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Bulgaria Guide - historical sites

Historical site, Pamporovo & the Rhodopes

The village of Tatoul, situated about 15 km from Momchilgrad, has recently become extremely popular with the Thracian sanctuary discovered to the south of it. The village itself is small and quiet. It consists of only a few houses and its population is about 70 people. The people here are Muslims and speak a local dialect, not ...
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Historical site, Plovdiv region

The ancient theatre in Plovdiv town is the most impressive building of Roman time that has come to us. It took more than ten years to clear the site and remove the 15-metre thick layer of earth, which was covering the theatre. The spectators’ seats were amphitheatrically shaped and divided into two rings of 14 rows each. Most probably ...
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Historical site, Plovdiv region

It is situated about 2 km away from Assenovgrad on a steep rocky ridge hanging over the Assenitsa River. The fortress is known from the historical sources as Petrich, Stenimachos or Scribencion. Its present name, given by the local population, was gradually publicly accepted after the national Liberation in 1878. The best-preserved ...
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Historical site, North Black Sea coast

The construction of the Euxinograd Palace started in 1882. It was designed by the Viennese architect Ruppelmeyer. In that year the Bulgarian Prince Alexander Battenberg accepted as a present from the Council of senior clergy at the Greek Bishopric the monastery Saint Dimitar with all its fields, vineyards and buildings. Later the ...
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Historical site, Plovdiv region

There are several 'National Revival' style mansions of the Bulgarian Renaissance which characterise 'Old Plovdiv'. This one is The House of Georgi Mavridi where the French poet Alfonse de Lamartin lived in 1833. Also known as Lamartin's House or "the house of writer's". Today it houses the creative fund of the Union of Bulgarian ...
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Historical site, Pamporovo & the Rhodopes

The earliest traces of human civilization discovered so far at Perperikon were dated to the late Neolithic Period, 6th-5th millennium BC. However, Perperikon was not yet a settled village but a rock of worship. Next came the Eneolithic Period (or the Copper Age). Fragments of pottery dated to the late 5th - early 4th millennium ...
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Historical site, North Black Sea coast

Situated in the south-eastern part of the contemporary city of Varna the Roman spa was the biggest social building from the past discovered in Bulgaria till now. The church St. Atanasii is close to it. It walls comparatively well preserved outline an imposing building which area is 7000 sq. m. Built at the beginning of the 3 rd ...
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Historical site, Plovdiv region

Under the nowadays Shopping center in Plovdiv, is located the magnificent Roman stadium. Its rostrums were built over the Sahat tepe and Taxim tepe (hills). The stadium has the shape of a horseshoe and is 180 meters long and there are 30 000 seats. Some archeologists think that games from the Septimus Severus time (193 - 211) took ...
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Historical site, Veliko Tarnovo & the Balkan range

The Samovodska charshia is the old market in the old capital of Bulgaria – Veliko Turnovo. In the early 19 th century, when the town was rapidly developing, there emerged a shopping center with lots of retail outlets and artisan workshops, bakeries and cafes. The nowadays existing workshops recreate the Renaissance atmosphere. There ...
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Historical site, Veliko Tarnovo & the Balkan range

One of the most difficult artistic tasks is to synthesize a great idea, a message to contemporary and future generations. Such was the task of the sculptor who created the rock relief known as the Madara Horseman. He performed his work splendidly. The sculptor carved a relief of a majestic horseman 23 m above ground level in an almost ...
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Historical site, Veliko Tarnovo & the Balkan range

The Tsarevets Hill was the main fortress of the medieval Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo. During the period (1185 – 1395) of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom Bulgaria was the largest and the most powerful state in Southeastern Europe. The hill itself was inhabited as early as the 2nd millennium B.C. The ancient settlement existed even ...
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