Sliven attractions

Nature Reserve in Sliven

Blue Rocks Nature Park

Despite its enigmatic name, there's little more than a bluish haze hanging over this rubbly nature park. But these hills have revolutionary history: within their folds once hid the haidouks, the freedom fighters who…
Museum in Sliven

Hadzhi Dimitâr Museum

This house-museum dedicated to the rebel-movement leader is set in a lovely wooden building arranged around a cobblestone courtyard. The building features several rooms faithfully preserved in 19th-century style, in…
Museum in Sliven

Mirkovich House

The temporary art exhibitions are a fine excuse to explore this creaky period house, where the crimson rugs and elaborate carved wooden ceilings give an agreeable flavour of the 1930s and '40s.
Market in Sliven

Obshtinski Pazar

Shop with the locals at this large warren of shops, selling everything from jars of honey (4 lv) to bags of spices (1 lv), alongside fruits and vegetables, clothes and electronics supplies. Watch your wallet, but th…
Museum in Sliven

History Museum

Along the mall in a candy-pink building, the History Museum's three floors of displays feature Thracian silverwork, 4th-century urns and other archaeological treasures. English-language explanation is scant, but sta…
Gallery in Sliven

Galeriya Dimitâr Dobrovich

Inside a lemon-yellow mansion, which resembles a beautifully iced cake, Galeriya Dimitâr Dobrovich exhibits 20th-century and graphic art across two floors. The gallery is named for the Sliven-born painter who assemb…