Rooms.bg  > Sightseeings in Bulgaria  > 

Asen

Author: Таня Димитрова, 4.5 km From Asenovgrad.    , GPS coordinates: N 41.9866997    E 24.8734277
Asen, Picture
Asen, Picture 1Asen, Picture 2Asen, Picture 3Asen, Picture 4

 The medieval castle is situated in the beautiful Rhodope Mountains, just a few kilometers from the town. It is one of the most famous fortresses in Bulgaria. Located on a cliff, it is considered that it was built 2,500 years ago by the Thracians with the aim to serve them as a fort. In the later fort was used by the Romans and Byzantines. Since the late 9th century fortress was used by the Bulgarians, as evidenced objects from this period found during excavations in the area.

The purpose of the fort was to guard the road between Sofia and the Aegean, which is passed through the Rhodopes. Fortification has provided security and land around it is the principal cause of the two settlements near the fort, and current news Pertich Asenovgrad. In the reign of Tsar Ivan Assen II in the fortress were carried out major extensions and improvements. Then Bulgaria was not in good relations with the Latin Empire and the security of the Bulgarian people was under threat. It is believed that the fortress, named after the king, because his management hardness, its preservation and improvement was a priority for the king. Near the fortress is situated one of the most impressive churches in Bulgaria. The church "St. Mary of Petrich" was built in the 8th century. Nowadays the fortress is almost restored and the doors of the castle are open to visitors year round. It is part of the Hundred National Tourist Sites of Bulgaria 

Opinions and useful advice

Voted (2)    Rate

Радка Добрева, 30.07.2013

Изумително е всичко онова,което се намира в Родопа планина, обожавам я, тя е ЦАРИЦАТА В БЪЛГАРИЯ, бъдете там и ще се почуствате ГОСПОДАРИ НА ЦАРИЦАТА, Родопите ще Ви позволят да се чувствате като истински господари ,тя е планина,която никога не бихте могли да забравите,изумителна и величава, обичам тази планина!!!!!!!!

Share your opinion or advice

   





  
Боженци 2
Add sightseeing!

Destinations in Bulgaria

Albena75 hotels
Ahtopol133 hotels
Balchik127 hotels
Burgas232 hotels
Byala, Varna58 hotels
Varna333 hotels
Velika20 hotels
Golden sands148 hotels
Kavarna60 hotels
Kiten207 hotels
Kranevo63 hotels
Lozenets152 hotels
Nesebar281 hotels
Obzor110 hotels
Pomorie495 hotels
Primorsko394 hotels
Ravda214 hotels
Sarafovo65 hotels
Sveti Vlas213 hotels
Sinemorets71 hotels
Sunny Beach616 hotels
Sozopol510 hotels
Tsarevo198 hotels
Chernomorets246 hotels
All   >
destinations
close map
зареждане