Museum of the Roses

Museum of the Roses information

Location
Kazanlâk , Bulgaria
Address
ul Osvobozhdenie
Telephone
+359 431 23 741
Opening hours
9am-5pm summer
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The grandly named Research Institute for Roses, Aromatic & Medicinal Plants houses this tiny museum. It's 3km north of centre up ul Osvobozhdenie; take a taxi (3 lv one way), or bus 3 from Kazanlâk’s main square. The photos and displays explain (in Bulgarian only) the 300-year-old method of cultivating the roses, picking their petals and processing the oil.

The attached shop sells rose oils, perfumes, shampoos, liqueurs, tea bags and jams. Guided tours (rates negotiable) are available in English and French, but ring first about opening times in winter.