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First thing I saw in the misty morning after long sleepless night in Asenovgrad. A small fortress, which seemed like dropped by a giant on the top of the hill. No roads whatsoever. But what was it?

Here is the answer:
Asenova krepost, a medieval Bulgarian fortress located a few kilometres from the town of Asenovgrad and one of its symbols. The earliest archaeological findings were dated back in the Ancient Roman and Early Byzantine period. The fortress gained importance in 11th century after it was conquered by the armies of the Third Crusade. It was considerably renovated in the 13th century (more precisely 1231) during the rule of Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II to serve as a border fortification against Latin raids. For more you can read the very informative note from Gerrit

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