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Samuil’s Fortress, located between mountains Belasiza and Ograjden-5 km north to village Kliuch.Dates back to the 11th century and was built by Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria. The fortress served as a strategic military stronghold and played a significant role in the region’s history.

Visitors can reach Samuil’s Fortress by taking a bus from Petrich or by a car. The fortress is situated at a distance of about 20 kilometers from Petrich city (near 33 km of Е 79 road), near the international road to Macedonia – checkpoint Zlatarevo..

  • Medieval walls and towers
  • Ruins of the royal palace
  • Interactive exhibits at the National Park Museum
  • Entrance to Samuil’s Fortress is included in the ticket for the National Park Museum. Prices may vary, so it is recommended to check the official website for the most up-to-date information.

  • Wear comfortable shoes as there is a fair amount of walking and climbing involved.
  • Bring a camera to capture the panoramic views from the fortress walls.
  • Visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
  • Don’t forget to explore the National Park Museum to learn more about the history of the fortress and the region.
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