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Tsarevets cache

A cache by PavelGr and Sibila Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/03/2010
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A small cache hidden on the historical hill of Tsarevets. Please be cautious and follow the safety signs placed on the hill. DO NOT walk near the edge of the walls. The cache is NOT hidden near the fortress' walls so don't search for it there. Also, be sure to watch your children (if they are young) and keep them away from dangerous areas. While searching for the cache try not to look suspicious as the place is often crowded.

You have to pay a fee to enter the fortress. The place is opened every day from 8:00 to 19:00 between 01 April and 31 October, and 9:00 - 17:00 between 01 November to 31 March.

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Tsarevets is a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name in Veliko Tarnovo. It served as the Second Bulgarian Empire's primary fortress and strongest bulwark from 1185 to 1393, housing the royal and the patriarchal palaces.

The earliest evidence of human presence on the hill dates from the 2nd millennium BC.

The whole stronghold is girdled by thick walls (reaching up to 3,6 m) and was served by three gates. The main gate was at the hill's westernmost part, on a narrow rock massif, and featured a draw-bridge. The second gate is 18 m away from the first one and the third one, which existed until 1889, is 45 m further.

The palace is located on the hill's central and plain part, which was a closed complex encircled by a fortified wall, 2 towers and 2 entrances, a main one from the north and one from the south. It featured a throne room, a palace church and a royal residential part and encompassed 4872 m².

You can read more about Tsarevets on wikipedia : (visit link)
Additional information for Veliko Tarnovo : (visit link)

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Bulgarian:

Malak cache skrit na istoricheskiyat halm Tsarevets. Molya badete vnimatelni i sledvaite tabelite za bezopasnost. Ne hodete po raba na stenite. Cache-a ne e skrit do stenite zatova ne tarsete tam. Naglejdaite i detsata si ako sa malki i gi dryjte nadalech ot opasni mesta.

Tryabva da platite taksa za da vlezete. Tsarevets raboti vseki den ot 8:00 do 19:00 ot 01 april do 31 oktomvri, i ot 09:00 do 17:00 ot 01 noemvri do 31 mart.

za poveche informaciya tuk (visit link)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybpngrq va gur ebbgf bs n fznyy gerr naq pbirerq jvgu fbzr fgbarf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)