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Haskovo, Bulgaria

Evros, Greece
Church of Saint George
Church of Saint George

The newest and largest Christian temple in the village of Mineralni Bani built in 2006, the Church ...

village of Mineralni Bani
Nesting site of rare endangered diurnal raptors
Nesting site of rare endangered diurnal raptors

It is located within the lands pertaining to the village of Gorno pole. The only protected area in ...

Madzharovo
Orlovi Skali (Eagle's Rocks)
Orlovi Skali (Eagle's Rocks)

Това е уникално скално образувание от величествени ...

village of Sarnitsa
Kenana Forest Park
Kenana Forest Park

Kenana is the largest park on the territory of Haskovo Municipality (236.6 ha), located northeast ...

Haskovo
Osman Baba's Türbe, village of Teketo
Osman Baba's Türbe, village of Teketo

A tekke (from Turkish) is a word used to denote a Muslim monastic community, a monastery, usually a ...

village of Teketo
Church of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mother of God (Uzundzhovo Church)
Church of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mother of God (Uzundzhovo Church)

The Church of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mother of God is the largest village church in ...

village of Uzundzhovo
Thracian sanctuary of the Nymphs and Aphrodite
Thracian sanctuary of the Nymphs and Aphrodite

The Sanctuary of the Nymphs and Aphrodite, the only one well-preserved in Bulgaria, is located ...

Thracian sanctuary of the Nymphs and Aphrodite
An architectural monument - obelisk to the victims in the Balkan War (1912)  on top of Sheinovets peak
An architectural monument - obelisk to the victims in the Balkan War (1912) on top of Sheinovets peak

At Sheinovets peak, in the area between the villages of Valche Pole and Malko Gradishte, an ...

village of Valche Pole and Malko Gradishte
Thracian memorial complex. Chapel of Saint Petka of Bulgaria. Monument-symbol "Thrace without Borders"
Thracian memorial complex. Chapel of Saint Petka of Bulgaria. Monument-symbol "Thrace without Borders"

Thracian memorial complex with pantheon-ossuary, chapel to Saint Petka of Bulgaria and a ...

Madzharovo
Sharapanas (rock wineries)
Sharapanas (rock wineries)

Sharapanas represent rock basins made by humans 2600-2800 years ago. Archaeological excavations ...

village of Bryastovo
Mustafa Pasha Bridge, Svilengrad
Mustafa Pasha Bridge, Svilengrad

The bridge is the only fully preserved part of a former complex consisting of a caravansary, a ...

Svilengrad
Thracian beehive tomb
Thracian beehive tomb

It belongs to one of the most monumental facilities of this type found in the lands of ancient ...

village of Mezek
Chuchul Kamak menhir, village of Ovcharovo
Chuchul Kamak menhir, village of Ovcharovo

The menhir called Chuchul Kamak near the village of Ovcharovo is the only surviving Thracian ...

village of Ovcharovo
Monument of the Holy Mother of God
Monument of the Holy Mother of God

The world's tallest statue of the Most Holy Virgin Mary with the Child is erected with ...

Haskovo
Bell tower, Haskovo
Bell tower, Haskovo

A belfry of impressive size and unforgettable views rises over the town of Haskovo. The nearly ...

Haskovo
Museum of History, Svilengrad
Museum of History, Svilengrad

he Svilengrad Museum of History was established in 2007, on the basis of an existing museum ...

Svilengrad
Municipal Historical Museum
Municipal Historical Museum

A museum collection existed in Topolovgrad already in the 1930s. It was founded by the ...

Topolovgrad
Museum of History, Harmanli
Museum of History, Harmanli

The idea of creating an institution involved in collecting, studying, preserving and promoting ...

Harmanli
Regional Museum of History, Haskovo
Regional Museum of History, Haskovo

The Regional Historical Museum in Haskovo preserves over 120,000 thousand movable cultural and ...

Haskovo
Monastery of the Holy Theotokos
Monastery of the Holy Theotokos

In 1886 a resident of the village, after having a vision in his dream, discovered a holy spring in ...

village of Dobrich
House of Chorbadzhi Pascal (Paskalevata House), Haskovo
House of Chorbadzhi Pascal (Paskalevata House), Haskovo

Undoubtedly, Chorbadzhi Pascal's house is a true architectural masterpiece. It is declared a ...

Haskovo
House of Chorbadzhi Dimitrak, Haskovo
House of Chorbadzhi Dimitrak, Haskovo

The house of Chorbadzhi Dimitrak is one of the oldest in Haskovo. Built in the first decades of the ...

Haskovo
Boyadzhi Oglu's House, Haskovo
Boyadzhi Oglu's House, Haskovo

Splendor, unique style and Renaissance spirit - these words may well characterize the house of ...

Haskovo
Kirkovo School, Haskovo
Kirkovo School, Haskovo

The Kirkovo School is a wonderful example of the Rennaissance architecture in the town of Haskovo ...

Haskovo
The Old Clock Tower, Haskovo
The Old Clock Tower, Haskovo

Haskovo's clock tower was built in the early 19th century as a symbol of the town and its ...

Haskovo
Monument of Envy, Haskovo
Monument of Envy, Haskovo

The world's first and only Monument of Envy aka ""The Bulgarian Icarus"" ...

Haskovo
Museum of History, Dimitrovgrad
Museum of History, Dimitrovgrad

The Historical Museum in Dimitrovgrad is a cultural and scientific institute established in 1951. ...

Dimitrovgrad
Haskovo Art Gallery
Haskovo Art Gallery

The Art Gallery in Haskovo was founded in 1962. Initially, it was housed in the former Septemvri ...

