Welcome to Silistra
Sitting on the Danube, with picturesque views across the water to the Romanian shore, sedate Silistra feels a little out on a limb and visitors are thin on the ground. There's more than meets the eye here, though. Silistra was an important city, known as Durostorum, during Roman times and served as a fortress for the Roman province of Moesia. Several hundred years later, around the turn of the first millennium, it reappeared as Drastar, a key city in the emerging Bulgarian empires of the time.
This rich historical heritage can be seen at the Archaeologicial Museum and in a preserved Roman tomb from the 4th century. Archaeological digs continue into the present day and each year unearth yet another treasure.