The medieval Asen’s Fortress in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains is situated on a high rocky ridge on the left bank of the Asenitsa River.
The earliest archaeological findings date back from the time of the Thracians, the area of the fortress has also been inhabited during the Ancient Roman and Early Byzantine period.
The fortress gained importance in the Middle Ages, first mentioned in the statute of the Bachkovo Monastery as Petrich in the 11th century.
The fortress was conquered by the armies of the Third Crusade. Read more