Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in The Danube & Northern Plains

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

The highlight at this Unesco-protected Thracian settlement is a nearly perfectly preserved three-chamber burial tomb from about 300 BC. The high quality of the construction, the fine artwork and reliefs adorning the…
Top Choice Museum in Silistra

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum houses an impressive array of locally excavated Roman and Slavic artefacts, housed on two floors and helpfully signposted in English. Highlights include a rebuilt-to-scale Roman chariot (th…
Rock Formations in Belogradchik

Belogradchik Rocks

The massive Belogradchik sandstone and limestone rock formations cover an area of around 90 sq km and tower over the town. The rocks, standing up to 200m high, were sculpted over millions of years by natural compres…
Fortress in Rusenski Lom Nature Park

Cherven Fortress

Just outside the village of Cherven, about 30km south of Ruse, are the remains of a remarkably intact 6th-century hilltop citadel. Several streets, towers and churches have also been discovered, and there are great …
Museum in Vratsa

Historical Museum

This regional historical museum traces the history of the town and surrounding area from Thracian and Roman times through to the 19th century. The pride of the collection is the Rogozen Treasure, a collection of mor…
Fortress in Belogradchik

Kaleto Fortress

Almost blending in with the surrounding rocks, the Kaleto Fortress was originally built by the Romans and later expanded by the Byzantines, Bulgarians and Turks. Most of what you see today was completed in the 1830s…
Cave in Belogradchik

Magura Cave

One of the largest caves in Bulgaria, with a total length of about 3km, the Magura is known for the size of its stalagmites and stalactites, as well as surviving cave art going back several thousand years. Bring stu…
Cave in Rusenski Lom Nature Park

Orlova Chuka Cave

Lying 2km from Peplina village, the country's second-longest cave is accessible for around 3km of its length. Visitors pass through several chambers, the first called the 'Concert Hall' for its good acoustics. Entry…
Archaeological Site in Ruse

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 use, from an ancient Thracian settlement through the Roman per…
Museum in Lake Srebârna & Around

Museum of Natural History

This well-done museum in Srebârna village presents a good overview in English of birdlife and other fauna around Lake Srebârna and should be a first port of call for hikers and birdwatchers. Visitors are handed a pa…