Bulgaria – South (Plovdiv, Kyustendil, Stara Zagora, Haskovo)

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What to do here
 
 World Heritage Sites
  • Pirin National Park
  • Rila Monastery
  • Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
 Tentative WHS
  • Central Balkan National Park (10/10/2011)
  • The Ancient Plovdiv (14/09/2004)
  • The Bachkovo Monastery (01/10/1984)
  • The royal necropolis of the Thracian city of Seuthopolis – a serial site, extension of the Kazanlak Thracian tomb (26/02/2016)
  • The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (01/10/1984)
  • Two neolithic dwellings with their interior and household furnishings and utensils completely preserved (01/10/1984)
 Sights (Temporarily Reinstated)
  • Bansko
  • Devil's Throat Cave
  • Zheravna
 Borders
  • Bulgaria-Greece
  • Bulgaria-North Macedonia
  • Bulgaria-Serbia
  • Bulgaria-Turkey
 European Cities
  • Blagoevgrad
  • Haskovo
  • Pazardzhik
  • Plovdiv
  • Sliven
  • Stara Zagora
  • Yambol
 Villages and Small Towns
  • Delchevo
  • Dolen
  • Kovachevitsa
  • Leshten
  • Melnik
  • Momchilovtsi
  • Shiroka Laka
  • Trigrad
  • Zheravna
 World Cities and Popular Towns
  • Plovdiv
 Airports
  • Plovdiv (PDV)
 Railway, Metro, Funiculars, Cable Cars
  • Bansko Cable Car
  • Bulgaria Railway Experience
  • Danube Express (Budapest-Istanbul)
  • Septemvri - Dobrinishte narrow gauge railway
 Museums
  • Asenovgrad: History Museum
  • Asenovgrad: The Paleontological Museum
  • Blagoevgrad: Historical Museum
  • Gotse Delchev: Historical Museum of Gotse Delchev
  • Haskovo: Regional History Museum
  • Pazardzhik: Pazardzhik History Museum
  • Plovdiv: Bulgarian Revival Museum of History (Georgiadi House)
  • Plovdiv: Modern History Museum
  • Plovdiv: Regional Ethnographic Museum
  • Sandanski: Archaeological Museum Sandanski
  • Sliven: Regional History Museum
  • Sliven: Textiles Museum
  • Smolyan: Historical Museum
  • Trigrad: Bear Museum
  • Yambol: War Glory Museum
 House Museums/Plantations
  • Bansko: Neofit Rilski House Museum
  • Melnik: Kordopulov House
  • Plovdiv: Balabanov's House
  • Plovdiv: Stepan Hindliyan’s house
  • Sopot: Ivan Vazov House Museum
 Castles, Palaces, Forts
  • Asenovgrad: Asen's Fortress
 Religious Temples
  • Bachkovo: Bachkovo Monastery
  • Plovdiv: Church of the Holy Mother of God
  • Plovdiv: St. Konstantin and Helen Church
  • Rila Mountains: Rila Monastery
  • Rozhen: Rozhen Monastery
  • Shipka: Shipka Monastery
 World of Nature
  • Central Balkan
  • Pirin
 Festivals
  • Bansko Jazz Festival
  • Beglika
  • Black Box International Theatre and Dance Festival
  • Horizon Festival
  • International Bagpipe Contest, Gela
  • International Chamber Music Festival Plovdiv
  • Meadows in the Mountains
  • Rose Festival, Kazanlak
  • Rozhen National Folklore Fair
  • WakeUp! Bulgaria
 Experiences
  • Bistritsa Babi performance
  • Kukeri
  • Play/hear gaida
 Entertainment/Things to do
  • Marmalad, Plovdiv
 Zoos
  • Stara Zagora Zoo
 Planetariums
  • Dimitrovgrad: Dimitrovgrad Planetarium
  • Plovdiv: Planetarium of Plovdiv
 Waterfalls
  • Raysko Praskalo
 Caves
  • Devil's Throat Cave
  • Snezhanka Cave
  • Uhlovitsa
 Ski Resorts
  • Bansko Ski Resort
  • Pamporovo Ski Resort
 Monuments
  • Kazanlak: Monument to Freedom
  • Plovdiv: Alyosha Monument
  • Stara Zagora: Defenders of Stara Zagora Memorial Complex
 Pedestrian Bridges
  • Ardino: Devil's Bridge
  • Kardzhali Dam: Rope Pedestrian Bridge
  • Plovdiv: Maritsa pedestrian covered bridge
  • Svilengrad: Old Bridge
 Aviation Museums
  • Plovdiv: Aviation Museum
 Vehicle Museums
  • Peshtera: Car Museum of Socialism
Buzludzha
Rila's Monastery
Stop in Sofia
Frescoes in the tomb of Thracian. 2102. photo by Shihe Huang.
Melnik wine region