Samuil fortress

King Samuil of Bulgaria - sculpture from Fortress of Samuil Samuil fortress

Samuil fortress is the name of a medieval fortress situated between the Belasitsa and Ograzhden mountains in the so called Klyuchka gap near Petrich. It is situated on a small hill on the right shore of the River Strumenishka 5 km away from the village of Klyuch. The fortress was propably built in the period 1009-1013 during the reign of tsar Samuil; it is a part of a big fortification system.

‘Samuil fortress' national park-museum was solemnly opened on 23rd October 1982. The remains of the medieval fortress and settlement are preserved and the region is urbanized. In the highest part of the hill on the ruins of the medieval tower a monument of tsar Samuil was built at the Samuil fortress near the town of Petrich.

The fortress is an important tourist attraction in southwest Bulgaria. Since 2003 it is included in the list of the hundred national tourist destinations of the Bulgarian Tourist Union.

The Predela hotel is situated in the Predela area, between the Rila and Pirin mountains. The guests of the hotel could enjoy their summer or winter holidays in the mountains among peace and quitness. The century-old tree is situated in the yard of the Predela hotel; the beech gives positive energy to whomever toughes it. The hotel has suites and rooms which could accommodate from 50 to 55 people.


Predela Hotel

Predela Hotel

Predela hotel is situated in the Predela area in the Predela col on the north slope of the Rila mountain.

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