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Bukelon fortress

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Bukelon fortress It is situated near the village of Matochina 40 km from Svilengrad.
The inner fortress, the battle tower and part of the double fortification wall around the peak are preserved. Bukelon fortress is also famous for the battle of Adrianople between the Romans and the Goths, which took place in 378 and in which the Romans were defeated. Here in 1205 the army of Tsar Kaloyan defeated the Crusaders and took Emperor Baldwin a prisoner.
Bukelon fortress
Bukelon fortress
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