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Medieval fortress "Krivus" - village Bashevo
Medieval fortress "Krivus" is located 2 km. from the village Bashevo, Kardjali. The distance between the village and the castle is not large, but the transition is difficult because of steep terrain, which is the fortress, the rocks are almost otvestni takes about 40 minutes to get there. The fortress is surrounded on three sides of the Arda River and west of the citadel, it is rectangular in shape and dimensions of 50 m to 40 m of this country is the main entrance with a height 2.5 m and shir.1.2 m to it is preserved triangular tower castle has several such towers. The fortress wall is well preserved, the thickness is 2.5 m. In places reached its natural height, different battle ground with holes, the outer part of the fortress is thinner, rises along the river, carried the legend that there castle were imprisoned Bulgarian women. It is supposed that fortresses "Krivus" and "Patmos" are the same fortress played an important role in the defense area of Arda, the supply of water is through a secret underground tunnel connecting it with the river. Built around the 10th century on the solid rocks of the height of which is a magnificent view of the picturesque valley of Arda River with its unique curves, the majestic mountain scenery and Mount Bezdiven. Carry out research studies of the fortress were discovered antique jewelry, rare coins, stone crosses, and other weapons.