Cape Kaliakra, Dobrich

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Watch dolphins, cormorants, and pinnipeds from the steep coast of Cape Kaliakra, where vertical cliffs reach 70 m (230 ft) down to the sea. This nature preserve features the remnants of fortified walls, a water main, baths, and a residence of the despot Dobrotitsa. At the entrance to the cape, see an obelisk called the Gate of the 40 Maidens. According to legend, the maidens tied their hair together and jumped into the sea to escape the Ottoman hordes. You can see the fortress that allegedly guarded the treasuries of Lyzimah, the successor to Alexander the Great. An archaeological park called Bulgarian Troy is on the big island in the nearby lake. Plan to visit Cape Kaliakra and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Dobrich attractions using our Dobrich online sightseeing planner .
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  • Loved. The place is interesting. Very beautiful views, it is fashionable to arrange a whole photo shoot. You have to keep in mind that it's very windy. If you come by car entry 3 leva per person. Parking is and is already included in the price. We liked it. We did not regret that we went though not so close to the golden sands.
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  • I enjoyed the visit to the fortress and small museum. The place is pretty scenic, but the facilities ( toilets, handicapped access) are not the best. However, it is worth a visit if you are in the are...  more »
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