Must see attractions in Ruse

  • R

    Roman Fortress of Sexaginta Prista

    Archaeological work is ongoing at this former Roman fortress at a high point along the Danube. Research attests to some 2000 years of continued military…

  • N

    National Transport Museum

    The country's only National Transport Museum is housed in the building of Bulgaria's first railway station. It exhibits vintage locomotives from the late…

  • R

    Ruse Regional Museum of History

    The 5th-century BC Borovo Treasure, consisting of silver cups and jugs adorned with Greek gods, is one of the highlights of Ruse's main history museum…

  • P

    Profit-Yielding Building

    This huge, gloriously titled neo-baroque building dominates the western end of pl Svoboda. Built between 1898 and 1902 by Viennese architects, it was…

  • P

    Pantheon of the National Revival

    The gold-domed Pantheon of the National Revival was built in 1978 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the deaths of 453 local heroes who fought the…

  • M

    Museum of the Urban Lifestyle in Ruse

    Built in 1866 this elegant townhouse features some re-created period rooms, with 19th-century furniture, paintings and chandeliers upstairs. Downstairs…

  • S

    Sveta Troitsa Church

    Built in 1632 below ground level – according to the Turkish stipulation that churches should be as unobtrusive as possible – Sveta Troitsa has a fine gilt…

  • M

    Monument to Freedom

    This grand sculpture stands in the middle of pl Svoboda (Freedom Square) and is a popular meeting point. The woman depicted is said to represent free…

  • C

    City Hall

    Ruse's city hall is a hulking brutalist building from the mid-1980s and typical of communist-era public architecture. Local residents sometimes refer to…

  • C

    Clock Tower

    The clock tower, on the site of Bulgaria's first insurance company, is a popular meeting point.

  • S

    Soviet Army Monument

    Built in 1949 to mark the victory of the Soviet Red Army over Nazi Germany in WWII.