1.24 km north-west in a straight line from the centre of the town of Oryahovo.



The fortress is situated on a high hill which is only accessible from southeast. The fortress is protected from the East and West by deep gorges, and from the north – by a steep bank reaching the Danube.
The important Roman road from Belgrade to Constantinople “Via Singiduno usque ad Constantinopolim per ripam Danubii” passed nearby. The fortress was built in the 9th century and functioned as an im­portant border post - part of the defen­sive system on the northern border of the Bulgarian state. It was completely demol­ished in the 16th century.
Remains are preserved in the north-eastern part of a fortification wall with a postern and in the south part – of the entrance to the fortress.