Haskovo
The Penyo Penev Town Library
The Penyo Penev Town Library

The Penyo Penev Town Library was opened on July 12, 1953. Initially, 5000 books of donations from ...

Dimitrovgrad
Ivan Dimov Theatre, Haskovo
Ivan Dimov Theatre, Haskovo

van Dimov Theatre is deservedly famous for being one of the most beautiful and contemporary ...

Haskovo
Monument "1000 years of Haskovo"
Monument "1000 years of Haskovo"

The 1000 Years of Haskovo Monument was built in 1985 on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of ...

Haskovo
Church of Saint Demetrius, Dimitrovgrad
Church of Saint Demetrius, Dimitrovgrad

The Saint Demetrius Church in Dimitrovgrad is the oldest building in the town, dating back to ...

Dimitrovgrad
Alexandrovo Tomb
Alexandrovo Tomb

Many traces of prehistoric, Thracian, Thracian-Roman, late antique and medieval settlements have ...

village of Alexandrovo
The Sundial, Haskovo
The Sundial, Haskovo

In ancient times, when people did not have clocks, calendars, and compasses, the sun was a basic ...

Haskovo
Museum of Thracian Art, village of Alexandrovo
Museum of Thracian Art, village of Alexandrovo

The newly-constructed Thracian Art Centre in the Eastern Rhodopes has a total area of ​​834 ...

village of Alexandrovo
Ancient Roman Villa Armira 2nd-4th century, Ivaylovgrad
Ancient Roman Villa Armira 2nd-4th century, Ivaylovgrad

The ancient Roman villa was erected in the valley of the Armira River, a right tributary of the ...

Ivaylovgrad
The Petko Churchuliev Arts gallery, Dimitrovgrad
The Petko Churchuliev Arts gallery, Dimitrovgrad

The Petko Churchuliev Art Gallery in Dimitrovgrad came to life in 1962 as an art collection. ...

Dimitrovgrad
Forum Arts Gallery, Haskovo
Forum Arts Gallery, Haskovo

Forum Arts Gallery was established by Haskovo Municipality and operates as a gallery for ...

Haskovo
Water tower, Dimitrovgrad
Water tower, Dimitrovgrad

The water tower is regarded as one of the symbols of Dimitrovgrad. The facility was built right ...

Dimitrovgrad
Architectural ensemble on Treti Mart Blvd., Dimitrovgrad
Architectural ensemble on Treti Mart Blvd., Dimitrovgrad

The town's Treti Mart boulevard, the central square and the surrounding ensemble of buildings ...

Dimitrovgrad
Giordano Bruno National Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium, Dimitrovgrad
Giordano Bruno National Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium, Dimitrovgrad

Created in 1962, this was the first planetarium that opened doors in Bulgaria. Its star dome hall ...

Dimitrovgrad
Central Urban Area Ensemble, Dimitrovgrad
Central Urban Area Ensemble, Dimitrovgrad

Bulgaria Blvd. Dimitar Blagoev Blvd. - Maritsa Park and Square in front of Hristo Botev Community ...

Dimitrovgrad
Bulgaria Square, Dimitrovgrad
Bulgaria Square, Dimitrovgrad

Bulgaria Square is located in front of the building of the Municipality of Dimitrovgrad, which ...

Dimitrovgrad
Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Topolovgrad
Monastery of the Holy Trinity, Topolovgrad

It is believed that a monastery emerged here as early as the 14th century at the time of Tsar Ivan ...

Topolovgrad municipality
Apostol Karamitev Municipal Drama Theatre, Dimitrovgrad
Apostol Karamitev Municipal Drama Theatre, Dimitrovgrad

The Dimitrovgrad-based Municipal Drama Theatre named after Apostol Karamitev is a cultural ...

Dimitrovgrad
Fortress in Hissarya locality
Fortress in Hissarya locality

The fortress near the village of Stalevo, Dimitrovgrad Municipality, is located in the Hissarya ...

village of Stalevo
Aterenski Bridge, Ivaylovgrad
Aterenski Bridge, Ivaylovgrad

In its current form it dates back to the 16th century but some scholars suggest that it was part of ...

Ivaylovgrad
Lyutitsa Medieval Fortress
Lyutitsa Medieval Fortress

According to experts, the fortress was a large and rich medieval town located on an area of ...

Ivaylovgrad
Megalithic tomb (dolmen), village of Plevun
Megalithic tomb (dolmen), village of Plevun

A megalithic burial structure (5th-1st century BC), designated an archaeological monument of ...

village of Plevun
Step-like stone construction at Golyamata Mogila (The Big Mound), village of Svirachi
Step-like stone construction at Golyamata Mogila (The Big Mound), village of Svirachi

Golyamata mogila (The Big Mound) is one of the most impressive burial structures in Bulgaria from ...

village of Svirachi
Municipal Museum of History, Ivaylovgrad
Municipal Museum of History, Ivaylovgrad

Ivaylovgrad's History Museum has three expositions on display - Archeology, History of the town ...

Ivaylovgrad
Thracian dolmen, village of Zhelezino
Thracian dolmen, village of Zhelezino

A megalithic tomb dating back to the end of 2nd millennium BC. The facility was made up of large ...

village of Zhelezino
Fortress of Byalgrad, village of Gugutka
Fortress of Byalgrad, village of Gugutka

It was built on a naturally protected, hard-to-reach rocky peak. The slopes of the peak descend ...

village of Gugutka
Ossuary Мemorial, Cherni Rid Peak
Ossuary Мemorial, Cherni Rid Peak

The ossuary is a memorial built and unveiled in the remote 1937 in commemoration of the people from ...

