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The Ustra Fortress

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The Ustra fortress, situated near the village of Ustra, is one of the highest strongholds in the Rhodope Mountains. It is picturesquely located on a high peak, 1,114 meters above sea level. The length of the fortress wall is 113 meters, and its total area is 1,286 square meters. Exhibits discovered in the area show that the fort was built, approximately, in the 10th century in order to protect an important trade route which passed nearby.
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