Tombul Mosque


Shumen’s Tombul Mosque was built in 1744 in a fusion of oriental and French baroque styles. At 1730 sq metres, it's the largest mosque still in use in Bulgaria. The 40m-high minaret has 99 stone steps and local belief states that the courtyard fountain gushes sacred water.

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1. Bezisten

0.15 MILES

Around 200m northeast of Shumen's mosque sulk the remains of a late-16th-century Turkish covered market.

2. Kyoshkovete Park

0.31 MILES

This romantic park on Shumen’s western edge has walking trails in the shade of sycamore and maple trees. You’ll see and hear the humming of the city’s…

3. Museum Complex of Pancho Vladigerov

0.51 MILES

One of several National Revival and early 20th-century baroque houses dotted along ul Tsar Osvoboditel's cobblestoned western section, this house-museum…

6. Shumen Fortress

0.89 MILES

Standing proudly over Shumen at a height of 455m, this 3000-year-old fortress dates back to the Iron Age. Thracian, Roman and Byzantine fortifications…

7. Regional Museum of History


This brick museum on the main road exhibits Thracian and Roman artefacts from Madara, Veliki Preslav and Pliska, along with ancient clay-pot burials and a…