Cherni Rid Peak
Thracian domed tomb, village of Valche Pole
Thracian domed tomb, village of Valche Pole

The tomb is located under Sheinovets peak near the village of Valche Pole and was discovered in the ...

village of Valche Pole
Dolmen necropolis, village of Oryahovo and village of Vaskovo
Dolmen necropolis, village of Oryahovo and village of Vaskovo

It was first studied at the end of the 19th century by the Bulgarian brothers Stefan and Georgi ...

village of Oryahovo and village of Vaskovo
Rock cult complex Gluhite Kamani (The Deaf Stones)
Rock cult complex Gluhite Kamani (The Deaf Stones)

This is an elaborate complex of a religious cult character, with cultural layers starting from the ...

village of Dabovets and village of Malko Gradishte/municipality Lyubimets, village of Efrem /municipality Madzharovo/ and village of Oreshets /municipality Harmanli/
Roman road, village of Dolni Glavanak and village of Troyan
Roman road, village of Dolni Glavanak and village of Troyan

any roads crossed the territory of the modern-day Haskovo region in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. ...

village of Dolni Glavanak and village of Troyan
Megalithic cult structure - cromlech, village of Dolen Glavanak
Megalithic cult structure - cromlech, village of Dolen Glavanak

It is a religious ritual structure of vertically erected stone slabs. The stones are placed ...

village of Dolen Glavanak
Rock Relief/Sanctuary, village of Gorno Pole
Rock Relief/Sanctuary, village of Gorno Pole

The Thracian monument consists of an oval stone with a carved relief. The stone block on which the ...

village of Gorno Pole
Thracian cult complex, village of Senoklas
Thracian cult complex, village of Senoklas

A remarkable archaeological complex, including a Thracian cult centre with a rock sanctuary, rock ...

village of Senoklas
Thracian Rock Niches - Hambarkaya, village of Gorno Pole
Thracian Rock Niches - Hambarkaya, village of Gorno Pole

It is located within the boundaries of the protected area Chernata skala (The Black Rock). Unique ...

village of Gorno Pole
Church of the Life-Receiving Source, town of Svilengrad
Church of the Life-Receiving Source, town of Svilengrad

The church was built around 1860, mainly with donations from the residents of Gebran neighbourhood. ...

Svilengrad
Golyamoto Gradishte Prehistoric Thracian Fortress
Golyamoto Gradishte Prehistoric Thracian Fortress

Built of large cyclopean blocks without mortar. It has an oval shape and its walls, approximately ...

village of Gorno Bryastovo
Church of the Holy Trinity, town of Svilengrad
Church of the Holy Trinity, town of Svilengrad

The church was built with voluntary donations in 1834 at the place which was probably the cultural ...

Svilengrad
Fortress Peak Kupena/Varga/Latnitsata, village of Sarnitsa
Fortress Peak Kupena/Varga/Latnitsata, village of Sarnitsa

Thracian, Late Antiquity and medieval fortress at peak Kupena Varga/Latnitsata is situated on the ...

village of Sarnitsa
Eski Mosque (Camı Jadid), Haskovo
Eski Mosque (Camı Jadid), Haskovo

Eski Mosque claims to be one of the oldest mosques in Bulgarian lands. According to the stone slab ...

Haskovo
Sarnitsa Stronghold - walls of а Thracian, Late Antiquity and medieval fortress with а signalling tower
Sarnitsa Stronghold - walls of а Thracian, Late Antiquity and medieval fortress with а signalling tower

The fortress wall is made of roughly worked stones without mortar, in places including the ...

village of Sarnitsa
Charshijska Mosque (Çarşı Camı), Haskovo
Charshijska Mosque (Çarşı Camı), Haskovo

The name of the building is related to its location - both in the past and now - in the midst of ...

Haskovo
Thracian fortress of Orlovi Skali (Eagle's Rocks) Peak
Thracian fortress of Orlovi Skali (Eagle's Rocks) Peak

The Thracian Fortress of the New Iron Age is located in the Orlovi Skali (Eagle's Rocks) ...

in the Orlovi Skali locality, village of Sarnitsa
Thracian cult-funeral complex and settlement. Okopa medieval fortress
Thracian cult-funeral complex and settlement. Okopa medieval fortress

It consists of 3 tombs found in 1938, and the fortress was part of the Ada security system, which ...

Madzharovo, Harman Kaya locality
Thracian rock cult complex Altan Tepe and Late Antiquity fortress in the Hisarya locality
Thracian rock cult complex Altan Tepe and Late Antiquity fortress in the Hisarya locality

Among the numerous megalithic monuments in the Mineralni Bani Municipality, the Thracian cult ...

village of Angel Voivoda
Stapkata na Bogoroditsa (Virgin Mary's Step), Village of Mineralni Bani
Stapkata na Bogoroditsa (Virgin Mary's Step), Village of Mineralni Bani

The vestige from the Roman era is the landmark that has survived to this day and is known as Virgin ...

Village of Mineralni Bani
Sveti Duh (Holy Spirit) Roman fortress, village of Mineralni Bani
Sveti Duh (Holy Spirit) Roman fortress, village of Mineralni Bani

Historical data reveal that the so-called city Toplitsos (Toplika), which numbered about 12,000 ...

village of Mineralni Bani
Monastery of Saints Constantine and Helen, Ivaylovgrad
Monastery of Saints Constantine and Helen, Ivaylovgrad

The Ivaylovgrad-based monastery of Saints Constantine and Helen was founded in the 12th century and ...

