Stara Zagora Hotels

Stara Zagora is the sixth largest city in Central Bulgaria with some 140.000 inhabitants. Stara Zagora is rich in history and heritage, with the first settlement founded in the 5th-4th century BC. Stara Zagora is also an important economic center of Bulgaria, the administrative capital of the homonymous Stara Zagora Province, in the historical Thracia area and the Valley of the Thracian kings.

Visitors of Stara Zagora can discover unique natural and cultural heritage – mineral springs from the Thracian period; mystical natural phenomenon of the Bogorodičina stapka – the Holy Virgin foot; Regional Historical Museum housing more than 100.000 precious hisotical artifacts; Ajazmoto Park and the Chapel of Saint Theodore Tyron where, legend has it, in 864 Prince Boris received Christianity; the Church of the Holy Virgin – Sveta Paraskeva in the village of Enina; Church of the Christ Nativity in Shipka Memorial Park – built along initiative of Count Iliev and Olga Skobeleva from donations of the Russian and the Bulgarian soldiers which keeps remains of more than 9000 soldiers killed in the Russian-Turkish war, as well as church bells constructed from bullet casings collected from the battle ground; the Shipka Park Museum – historical sanctuary which commemorates the glory which is still alive and the story of the most dramatic battles for liberation of Bulgaria; the Bazludža Monument – one of the most futuristic example of the communist monumental arts of Bulgaria, 53 km north of Stara Zagora, the Valley of Thracian kings with impressive tombs and tumulus of the Thracian culture that are true masterpieces which keep extraordinary manufactured treasure and sensational archaeological heritage – the Kazanlak tomb, the Ostrusha tomb, Svetitsata Thracian tomb, tombs of Helvetia, Griffons and Shushmanet tomb, Golyama Kosmatka Mound – monumental temple with tomb of the Thracian king Seuthes IIIand the tomb of Golyama Arsenalka; Alexandrovo Thracian tomb from the 4th century BC which keeps precious golden items form the earliest period of gold processing in the world; the Bulgarian Temple of roses – the Damascena ethnographic complex which maintains the secret and technology of rose oil distillation for the last 350 years; Buzovgrad – the megalithic Gate to the afterlife erected more than 4000 years ago; the Maglizh Monastery built by Tsar Kaloyan after his victory over the Crusaders in 1197; the Karanovo necropolis Hill – one of the oldest populated site of Europe which was populated more than 3000 years ago, ……