Top things to do

Memorial in Pleven

Mausoleum

This ornate neo-Byzantine mausoleum dominates Pleven's main pedestrian square and holds the remains of the Russian and Romanian soldiers who died liberating the city in 1877. It was built between 1903 and 1907. Ther…
Pizza in Pleven

Pizza Tempo

On the main road, east of the main square, this is an inviting place with a big menu of pizzas and pasta dishes.
Museum in Pleven

Tsar Aleksander II House Museum

Sitting in a city-centre park, this modest cottage was where the Russian tsar Alexander II accepted the surrender of the Turkish general Osman Pasha after the 1877 Siege of Pleven. The four rooms have been restored …
Museum in Pleven

Historical Museum

A few blocks south of central pl Vazrazhdane, the huge town museum houses 24 galleries of exhibits, including neolithic pottery, polychrome Roman mosaic floors, folk costumes, reconstructions of traditional rural ho…
Bulgarian in Pleven

Speedy Bar & Grill

Above-average grills, steaks, sausages, soups and salads feature on the glossy menu at this city-centre restaurant, which has plenty of outdoor seating. It gets busy in the evenings.