10 Ancient Ruins in Bulgaria That You Shouldn't Miss

January 3, 2022 Moriah Teneyck

Coordinates: 42°45′N 25°30′E / 42.750°N 25.500°E / 42.750; 25.500

1. Medieval Tuida Fortress

Hisarlaka, Sliven 8800 Bulgaria +359 89 546 7289 [email protected] http://tuidacastle.sliven.bg/en/
Excellent
80%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
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5.0 based on 20 reviews

Medieval Tuida Fortress

Reviewed By _I6375TF

Very beautiful place with incredible views. I hope the excavations will continue, because a large part of the fortress is still unexplored ...

2. Thracian sanctuary

Near Tatul Village, Tatul Bulgaria http://www.bulgariatravel.org/en/object/60/tatul
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
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5.0 based on 13 reviews

Thracian sanctuary

3. Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

Sveshtari 7423 Bulgaria https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/359
Excellent
80%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
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2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

Reviewed By Travelevilynn

Well preserved and protected tomb that you can only visit with a guide from the visitor center, my guide was knowledgeable and his english was good, since all other visitors were Bulgarians he made separate explanations in english only for me. Pictures inside the tomb are not allowed. When you stay at the coast it is quite a ride through rural Bulgaria to get there, but I'm glad I did it

4. Tsarevets

Tsar Asen Square, Veliko Tarnovo 5000 Bulgaria +359 62 638 841 http://www.velikoturnovo.info/en/info/i86/Tsarevets.html
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1,347 reviews

Tsarevets

Dating to the 12th century, this strategic fortress is one of two highly fortified hills (Trapezitza being the other) that protected Bulgarian rulers living on the site in the tsar’s palace.

Reviewed By AdamDupont - Germany, null

Tsarevets is a medieval stronghold located on a hill with the same name in Veliko Tarnovo. If you are going there on the summer..bring a hat its quite hot when its sunny. The Sound and Light audiovisual show is an attraction carried out in the evening that uses three lasers, variegated lights, dramatic music and church bells to tell the story of the fall of Tarnovo to the Ottomans, as well as other key moments of the history of Bulgaria. It was free on every Saturday of the week and it was a great experience.

5. Old Nessebar

Ulitsa Mesembrija 16, Nessebar 8230 Bulgaria
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 9,514 reviews

Old Nessebar

Reviewed By thejetsetvet - Sheffield, United Kingdom

100% would recommend to anyone staying in and around Sunny Beach. A mere 1.30 Lev each way on the bus from the top of the strip its a beautiful and chilled day out. Excellent place for souvenir shopping - lots of art, pottery, jewellery etc. Easily the best food within a 10 mile radius of Sunny Beach, especially down at the sea front where you can couple fantastic food with breathtaking views. There is a lot of history, most places you have to pay to enter the ruins and accompanying museums but there are some free ruins to visit and they provide great photo opportunities. The Eco Bar is a great novelty cocktail bar, definitely worth a visit for its unique atmosphere.

6. Perperikon

10 miles from the town of Kurdzhali Bulgaria http://www.perperikon.bg
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Perperikon

Reviewed By Denistoyano - Sofia, Bulgaria

Stunning stones, interesting history and awesome view from the top of the hill. There is a road which leads to the top. It’s not a hard road. I recommend you to visit it. 2 hours minimum are needed to take a walk everywhere in the village.

7. Nicopolis ad Istrum

E85 Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse Road near Nikyup Village, Veliko Tarnovo 5000 Bulgaria
Excellent
54%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 65 reviews

Nicopolis ad Istrum

8. Stone Forest

Varna-Sophia Old Road N 43° 13.7 E 027° 42.35, Varna 9000 Bulgaria +359 52 618 011 http://nature.museumvarna.com/en/other
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
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4.5 based on 569 reviews

Stone Forest

Reviewed By Ogi0 - Sofia, Bulgaria

Extremely interesting place that is worth visiting if you are in Varna. The stones are natural geological formations, and are not made by human hands

9. Plovdiv Roman Theatre

Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000 Bulgaria http://bulgariaguide.net/en/plovdiv/
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 1,312 reviews

Plovdiv Roman Theatre

Reviewed By thomasozbun - Vicenza, Italy

We payed the entrance fee 1,5 leva (75 cents) and entered the building. The theater, one of the best preserved in the world, was built in the 1st century AD, when the city was known as Philippopolis (before becoming Trimontium), and the whole cavea, or spectator seats, is still perfectly intact, while the stage has some columns still standing. The view from there was very nice, with the modern city just below, and the Rhodope mountains far in the distance.

10. Medieval town of Cherven

Cherven Bulgaria +359 82 825 002 http://cherven.eu/
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Medieval town of Cherven

Reviewed By fjane84 - Island of Malta, Malta

This is a ruined fortress and town from the medieval period in time. The day we visited there was no entrance fee. You walk up a lot of steps to reach the main entry and there are good maps, info and reconstruction diagrams about the site in English. If you take your time you can explore for several hours and imagine how it was when it was complete. It had a turbulent past so obviously not alot remains. There are many signs in English to explain the site and it is very atmospheric and situated in a beautiful landscape. There is free parking below the fortress and a toilet and shop, which was not open when we visited.

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