. Hire a guide to tell you the story of the fortress and then just shoot couple of pictures on the rocks. Parking is available in front of the fortress.

Thank Tsvetomir T
Reviewed 29 August 2018

A lot of walking so a mountain bike might be better. However, superb views, peaceful, quiet, you can get lost in this amazing place.

Thank johnnyc2012
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Tthis was my favorite site that I visited on our Lower Danube river Cruise and I had never even heard of the place. This is not to be missed if you are in Bulgaria. The rock formations are incredible and the fortress walls are massive....More

Thank Arvid O
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Ann R
25 November 2017|
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Response from petyaatanasovaa | Reviewed this property |
If you're afraid of heights, don't go near the edges of the rocks, because they may freak you out. It is however totally worth it! The stairs are pretty steep, but are secured enough.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
I was on a cruise mini bus so unable to answer your question.
Laila H
21 March 2017|
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Response from Clifford D | Reviewed this property |
The rocks are the fortress and surround the fortress. The parking is next to the entrance to the fort. Get a map or a topo-map to walk the rock formations. They cover a large area at different levels. When we visited the... More