Ivaylovgrad
Prehistoric and Protohistoric Pit Complex, village of Kapitan Andreevo, Hauza locality
Prehistoric and Protohistoric Pit Complex, village of Kapitan Andreevo, Hauza locality

This complex dating back to the period 5,200-4,800 BC is unseen anywhere else in South-East Europe ...

village of Kapitan Andreevo, Hauza locality
Roman road
Roman road

According to discoveries this site has a length of 130 m and was used in the 2nd to the 6th ...

Kapitan Andreevo village, Hausa locality, Izvorovo village, Caldarama localliyt, village of Ovcharovo, Gerena locality, Turkish grave, Kovulakla and Yurushki kladenets
Ilieva Niva Thracian Memorial, village of Glumovo
Ilieva Niva Thracian Memorial, village of Glumovo

In 1996, a memorial complex was erected on the spot in memory of more than 40,000 massacred ...

village of Glumovo
Rock church, village of Matochina, locality of Deli Kaya
Rock church, village of Matochina, locality of Deli Kaya

The rock church near Matochina is cut in a limestone rock and is located 2 km southwest of the ...

village of Matochina, locality of Deli Kaya
Medieval tower Bukelon Fortress"
Medieval tower Bukelon Fortress"

The village of Matochina is situated near the Bulgarian-Turkish border, on the right bank of the ...

village of Matochina, Kulata locality
Medieval fortress, village of Mezek, Kaleto locality
Medieval fortress, village of Mezek, Kaleto locality

Some historians believe that this was the fortress of Neoutzikon mentioned in written sources, and ...

village of Mezek, Kaleto locality
Monument to War Heroes, Svilengrad
Monument to War Heroes, Svilengrad

Located at Svilena Square. It was built in memory of the heroes from Svilengrad and the ...

Svilengrad
Rock church, village of Mihalich
Rock church, village of Mihalich

The rock church in the village of Mihalich is the only one in Bulgaria with a unique triconch shape ...

village of Mihalich
Constantia Fortress
Constantia Fortress

The late Antiquity and medieval town of Constantia was located at the Asara hill, north of the ...

Simeonovgrad
An archaeological complex, village of Dolno Cherkovishte
An archaeological complex, village of Dolno Cherkovishte

There are many burial mounds in the area, most of which have unfortunately been robbed by treasure ...

village of Dolno Cherkovishte
Archaeological complex, village of Pchelari
Archaeological complex, village of Pchelari

The surroundings of the village of Pchelari are dotted with monuments of culture from Antiquity and ...

village of Pchelari
Medieval fortress, village of Rabovo, locality of Kaleto /Asara/
Medieval fortress, village of Rabovo, locality of Kaleto /Asara/

At 2 km west of the village of Rabovo, not far from the dam of Studen Kladenets water reservoir, ...

village of Rabovo, locality of Kaleto /Asara/
Armenian Church Surp Stepannos (St. Stephan), Haskovo
Armenian Church Surp Stepannos (St. Stephan), Haskovo

In the first decades of the 20th century the Haskovo-based Armenian community gradually developed ...

Haskovo
Paleocastro Thracian Religious Complex and Fortress
Paleocastro Thracian Religious Complex and Fortress

An interesting cult object of Thracian times of regional and national significance. It is located ...

Topolovgrad
Fortified ruler's house from the Hellenistic era, village of Knyazhevo, Tatar Masha locality
Fortified ruler's house from the Hellenistic era, village of Knyazhevo, Tatar Masha locality

Tatar Masha is an area in South Bulgaria located in close proximity to the village of Knyazhevo, ...

village of Knyazhevo, Tatar Masha locality
Church of the Assumption of the Theotokos and woodcarvings, Haskovo
Church of the Assumption of the Theotokos and woodcarvings, Haskovo

The Assumption of the Theotokos Church is the oldest and most revered church in the town. The ...

Haskovo
Izvora na belonogata (The Spring of the White-legged Girl), Harmanli
Izvora na belonogata (The Spring of the White-legged Girl), Harmanli

"Ak baldır çeşmesi"" or ""The Spring of the White-Legged ...

Harmanli
The Humpback Bridge, Harmanli
The Humpback Bridge, Harmanli

Built in 1585 over the river Olu dere (Harmanliyska River).  INTERESTING FACTS Near the ...

Harmanli
Revival Period House-museum of Mircho Paskalev (Paskaleva House), Ivaylovgrad
Revival Period House-museum of Mircho Paskalev (Paskaleva House), Ivaylovgrad

One of the brightest examples of a traditional urban house of a silk-breeding family from the late ...

Ivaylovgrad
Saint Demetrius Church, Haskovo
Saint Demetrius Church, Haskovo

On July 14, 1896, the foundations of the Saint Demetrius Church in Haskovo were laid. The ...

Haskovo
Holy Spring and Chapel of Saint Anna, village of Trakiets
Holy Spring and Chapel of Saint Anna, village of Trakiets

The Chapel of Saint Anna near the village of Trakiets is built entirely with donations and ...

village of Trakiets
Rock tomb, village of Gorno Pole
Rock tomb, village of Gorno Pole

It is cut into an eroded rock at the foot of a slope. It consists of an anteroom, an entrance and a ...

village of Gorno Pole
Open-air arts gallery, village of Krepost
Open-air arts gallery, village of Krepost

Unique wall paintings by the brothers Hristo and Pancho Panev (both painters) decorate all public ...

village of Krepost
Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Merichleri
Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Merichleri

Erected in 1858 on the site of a chapel of Saint Nicholas, the church was built by masons from ...

