Assen’s Fortress/ Асенова крепост

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There are many places in Bulgaria which can make you feel small. Assen’s Fortress is stunning! Vertiginous! The Historical Assen’s Fortress rises on a lonely marble rock above the Asenovgrad – Smolyan road.

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First touch with Assen’s Fortress
Love the view from here!

Assen’s Fortress is a symbol of Rodopi mountain. It is part of the Golden Bulgarian Period when Bulgaria was on 3 seas – Black Sea; Ionian Sea; Aegean Sea. One of the most powerful Bulgarian kings – Tsar Ivan Asen II left entire historical epoch, to which everyone who decided to take a tour of Assen’s Fortress will inevitably be touched.

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Assen’s Fortress will give you a clear idea of the medieval defensive system and the construction peculiarities of the fortification facilities. This Bulgarian proud is a must to see when traveling to Bulgaria and visiting Rodopi mountain!

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I had a great extraordinary “visit” there. I was so happy to welcome our friends who were getting married! I am the Maid of Honor and the Best Man is my boyfriend.

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Our friends are getting married! So proud of them! Aren’t they amazing!

The Bulgarian tradition states that the Best Man and the Maid of Honor welcome all guests of the wedding and together with the groom start the great adventure “Bulgarian wedding”. They should go and “steal” the bride.

We arranged to welcome all guests at Assen’s Fortress! It was an amazing experience. We were dressed in traditional Bulgarian clothes as a surprise.

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Traditional Bulgarian clothes from Rodopi mountain

The traditions keep the spirit of each culture alive!

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One of the most important guests at the wedding is with fur and a big heart!

At this very special day. Dressed in this beautiful traditional dress. At this massive Fortress. With so much Bulgarian spirit in the air. I felt so proud! Proud to be Bulgarian!

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