It is mainly a creative reconstruction and its chief attraction is a 1980s light-and-sound show, but this fort, on the site of the Bulgarian medieval capital, does capture the imagination because its setting is so spectacular
Built on a hill almost 180 degrees surrounded by a river meander its outlook constantly changes with the weather and the seasons. Bulgarian kids are bussed there on obligatory school tours. In effect, it is not just a major monument of history but also of how the perception of history has changed in the Bulgarian lands through the past decades – the late Communist period included.
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