Church of the Assumption
Forty Martyrs Church
The Forty Martyrs Church, in the old Asenova quarter, was built in 1230 to celebrate Tsar Asen II’s victory over the Byzantines. It was...
Church of Sveti Georgi
This church, probably built in 1612 on medieval church ruins, was destroyed by Ottoman invaders, but restored during their rule in the...
Church of Sveti Petr & Pavel
The St Peter & St Paul Church, located just past the bridge, contains fragments of murals from the 14th to 17th centuries.
This funky place has a subterranean bar and outdoor enclosed courtyard beyond. Good prices, good music, and gets busy after midnight –...
The Starata Mehana offers great views and traditional, good-value Bulgarian cooking. Try the mouth-watering chicken shashlik.
Church of the Assumption information
Across from Forty Martyrs Church is the tiny Church of the Assumption, built in 1923 over a ruined 14th-century church. It's usually closed, but is very pretty, with blue-painted bas-reliefs decorating its sides.