Museum of the Roses

Lonely Planet review

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.