assen's fortress, Plovdiv

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    Assen's Fortress

    by ChristinaNest Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Assens's Fortress (Assenova Krepost) dates back to the 11-12 cc AD. It was built during the reign of Tsar Ivan Assen II, one of the greatest Bulgarian kings (Second Bulgarian kingdom).
    There are just some ruins left of it now, and the medieval church, "Holy Mother of God" which was partially restored. The views are great as the foirtress sits on a hill in the Rhodope mountains surrounded by many green peaks. On another hill next to the road to the fortress there is the chapel of St. Ilia.
    South of Plovdiv, after Assenovgrad, on the way to Bachkovo Monastery and Pamporovo.

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  • Assenova Krepost

    by ger4444 Written May 12, 2008

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    In the near of the little town of Assenovgrad at the foot of the Rhodopes you can find the fortress of Assen. This is a beautifull construction from the tenth century, a fortification from the times of the second Bulgarian kingdom. From the fortress you have great views.

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    Atrip to Assen's fortres

    by krassimir71 Updated Nov 12, 2005

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    The church at Asens fortres

    Here is the fortress wall, protecting the Emperor's stronghold. Part of the
    fortress was restored in the 1900's, prinarily to prevent further deterioration. Located at the south /exit-entrance road to Pamporovo ski resort/ of the city Asenov grad.

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    A trip to Asens fortres

    by krassimir71 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Me and two friends, Nora from Canada and Robert from Australia, I stoped to show them the Asens fortres ,we stood for photo on the wall outside the fortress before to drive to Boskovski Monastery with my car hehe they did not expected to see such great views and we hapened not so bad weather.

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