What to do and see in Sliven, Bulgaria: The Best Places and Tips

October 5, 2017 Kandra Bartel

Sliven (Bulgarian: Сливен) is the eighth-largest city in Bulgaria and the administrative and industrial centre of Sliven Province and municipality.
Restaurants in Sliven

1. Blue Mountain Chairlift

Sliven 8800, Bulgaria +359 44 667 646
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Blue Mountain Chairlift

Reviewed By EricaandPhil019 - Bodrum

This ride to the mountain-top is wonderful. The chair-lift is wuite old but looking at it carefully it is actually in good order and is shut down weekly for checking, I understand. The ride is actually at low-level, following the slope of the mountain and after initial trepidation you soon relax and enjoy the almost total silence and the amazing views.
Be prepared for a temperature perhaps 10 degrees lower than in Sliven and maybe a breeze. Lovely walks at the top. Toilets, but unfortunately no food or drink unless you walk some 30 minutes to the hotel up there, which is not open out of season.. Ideal for a walk in the lovely grassed areas and woods and a picnic and peace and quiet and the views all round.
A memorable experience!

2. VIP-Sliven Ltd - VisitBulgaria - Day Tours

Sliven 8800, Bulgaria
Excellent
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5 based on 22 reviews

VIP-Sliven Ltd - VisitBulgaria - Day Tours

Would you like to uncover destination Bulgaria for yourself? We could bring you the the most off-the-beaten path destinations and attractions for just 1 day of your time. We operate from all the major Bulgarian cities and cover the whole territory of the country with private and small group tours. Visit unbelievable and out of a fairy tale places with us. We provide once in a lifetime experiences.

Reviewed By Romanita F

What matters most in life are memories. Memories you built with your dearest ones, in unforgettable places. And one place I return often to create more and more memories is Bulgaria. This wonderful country and its people doesn't stop surprising me with new stuff every time.
This year we ( me and bff) wanted to try something new so we decided for a boat trip. Google-ing, I found Hristo and his trips from Balchik. Our choice was the 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. YACHT PICNIC. And we couldn't have chosen better. The trip was wonderful. The price-quality ratio was more than fair, very nice staff, good food, drinks as much as you can have, everything with magnificent views and panoramas. We had lunch on a quiet beach, we did some snorkeling, got tanned and had fun!
I definitely recommend this guys!!!
From Paris with ❤
Romanitza

3. Medieval Tuida Fortress

Hisarlaka, Sliven 8800, Bulgaria +359 89 546 7289
Excellent
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5 based on 12 reviews

Medieval Tuida Fortress

Reviewed By kerouacTm - Sofia, Bulgaria

A restored fortress with a great view of town and the Mountains. There are medivial costumes you can dress and take pictures with. There is parking for 10 cars.

4. The Old Elm

Beginning of the Main Promenade, Sliven 8800, Bulgaria
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

The Old Elm

The Old Elm in Sliven is the European Tree of the Year 2014. It's more than 1100 years old but still blossoming every year. It's one of the symbols of the town of Sliven.

Reviewed By Nik R - Varna, Bulgaria

The Old Elm is a landmark in Sliven. It is at one of the ends of the central Promenade downtown, so it can't be missed. Huge tree, more than 1000 years old! It's commendable that the local people take so much care of that tree - a tiny garden with a few flower beds circle the giant.

5. Water Park Sliven

Blvd. Bourgas Hwy, Sliven 8800, Bulgaria +359 87 838 7038
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Water Park Sliven

Reviewed By Joanna S - Norwich, United Kingdom

It was quite expensive. Had lots of different rides. Didn`t like the fact you could not take your own food and drink in and your bags were searched on arrival.

6. Hadzhi Dimitar Monument

Central Square, Sliven, Bulgaria
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Hadzhi Dimitar Monument

Reviewed By Nik R - Varna, Bulgaria

Beautiful monument in Sliven's downtown area, dedicated to one of the Bulgaria's greatest fighters for freedom who was born in the town. On the four sides of the wall surrounding the main monument are bassreliefs of other prominent persons of the Bulgarian National Revival who were born in Sliven too. It's worth a visit and a flower!

7. Halkata

Karandila, Sliven 8800, Bulgaria
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Halkata

Reviewed By Bozhidar S

If you are a nature lover who likes walking in the mountain, this is the perfect destination. It's not far from town. You can go there by foot or with a car. It is a 30 minute walk trough the forest.
There is a famous legend of that place that says: whoever passes trough "Halkata" will change his sex.

8. Hadji Dimitar Museum-House

Asenova Str 2, Sliven 8800, Bulgaria +359 44 622 496
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5 based on 3 reviews

Hadji Dimitar Museum-House

Reviewed By Himanshu86 - New Delhi, India

A small and beautiful place. Head here if you want to soak in history in its true elegance. Highly recommended

9. Regional Historical Museum

Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd 18, Sliven 8800, Bulgaria +359 44 622 494
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Regional Historical Museum

Reviewed By Himanshu86 - New Delhi, India

Amazing place to visit if you are interested in history. Some of the items on display are truly awesome.

10. Sveti Dimitar church

Hadzhi Dimitar 3 | Square, Sliven 8800, Bulgaria
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5 based on 2 reviews

Sveti Dimitar church

This is the largest Christian temple in the town of Sliven.

Reviewed By Mariya K - Sofia, Bulgaria

This is very interesting church from the Bulgarian National Revival period build in 1831. The building is partially dug into the ground, because under Ottoman rule it was forbidden a church to be higher than a rider on a horseback and to have bell tower.
There was an older church on this site, but unfortunatelly it was destroyed in a fire around 1815.
Now the church is fully restored and its frescoes and iconostasis, made by prominent masters in the first half of 19 century, are of great artistic value.

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