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Impressive ruins of an ancient medieval city

The ruins are near Ruse. Indicators from place to place lead you there. At the base of the hill on... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Bucharest, Romania
Ruins with amazing views

Do not expect to much, because there is not a real fortress only its ruins,which are surrounded by... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The ruins are near Ruse. Indicators from place to place lead you there. At the base of the hill on which the fortress is situated was built an information center, restaurant, WC. There is also a large explanatory panel there. Access is paid. Pay cash...More

Thank Tufus92
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Do not expect to much, because there is not a real fortress only its ruins,which are surrounded by beautiful nature scenery and the views are spectacular. There are 240 stairs to the top of the hill,where is the Cherven fortres situated. It is an easy...More

Thank Legaga
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Cherven is today a very small village, of about 300 inhabitants, and of little economic or strategic importance. However, it was a major trade and military center during the Second Bulgarian Empire and possibly even before, since archaeological findings and historical documents suggest this region...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

The road there is not at all well marked. We used Waze to make sure we reach it. We were the only ones visiting the place which was nice because we had privacy. The cost to enter was 4 leva per person. The view from...More

Thank gionela85
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A typical solid fortress from the second Bulgarian Kingdom, build in the sky in order to give a hard time to its invaders. The view is wonderful, there is not much info for foreigners, no souvenirs are sold on the spot. I saw a huge...More

Thank Lubomir S
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The medieval fortress of Cherven is an impressive and well preserved archaeological site. There was a guide there and he told us a lot of information related to this fortress. There are stairs that take you on the top of the plateau and the climb...More

1  Thank Micutzu-103
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Extensive remains of a fortified medieval settlement lie high up on a limestone plateau commanding great views across the Rusenski Lom nature park, and the settlement of Cherven below. Cherven was once the most important military, economical, cultural and religious centre of the Second Bulgarian...More

1  Thank steviegs
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

There is a small fee (around 3-4 BGN), which you pay before you start up the stairs (220 of them). The view of the canyon and of the whole valley from the fortress is breathtaking. Do not miss!!!

Thank Gabriel G
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This was one of biggest medieval towns in Bulgaria /appr. 15 000 people population/. The way to see this is high, you must climb stairs but it is absolutely amazing to see. The firs part is citadel and after wood bridge is the old town....More

Thank Alexander H
Reviewed 11 October 2015

1. The path up from the parking area to the plateau with the site isn't as long or as steep as it looks as if it might be from below. I managed it without any problem even with a twisted ankle. Once you're up, it's...More

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