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Asenovgrad is an ancient town picturesquely located at the foothills of the Rhodope mountains and the Upper Thracian Valley. The regional town Plovdiv is only 15 km away. Asenovgrad is established in the 7th century BC by Greek colonists with the name Stenimahos. The present town name comes from the name of the Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II - Asen's town, because Asenovgrad was one of his favourite places. The town fortress is also named after the tsar. It is the town's symbol and used to be a major defense center during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. The fortress is located 2 km from the town and is one of 100 National Tourist Places. Asenovgrad is also famous as the Little Jerusalem because in and around the town are located 80 christian temples - 5 monasteries, 17 churches and 58 chapels. The most famous of them are the St Theotokos church with a natural holy spring, St Athanasius, St Holy Trinity, St George, the Arapovski monastery, the Bachkovo monastery, the St Kirik and Yulita monastery as well as the St Petka monastery, where today may be seen Levski's hideout. At present all monasteries and places of interest in the area are services by attractive tourist routes and may be visited on foot, by bike or by car. Asenovgrad is the main starting point for visiting the Bachkovo monastery and the Thracian sanctuary Belintash, which is located close to the Vrata hamlet. In that area there are many other similar rock formations used as sanctuaries by the ancient Thracians. In Asenovgrad is it worth visiting the Museum of History and the Ethnographic house. The Museum of Paleonthology in the town houses a skeleton of deinoterium - the prehistoric relative of modern elephants. It is unique in the whole wide world. The town and its vicinities provide excellent conditions for fishing, swimming, trekking and biking. The hotels in Asenovgrad are quite varied. In the town are open both four- and three-star hotels as well as family hotels and guests houses, which offer very good accommodation conditions and modern conveniences. The hotels in Asenovgrad also include the ones settled in the Gorno voden and Dolno voden districts.
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