18.7 C
Ruse, BG
Monday, 20 May, 2024


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Sexsaginta Prista is located in the contemporary Northwestern part of the town of Rousse, on an upland next to the riverbank of the Danube. The castle is localized at the end of the 19th century by Felix Kanitz on the ground of the distances between the fortresses, marked in the Roman route maps.
The first evidences for the castle and its remains we received in the beginning of the 20th century by the Skorpil brothers. During construction and excavation works in the yard of the Military club remains of the castle were registered, but archaeological research was conducted in the period 1976-1978 and 2005-2006. As a result, about 50 m of the northwest fortification wall were found, as well as a tower, six buildings, a temple of Apollo and the Principia – the headquarters of the military unit in Sexsaginta Prista. A conservation of the structures, found in 1976-1978, took place and in 2002 the “Sexsaginta Prista” open air exhibition was opened. During the past years the site was socialized and now it is among the attended museum exhibitions.
2 “Tsar Kaloyan” Str.
Working time: everyday 9.00 – 17.30
Entry fees: for students – 1,00 BGN, for individual visitors – 4,00 BGN, for groups (over 5 peoples) – 3,00 BGN., talk on bulgarian – 4,00 BGN