Merichleri
Church of Archangels Michael and Gabriel, murals and woodcarving, Haskovo
Church of Archangels Michael and Gabriel, murals and woodcarving, Haskovo

The church of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel was built in 1861 by Bulgarians who used to follow ...

Haskovo
Ethnographic room, village of Knizhovnik
Ethnographic room, village of Knizhovnik

An ethnographic room with more than 100 ethnographic exhibits was opened in March 2015 in the ...

village of Knizhovnik
Church of Saint Athanasius the Great, Harmanli
Church of Saint Athanasius the Great, Harmanli

The church was built in 1834. Later a wooden bell tower was erected in the courtyard, which was ...

Harmanli
Demir Baba Türbe, village of Lyaskovets
Demir Baba Türbe, village of Lyaskovets

The Demir Baba Türbe (an Ottoman tomb or mausoleum) is located in the area of ​​the medieval ...

village of Lyaskovets
Church of the Holy Theotokos, Memorial to Christ the Savior", Topolovgrad
Church of the Holy Theotokos, Memorial to Christ the Savior", Topolovgrad

The present-day church rises on a place where an Orthodox chapel existed as early as the 18th ...

Topolovgrad
Museum collection, village of Plevun
Museum collection, village of Plevun

In the building of the old monastic school, built in a neoclassical style, houses a permanent ...

village of Plevun
Church of the Lord's Transfiguration, Ivaylovgrad
Church of the Lord's Transfiguration, Ivaylovgrad

An extremely valuable representative of church architecture as well as fine and applied arts in ...

Ivaylovgrad
Church of Saint Haralampius, village of Chernogorovo
Church of Saint Haralampius, village of Chernogorovo

In 1886 a resident of the village, after having a vision in his dream, discovered a holy spring in ...

village of Chernogorovo
The Christian Cross, village of Krum
The Christian Cross, village of Krum

On May 5, 2014, a 15-metre Christian Cross was consecrated near the village of Krum, close to ...

village of Krum
Church of Saint Demetrius, village of Yabalkovo
Church of Saint Demetrius, village of Yabalkovo

It was built in the remote 1842 during the Ottoman domination. The pretext for building it was that ...

village of Yabalkovo
Church of Saint George the Victorious, village of Bodrovo
Church of Saint George the Victorious, village of Bodrovo

Erected in 1858, it came into existence thanks to the wealth and generosity of Hadji Georgi who was ...

village of Bodrovo
Church of Saint George the Victorious, village of Gorski Izvor
Church of Saint George the Victorious, village of Gorski Izvor

The oldest in the territory of Dimitrovgrad Municipality, the Church of Saint George the Victorious ...

village of Gorski Izvor
Church of Archangel Michael, village of Dolno Lukovo
Church of Archangel Michael, village of Dolno Lukovo

It is a remarkable three-nave pseudo-basilica made of stone. On the marble pediments above the two ...

village of Dolno Lukovo
Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, village of Dolno Lukovo
Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, village of Dolno Lukovo

One of the most well-preserved old Bulgarian churches. It has been declared an architectural ...

village of Dolno Lukovo
Saint Athanasius Church, village of Belopolyane
Saint Athanasius Church, village of Belopolyane

A remarkable example of National Revival Period church architecture from the first half of the 19th ...

village of Belopolyane
Saint Athanasius Church, village of Malko Gradishte
Saint Athanasius Church, village of Malko Gradishte

It is a three-nave church, with massive arches, and an open narthex from the west. Construction ...

village of Malko Gradishte
Church of Archangel Michael, village of Senoklas
Church of Archangel Michael, village of Senoklas

The oldest church in the municipality, built in 1858 by master Georgi Borumsuza from the village of ...

village of Senoklas
Saint Athanasius Church, village of Susam
Saint Athanasius Church, village of Susam

It was built in 1898. Later, in 1925, a bell tower was attached to it. The church has been declared ...

village of Susam
Church of Saints Peter and Paul, village of Stambolovo
Church of Saints Peter and Paul, village of Stambolovo

The church in Stambolovo is one of the first Christian temples in the Haskovo region - it was built ...

village of Stambolovo
Ethnographic Museum, village of Zhalti Bryag
Ethnographic Museum, village of Zhalti Bryag

It reveals the culture and lifestyle of the local population from this region. Created in 1980, the ...

village of Zhalti Bryag
Church of the Holy Theotokos, town of Simeonovgrad (district of Zlati Dol quarter)

 More than a century old, the church was built in 1825. What has remained from the Church ...

Simeonovgrad
Thracian complex at Chala Ridge in the Eastern Rhodopes
Thracian complex at Chala Ridge in the Eastern Rhodopes

The religious cult complex of Thracian monuments (a fortress, a sanctuary, a necropolis) at the ...

village of Kralevo
Mound necropolis, village of Stambolovo, localities Dvete Chuki and Ilyarska forest

In 1966, in the Dvete Chuki locality, opposite Gledka dam, during deep digging of the earth for ...

village of Stambolovo, localities Dvete Chuki and Ilyarska forest
Group of dolmens, village of Sakartsi

These are: a two-chamber dolmen in a poorly preserved condition. One of the dolmens, located in an ...

village of Sakartsi
Kamenna mogila (Stone Mound) rock sanctuary, village of Hlyabovo

It is situated on the ridge, which separates the catchment areas of the Sokolitsa and Sinapovska ...

