Top 6 Things to do in Pleven, Bulgaria

March 13, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Pleven (Bulgarian: Плевен pronounced [ˈplɛvɛn]) is the seventh most populous city in Bulgaria. Located in the northern part of the country, it is the administrative centre of Pleven Province, as well as of the subordinate Pleven municipality. It is the biggest economic center in Northwestern Bulgaria. At the end of 2015 its population is 99,628.
Restaurants in Pleven

1. Pleven Epopee 1877

1 Macedonia Sq., Pleven 1000, Bulgaria 40 10 565
Excellent
56%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Pleven Epopee 1877

Reviewed By Renel D - Sofia, Bulgaria

Museum has been renovated and now feature a modern elevator with glass door Inside are artifacts and objects from 1877 war and painting depicting bravery of soldiers from Bulgaria, Romania and Tsar Empire of Russia fighting agains Ottoman empire. must see in Pleven

2. Hotalich fortress

Sevlievo, Sevlievo 5400, Bulgaria
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 5 reviews

Hotalich fortress

Reviewed By TREV62 - YORKSHIRE

This site is situated approx 4 km outside of the town of Selievo was not excavated until as recently as 1981, it is well sign posted from the town and has a recently repaired road running up to it but be warned the road has suffered some damage from the heavy rainfall in 2014 and there are some rather large potholes to avoid.
The site is laid out roughly over three levels with the ruins of village houses and churches on the lowest level, the guard premises on the next and the Fortress at the highest point. Steps lead between all these but are at times extremely steep to climb, the really young, elderly and infirm would seriously struggle to make it to the fortress situated on the hill top, for those that do make it the views from the Fortress of the surrounding area are impressive. Decent footwear is strongly recommended.
As with many archeological sites you have to use your imagination to see the buildings as they once were but there are information boards in Bulgarian and English together with a site map at the all the main points so you can clearly identify where you are and what you are looking at.
There are also plenty of benches and tables at various points to sit and rest at so on a decent day it is worth taking a picnic to sit down and enjoy between wanderering around the site and climbing the steps to the top.
All in all an enjoyable trip out that with a picnic and the Sunshine makes for a good day out. Nearly forgot but the staff working at the site are both pleasant and helpful.

3. Park Kaylaka

Kaylaka, Pleven, Bulgaria
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Park Kaylaka

Reviewed By Michael G - Cork, Ireland

This hotel is not suited to business travellers because of location but could be ideal for families as it has beautiful woodland surroundings.
Other than that it is reasonably good value and the food is reasonably good. Rooms are fine. Nothing really against it but not much for it either!

4. Saint George the Victorious Chapel and Mausoleum

Vozrozhdenya Sq., Pleven 5800, Bulgaria
Excellent
12%
Good
88%
Satisfactory
0%
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0%
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4 based on 8 reviews

Saint George the Victorious Chapel and Mausoleum

Reviewed By Gabriel H - Bellaire, Texas, United States

St. George the Victorious (also called the Conqueror) Chapel/Mausoleum is a Bulgarian Orthodox chapel completed in 1907 and dedicated to the fallen soldiers who gave their lives during the battle of Plevna, an important event in the War of Liberation for Bulgaria. It is located on Pleven's main square, Vazrazhdane square. It has an attractive and mixed architectural style, with red and white brick work and a clearly eastern European structure. The Mausoleum contains remains from Russian and Romanian soldiers. The Chapel also houses a number of icons created by Bulgarian artists

5. House-Museum of Aleksandr II

Pleven, Bulgaria
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

House-Museum of Aleksandr II

Reviewed By Himanshu86 - New Delhi, India

You will really love this place if interested in history. Its a house museum soaked in culture and past. Must visit.

6. Pleven Zoo

Park Kaylaka, Pleven 5800, Bulgaria
Excellent
0%
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Satisfactory
51%
Poor
33%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 6 reviews

Pleven Zoo

Reviewed By Borislava I

I went with friends to the zoo and frankly, it was a dissapointing experience. There are not many animals, most of which are goats, monkeys, parrots and one bear (the bear had escaped a few months before, only to be found wandering out and about the outskirts of the zoo- so apparently it is not safe either). It was smelly, very ill-maintained and sooooo small. You can go through it in 5 minutes or less, so it is a waste of money.

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