Asen's Monument, Veliko Tarnovo

Asen's Monument represents four kings of the Asen dynasty, founders and rulers of the medieval Bulgarian state. Also known as "The Riders," the sculpture features a large sword pointing toward the sky surrounded by the four kings on their horses. Visit the hilltop site to see this creation and take in the views of the surrounding valleys and the town below. Work out when and for how long to visit Asen's Monument and other Veliko Tarnovo attractions using our handy Veliko Tarnovo trip tool .
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  • We had a nice view of the monument by coach while on a tour. This is a towering obelisk surrounded by horses which can be seen from many points in the area. It would have been nice to be able to walk ...  more »
  • In historical terms, about 800 years ago, Bulgaria was under the Byzantine rule. However, in the time of the Assen dynasty, formed by the Assen Brothers, Peter Kaloyan and Asan II, the liberation of Byzantine power takes place and Bulgaria becomes an independent country. As I mentioned in another comment, Veliko Tarnovo came to be the capital of the Bulgarian IM + Erio. Thus, a few decades ago, Veliko Tarnovo yielded tribute to those kings with the construction of this monument that is situated in the lower part of the city, already near the river.
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  • ♿️⚠️No ramp found, roughly 15 steps steps up to the platform however. Once you are up there the ground is quite flat. The walk over is quite nice in either daylight or at night, ⌚️it'll take you roughly 15-25 minutes from the town centre depending on your speed. Walking over the bridge introduces you to the whole city, climbing up the steps and standing in front of the monument is amazing! It's quite an impressive and powerful monument! 🥤🚾The building behind the monument seems refreshments and have ammenaties as well if you need
  • Awesome monument with big history. Also visit the museum to see some awesome paintings. Nice viewpoint to take photos to the old city
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