village of Hlyabovo
Group of dolmens, village of Hlyabovo, Byalata treva locality Nachovi Chairi locality, Evdzika locality, Gaidarova Cave locality)

The most popular is the so-called Royal Dolmen that lies in the locality of Byalata Treva, a few ...

village of Hlyabovo, Byalata treva locality Nachovi Chairi locality, Evdzika locality, Gaidarova Cave locality)
Kaleto Medieval Fortress, village of Orlov Dol

The medieval fortress Kaleto is located 1.89 km northwest in a straight line from the centre of the ...

village of Orlov Dol
Archaeological complex Castra Rubra
Archaeological complex Castra Rubra

The Late Antiquity and Medieval fortress Castra Rubra is located in the Kaleto locality, 6 km ...

village of Izvorovo, Kaleto locality
Kervan Saray, Harmanli
Kervan Saray, Harmanli

Built around 1510 to accommodate the passengers on their way from and to Constantinople, it soon ...

Harmanli
Dolmen necropolis - village of Cherepovo
Dolmen necropolis - village of Cherepovo

The dolmen necropolis is located south of the village in the Byalata Prast (The White Earth) area. ...

village of Cherepovo
Dolmen - village of Ostar Kamuk, Sivri Kaya locality
Dolmen - village of Ostar Kamuk, Sivri Kaya locality

One of the most important and interesting sites here is the dolmen called Kamennata Kashta (The ...

village of Ostar Kamuk, Sivri Kaya locality
Marsa Fortress, Haskovo
Marsa Fortress, Haskovo

Marsa Fortress is located in Hisarya quarter, at 0.96 km south in a straight line from Haskovo town ...

Haskovo
Venue of the Uzundzhovo Fair from the 16th to the 19th century, village of Uzundzhovo
Venue of the Uzundzhovo Fair from the 16th to the 19th century, village of Uzundzhovo

The fair in the village of Uzundzhovo gained wide popularity and established itself as the best ...

village of Uzundzhovo
Medieval fortress, village of Klokotnitsa, Asenova Mahala quarter
Medieval fortress, village of Klokotnitsa, Asenova Mahala quarter

It was here, however, that on 9 March 1230 Tsar Ivan Asen II defeated the armies of the Byzantine ...

village of Klokotnitsa
Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, village of Krepost
Church of Saints Constantine and Helen, village of Krepost

The church was built in 1874 on the initiative of local residents filled with love of their home ...

village of Krepost
Church of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Simeonovgrad
Church of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Simeonovgrad

The church was built in the 1940s. Its patron saint was not chosen by accident. Situated along the ...

Simeonovgrad
Church of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki Dimitar, village of Zhalti Bryag

The construction of the church to Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki took four years. It was ...

village of Zhalti Bryag
Church of Saint Elijah, village of Tsareva Polyana
Church of Saint Elijah, village of Tsareva Polyana

The church in the village of Tsareva Polyana was built in 1858. The Sultan's permission for the ...

village of Tsareva Polyana
Chapel of Saint George, village of Tsareva Polyana
Chapel of Saint George, village of Tsareva Polyana

In the Gyorgidenya locality, on the road between the villages of Tsareva Polyana and Stambolovo, ...

village of Tsareva Polyana
Chapel of the Holy Trinity, village of Zhalti Bryag

The chapel is erected above the healing spring. It consists of one room with icons and murals on ...

village of Zhalti Bryag
Dikilitash, the land pertaining to the village of Sarnitsa
Dikilitash, the land pertaining to the village of Sarnitsa

It spreads over ​​0.2 ha. It is given a special status in order to protect the waterfall on the ...

the land pertaining to the village of Sarnitsa
Habitat of the Orpheus flower (Haberlea Rhodopensis)
Habitat of the Orpheus flower (Haberlea Rhodopensis)

Habitat of the Orpheus flower Famous its prolonged anabiotic drought resistance, also known as the ...

village of Rabovo, locality of Sheytan Kyupris
Arda Bridge
Arda Bridge

This protected area spreading over 150 224 decares includes territories of Stambolovo Municipality. ...

village of Stambolovo
Habitat of the peony, village of Huhla
Habitat of the peony, village of Huhla

Habitat of a protected species with a total area of ​​15 ha. There is a belief that the ...

village of Huhla
Habitat of the garden sage (Salvia officinalis), village of Gorno Lukovo, Luda Reka River, village of Gornoseltsi, Mareshnitsa River
Habitat of the garden sage (Salvia officinalis), village of Gorno Lukovo, Luda Reka River, village of Gornoseltsi, Mareshnitsa River

Total area of 90 ha, of which 10 ha are in Gornoseltsi village, Mareshnitsa ...

village of Gorno Lukovo, Luda Reka River, village of Gornoseltsi, Mareshnitsa River
Habitat of the common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) (Petkov Bair locality and village of Garvanovo, Asenova Fortress)
Habitat of the common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) (Petkov Bair locality and village of Garvanovo, Asenova Fortress)

Natural landmark with a total area of 0.1 ha in the municipality of Ivailovgrad and 10.4 ha in ...

Ivaylovgrad
Habitat of the peony
Habitat of the peony

Protected species with a total area of 15.5 ha, of which 0.5 ha are in the village of ...

village Huhla and village of Zhelezino, Halka Bair locality, Pobeda peak
Habitat of lily-of-the-valley and peony natural monument, Drenka locality, village of Spahievo
Habitat of lily-of-the-valley and peony natural monument, Drenka locality, village of Spahievo

The natural site has an area of ​​3 hectares. It was given a special status in order to ...

