The 10 Best Things to Do in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

November 7, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

Stara Zagora (Bulgarian: Стара Загора, pronounced [ˈstarɐ ˈzaɡorɐ]) is a city in Bulgaria, a nationally important economic center. Located in Southern Bulgaria, it is the administrative capital of the homonymous Stara Zagora Province.
Restaurants in Stara Zagora

1. Antique Forum Augusta Trayana

Mitropolit Metodi Kusev 33, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria
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4.5 based on 52 reviews

Antique Forum Augusta Trayana

Reviewed By Slavena T

As a citizen of Stara Zagora, I often don't know where to go with my friends. And I always come up with this place. You can feel the historical atmosphere alongside with the breeze, which makes this place pretty attractive for cozy evenings with friends.
However, if you're not a local, you can hardly understand something about this place since there are no signs or information. But there is an organisation which aims at introducing our town's amazing history to foreigners, but as far as I know, you should go to the Tourist Information Centre to see how to book the tour - it's free, you should know that.

2. Regional Museum of History

Bul. Ruski 42, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria +359 42 919 201
Excellent
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Regional Museum of History

Reviewed By Sorin D - Bucharest (Romania)

The Regional Museum of History from Stara Zagora is now situated in a new large, beautiful building with an original architecture. The presentation of the artifacts is convenient. You are surprised to find out some of the old and rich history of Bulgaria. There are many objects from the Roman era and as a curiosity is exposed a section of an ancient Roman street. You are sorry to see that all the ancient Rome civilization has disappeared. For lovers of history the visit will be useful and enjoyable.
Not far from this museum are the ruins of the Roman Amphitheater, the Art Gallery and the Museum of religions in an old mosque.
The entrance fee is approx. 2 euro.

3. Samara Flag Monument

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Samara Flag Monument

Reviewed By Milen D - Sofia, Bulgaria

This in by far the most monumental monument in Stara Zagora, seen from everywhere in the city. It commemorates the Russian army and the local liberation forces (called Oplchentsi). It is to be found in a nice park.

4. Drums

Bld Simeon Veliki 115, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria +359 42 910 131
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5 based on 11 reviews

Drums

Reviewed By PETER G - Stara Zagora Province, Bulgaria

This place is set out like a large British pub with great quirky decor and very good amiable staff, good selection of drinks and a smashing place to meet travellers most English visitors to Stara Zagora will find their way to this place they have bands playing throughout the winter on Friday evenings and gets packed out, huge covered patio outside on the pedestrian area and you will allways find someone to talk to

5. Neolithic Dwellings Museum

Armeyska Str 20, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Neolithic Dwellings Museum

Reviewed By edysch - Bistrita, Romania

The museum is built around the excavations of one of the oldest and best preserved neolithic dwellings in Europe, comprising just two rooms: the main one with the excavated dwelling, and a smaller one in the basement, exhibiting various artifacts from the neolithic and bronze age. At the entrance you can buy some books and souvenirs - at least the brochures will come in handy, as the custodian does not speak English (we did not test him for other languages), and the only information in English is the key on a site plan.

6. Offline Entertainment

Hristo Botev Str. 4, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria +359 87 640 0055
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5 based on 4 reviews

Offline Entertainment

Reviewed By Roy W

We had not done anything like this before and thoroughly enjoyed it as a family of five. We did the hard room and just managed to complete it. The on screen clues helped when we were stuck. Great fun we did another room during our holiday.

7. The Saint Nicholas Maglizh Monastery

Mile North of the city Maglizh, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

The Saint Nicholas Maglizh Monastery

Monastery complex includes of a church, residential and commercial buildings and two chapels - "St. St. Peter and Paul" and "St. Archangel Michael". A marble slab with the image of St. Nicholas from 1490 is preserved in the monastery. The Monastery "Sv. Nikolay Chudotvorets" was declared an architectural and constructional monument of the Renaissance. Open for visitors - 7 am to 7 pm.

Reviewed By bjorn2001 - Minsk, Belarus

Женский монастырь Мыглиж располагается в 30 км к северу от Стара Загоры, недалеко от дороги на Казанлык. Необычно, что он известен сразу под тремя именами: Святого Николая, Святых Петра и Павла, Архангела Михаила. Основан в начале XIII века, таким образом, являясь одним из самых старых в Болгарии. Весь утопает в зелени. Пусть и не такой красивый, как более известные Бачково и Рила, но очень спокойный и уютный.

8. Vinishki Kamak

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
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5 based on 2 reviews

Vinishki Kamak

Reviewed By Valleyofroses - Kazanlak, Bulgaria

VINISHKI STONE - Interesting landmark connected to christianity. A patriotic Bulgarian has dug into into the rock the icon "Holy Trinity". According to the legends there was a chapel of "St. Marina", and in the rocks at the very top there is still a spring. Today, on top of the rock a large cross is raised, visible from afar. The stone structure is very suitable for rock climbing - the feeling of conquering the rock is unique!

9. Skokovete Waterfalls

Maglizh, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria
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5 based on 1 reviews

Skokovete Waterfalls

Skokovete" Waterfalls were declared a natural wonder in 1965. The ,,Golemia Skok"(The Big Drop) waterfall is located about 2 hours from Maglizh city. After crossing the crystal clear waters of the river several times, the waterfall opens in a unique view. Its height is about 15 m. The ,,Malkia Skok"(The Little Drop) is a fall before the big fall and is a small pool formed by the drop.

Reviewed By thetravelbugbulgaria - Stara Zagora

Lovely, if at times quite strenuous hike and river scramble to get up to the waterfall where there is a pool (very cold). Can be busy at weekends and now have to pay for parking.

10. Free Stara Zagora Tour

Ruski 27 | Stara Zagora Tourist Information Centre, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria
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5 based on 1 reviews

Free Stara Zagora Tour

Free Stara Zagora Tour is a free of charge walking tour revealing different periods of the history of Stara Zagora. Generally, our main purpose is to direct your attention to the significance of one of the main historical landmarks situated in Stara Zagora and the region – the Antique Forum Augusta Traiana. During our tours the visitors are introduced to the history of the first inhabitants in thi

Reviewed By Mirella V - Sofia, Bulgaria

We visited the tour as a part of a weekend trip. They are not working everyday, so it is good to contact them at least a week earlier. The young people met us in front of the historical museum and gave us a nice tour of the ancient part of Stara Zagora. Hopefully more turists will be coming and learning about the interesting past ot the place!

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