Kaleto Fortress

sights / Military

Kaleto Fortress information

Location
Belogradchik , Bulgaria
Address
ul Tsolo Todorov
Telephone
+359 93 653 001
More information
www.muzeibelogradchik.com
Prices
6 lv
Opening hours
9am-6pm Jun-Sep, to 5pm Oct-May
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Almost blending in with the surrounding rocks, the Kaleto Fortress was originally built by the Romans and later expanded by the Byzantines, Bulgarians and Turks. Most of what you see today was completed in the 1830s. You can wander round three courtyards and explore the defensive bunkers; accessing the highest rocks involves a precarious climb up steep ladders.

The fortress lies about 1km west of the centre. The location is signposted. To find it, follow ul Tsolo Todorov uphill to the end of the street.