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Provadiya Ovech fortress

Bulgaria Provadiya Ovech fortress Provadiya is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Varna Province, located in a deep karst gorge (Provadiya syncline) along the Provadiya River not far from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Provadiya served as a customs point since ancient times. It is well known for salty mineral waters, its mild climate and a total of 70 km of caves in the surrounding mountain walls. It can be reached by train from Sofia or Varna and there are also hourly buses from and to Varna, and a sophisticated road system.

Historical names of the medieval fortress, the ruins of which have been preserved until today, include Provat (Byzantine Greek), Ovech (Ovech, Bulgarian), Provanto (Italian) and Pravadı (Turkish language). The Greek name and its adaptations stem from the word πρόβατο, provato, "sheep", and the medieval Bulgarian name corresponds directly (being derived from ovtsa, with the same meaning). The fortress is open for visitors.

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Bulgaria Provadiya Ovech fortress Provadiya is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Varna Province, located in a deep karst gorge (Provadiya syncline) along the Provadiya River not far from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Provadiya served as a customs point since ancient times. It is well known for salty mineral waters, its mild climate and a total of 70 km of caves in the surrounding mountain walls. It can be reached by train from Sofia or Varna and there are also hourly buses from and to Varna, and a sophisticated road system.

Historical names of the medieval fortress, the ruins of which have been preserved until today, include Provat (Byzantine Greek), Ovech (Ovech, Bulgarian), Provanto (Italian) and Pravadı (Turkish language). The Greek name and its adaptations stem from the word πρόβατο, provato, "sheep", and the medieval Bulgarian name corresponds directly (being derived from ovtsa, with the same meaning). The fortress is open for visitors.

Bulgaria Provadiya Ovech fortress

Provadiya is a town in northeastern Bulgaria, part of Varna Province, located in a deep karst gorge (Provadiya syncline) along the Provadiya River not far from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. Provadiya served as a customs point since ancient times. It is well known for salty mineral waters, its mild climate and a total of 70 km of caves in the surrounding mountain walls. It can be reached by train from Sofia or Varna and there are also hourly buses from and to Varna, and a sophisticated road system.

Historical names of the medieval fortress, the ruins of which have been preserved until today, include Provat (Byzantine Greek), Ovech (Ovech, Bulgarian), Provanto (Italian) and Pravadı (Turkish language). The Greek name and its adaptations stem from the word πρόβατο, provato, "sheep", and the medieval Bulgarian name corresponds directly (being derived from ovtsa, with the same meaning). The fortress is open for visitors.

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