Drenka locality, village of Spahievo
The Mirror Rock natural monument, the land pertaining to the village of Bryastovo
The Mirror Rock natural monument, the land pertaining to the village of Bryastovo

The natural landmark covers an area of ​​1.5 ha. It has been declared a protected area for the ...

village of Bryastovo
Pobiatia kamak (The Standing Stone), the land pertaining to the village of Sarnitsa
Pobiatia kamak (The Standing Stone), the land pertaining to the village of Sarnitsa

The natural landmark spreads over an area of ​​1 ha. It is a complex of interesting rock ...

village of Sarnitsa
Boraka Reserve, the land pertaining to the village of Sarnitsa
Boraka Reserve, the land pertaining to the village of Sarnitsa

The reserve has an area of ​​14.78 ha. It has been declared a nature reserve for the purpose of ...

village of Sarnitsa
Habitat of the scarlet peony (Paeonia peregrina), village of Kostur, Taushan Bair locality
Habitat of the scarlet peony (Paeonia peregrina), village of Kostur, Taushan Bair locality

Habitat of the scarlet peony. Ever since the time of Hippocrates the so-called Balkan peony ...

village of Kostur
Dervish Mound, village of Dervishka Mogila
Dervish Mound, village of Dervishka Mogila

Rock formations. There are remains of an ancient Thracian fortress.  

village of Dervishka Mogila
Kaleto, village of Mezek

Rock formation around a medieval fortress. The fortress near the village of Mezek was very ...

village of Mezek
Habitat of Astracantha thracica, village of Vodentsi
Habitat of Astracantha thracica, village of Vodentsi

Habitat of Astracantha thracica. The species and its habitats are protected under Bulgaria’s ...

village of Vodentsi
Habitat of the Orpheus flower (Haberlea Rhodopensis), village of Rabovo, locality of Sheytan Kyupris
Habitat of the Orpheus flower (Haberlea Rhodopensis), village of Rabovo, locality of Sheytan Kyupris

Habitat of the Orpheus flower Famous its prolonged anabiotic drought resistance, also known as the ...

village of Rabovo
Arda Bridge, Stambolovo
Arda Bridge, Stambolovo

This protected area spreading over 150 224 decares includes territories of Stambolovo Municipality. ...

Stambolovo
Еastern Rhodopes, Stambolovo
Еastern Rhodopes, Stambolovo

Part of Stambolovo Municipality falls into the Eastern Rhodopes Protected Area, proposed to be ...

Stambolovo
Brasnarskiat Stol (Barber's Chair), Topolovgrad
Brasnarskiat Stol (Barber's Chair), Topolovgrad

This protected site spreading over 5 ha was created with the aim of preserving the rock ...

Topolovgrad
Karakolyovota Dupka, village of Ustrem and village of Mramor
Karakolyovota Dupka, village of Ustrem and village of Mramor

The cave and the forest around it. There is also the so-called Old church.

village of Ustrem and village of Mramor
State forest around the Holy Trinity Monastery, village of Ustrem and village of Mramor
State forest around the Holy Trinity Monastery, village of Ustrem and village of Mramor

Acentury-old forest around the Holy Trinity Monastery and rocky slopes.  

village of Ustrem and village of Mramor
Habitat of the summer snowflake (Leucojum aestivum), village of Biser, Sazlaka locality
Habitat of the summer snowflake (Leucojum aestivum), village of Biser, Sazlaka locality

The summer snowflake is a rare perennial species with a limited distribution. The summer ...

village of Biser, Sazlaka locality, Harmanli
Boaza, village of Garvanovo
Boaza, village of Garvanovo

Boaza is the official name of the gorge of the Banska River between the villages of Garvanovo and ...

village of Garvanovo
Habitat of the common oak (Quercus robur), village of Uzundzhovo, locality of Palamudche
Habitat of the common oak (Quercus robur), village of Uzundzhovo, locality of Palamudche

Habitat of the common oak. In the village of Granit, Stara Zagora District, one can see a common ...

village of Uzundzhovo, locality of Palamudche
Zlato Pole
Zlato Pole

The largest natural wetland along the Maritsa River. The protected area covers a total of 84.79 ha. ...

village of Zlato Pole, village of Brod, village of Raynovo
Propadnaloto Blato
Propadnaloto Blato

After numerous changes over time, this wetland has turned into a biotope attracting numerous animal ...

village of Golyamo Asenovo
Nocturnal roosting place of the Pygmy Cormorant - Dimitrovgrad
Nocturnal roosting place of the Pygmy Cormorant - Dimitrovgrad

The Protected site covers the Maritsa River valley on the territory of the District: Haskovo, ...

town of Dimitrovgrad and village of Radievo
Dupkite (The Holes)
Dupkite (The Holes)

One of the smallest protected areas in the municipality (6.5 hectares), which was given a special ...

village of Svirachi
Meanders of Byala Reka River, village of Meden Buk, village of Zhelezari
Meanders of Byala Reka River, village of Meden Buk, village of Zhelezari

It is the second largest protected area in the Eastern Rhodopes (1532 hectares), given this status ...

village of Meden Buk, village of Zhelezari
Likana, village of Belopolyane, village of Svirachi
Likana, village of Belopolyane, village of Svirachi

Known as the kingdom of the orchids, Likana attracts visitors with its impressive wealth of rare ...

village of Belopolyane, village of Svirachi
Hambar Dere
Hambar Dere

Hambar Dere is the most hard-to-reach protected zone in the municipality with an area of 101 ...

village of Kazak, village of Byalgradets and village of Gugutka
Habitat of the Eriolobus trilobata - Daneva Cheshma Fountain
Habitat of the Eriolobus trilobata - Daneva Cheshma Fountain

The protected area "Habitat of Eriolobus trilobata - Daneva Cheshma Fountain" aims at ...

village of Belopolyane
Habitat of the summer snowflake (Leucojum aestivum) - Lozen road
Habitat of the summer snowflake (Leucojum aestivum) - Lozen road

Habitat of the summer snowflake. The species is not protected under Bulgaria’s ...

town of Lyubimets and town of Svilengrad
Bakarlia
Bakarlia

The Bakarlia Protected Area is located on the territory of Haskovo Municipality and encompasses the ...

village of Yerusalimovo (Lyubimets) and village of Izvorovo (Harmanli)
Patronka
Patronka

The smallest protected area in the municipality, which has a national significance for the ...

Madzharovo, village of Borislavtsi
Momina Skala (Maiden's Rock)
Momina Skala (Maiden's Rock)

Conservation of protected and endangered plants and animals such as: Anthemis auriculata, Bupleurum ...

Madzharovo
Chernata Skala (The Black Rock)
Chernata Skala (The Black Rock)

The largest protected area in the municipality, declared in order to protect habitats and a ...

villages of Gorno Pole, Gorni Gla-vanak, Rumelia and Topolovo
Aida
Aida

The protected area covers a total of ​​3.5 ha. It consists of a natural, century-old beech high ...

village of Spahievo
Golemiyat Sipey (The Big Scree)

The Big Scree Protected Site is located on the northern shore of Studen Kladenets Reservoir and ...

village of Byal Kladenets, village of Rabovo
Studen Kladenets protected area
Studen Kladenets protected area

This is a specially protected area accepted for inclusion in the European ecological network NATURA ...

village of Byal Kladenets, village of Rabovo, village of Svetoslav
Habitat of Veronica multifida
Habitat of Veronica multifida

Conservation of the plant species Veronica multifida L. and its habitat. It inhabits dry rocky ...

village of Shtit
Gorge of the Tundzha River
Gorge of the Tundzha River

Designated a protected area with the aim of preserving the habitats of 149 bird species, 8 ...

village of Radovets
Habitat of Verbascum purpureum
Habitat of Verbascum purpureum

Conservation of the plant species Verbascum purpureum and its habitat. In Bulgaria’s Red ...

village of Bulgarska Poliana, Topolovgrad and village of Branitsa, Harmanli
Kazankite
Kazankite

The Kazankite locality can be reached via two roads. The first one is shorter and easier - one must ...

village of Orlov Dol
Olu-dere Gorge
Olu-dere Gorge

The protected area was designated with the purpose of preserving the followingthermophilic and ...

Harmanli, village of Ostar Kamak, village of Polyanovo
Zlato Pole, village of Nova Nadezhda
Zlato Pole, village of Nova Nadezhda

Zlato Pole was declared a protected site in 2001. It covers the former bed of the Maritsa River, ...

village of Nova Nadezhda
Nikola Vaptsarov Park, town of Dimitrovgrad
Nikola Vaptsarov Park, town of Dimitrovgrad

The oldest park in Dimitrovgrad, it incorporates 821 decares of meadows and a 40-year-old oak ...

Dimitrovgrad
Penyo Penev Memorial Park, town of Dimitrovgrad
Penyo Penev Memorial Park, town of Dimitrovgrad

The Penyo Penev Memorial Park is one of Dimitrovgrad's emblematic sights. A park worth to be ...

Dimitrovgrad
Maritsa Park, town of Dimitrovgrad
Maritsa Park, town of Dimitrovgrad

Maritsa Park is situated on the right bank of the Maritsa River, on a splendid river terrace. Many ...

Dimitrovgrad
Cave, village of Belopolyane, Kozha Kae locality

Natural landmark since 1978. It has a protected area of ​​80 ha. The cave is part of the ...

village of Belopolyane, Kozha Kae locality
Gospodeva Stapka (Lord's Step), village of Oryahovo

Gospodeva Stapka is an extremely interesting natural and cultural site located in the Kerez Dere ...

village of Oryahovo
Kovan Kaya
Kovan Kaya

These are famous Thracian rock-hewn niches. The Kovan Kaya natural landmark has been given a ...

village of Valche Pole
Bird's stone (Kush Kaya)
Bird's stone (Kush Kaya)

It is a huge majestic rock resembling an eagle, located to the north of the village of Valche ...

village of Valche Pole
Meanders of the Arda River
Meanders of the Arda River

In its middle course, the Arda River forms many beautiful meanders. Some of the most impressive and ...

Madzharovo
Sheinovets Peak
Sheinovets Peak

Its height is 703.6 meters. The peak is known to the local population also with its Turkish name ...

village of Mezek
Babini Boski Cave

It is 324 m long. In the beginning, the cave corridor is very narrow, but soon expands and one can ...

village of Mramor
Sakar Mountain
Sakar Mountain

Bulgaria near the rivers Maritsa, Tundzha, Sokolitsa and Sazliyka. Its highest point is Mount ...

Topolovgrad municipality and Svilengrad municipality
Vehtata Cherkva (The old church)
Vehtata Cherkva (The old church)

The old church is a cave of irregular shape and numerous hollows and niches on the walls and vaults ...

Topolovgrad
Kyumyurluka Waterfall

The natural waterfall is at Kyumyurluka Reservoir which has very well-developed tourist facilities ...

Harmanli
Kuru-Dere Waterfall

Natural waterfall in the Kuru-Dere locality. The Defileto protected area is also located ...

Harmanli

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