What to do and see in Stara Zagora, Stara Zagora Province: The Best Places and Tips

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.

1. Antique Forum Augusta Trayana

Mitropolit Metodi Kusev 33, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
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4.5 based on 61 reviews

Antique Forum Augusta Trayana

Reviewed By Zhoro1 - Dalgety BayDalgety Bay

Excellent restoration work

The Forum and the Roman street have been beautifully restored and exhibited, only to disappear under rubbish, weeds and troops of truanting pot-smoking teenagers from the surrounding schools who hang like monkeys from the ancient monuments and scare the t

2. Samara Flag Monument

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria Sights & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Samara Flag Monument

Reviewed By Zhoro1 - Dalgety BayDalgety Bay

Grand and beautiful on an epic scale

This is how things were done before the counter-revolution of 1989 swept over Bulgaria and drowned it in kitch and filth. The monument has an exquisite architectural form and is in the brutalist style, using concrete and metal.Nowadays it is sadly neglect

3. Neolithic Dwellings Museum

Armeyska Str 20, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria Museums, History Museums
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Neolithic Dwellings Museum

Reviewed By edysch - Bistrita, RomaniaBistrita, Romania

On-site museum

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

4. Regional Museum of History

Bul. Ruski 42, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria Museums, History Museums, Natural History Museums
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Regional Museum of History

Reviewed By Sorin D - Bucharest, RomaniaBucharest, Romania

Regional Museum of History in Stara Zagora

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.

5. Zagorka Brewery Museum

Khan Asparuh Street 41, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Philip M - Sofia, BulgariaSofia, Bulgaria

Zagorka Museum

It is a nice experience with a pretty awesome finish including tasting the 'raw' Zagorka beer on draft. An introduction to the brewing process and plant tour are included. You have to book in advance from the website, usually a group of 6 is required, but

6. Skokovete waterfalls

Maglizh, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria Nature & Parks, Waterfalls
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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 ZagoraStara Zagora

Lovely hike and re-freshing river

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.

7. Ayazmoto Park

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria Nature & Parks
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Irena D

Best place for outdoor lovers

The park covers an area of approximately 320 hectares. As a result of the regular planting campaigns throughout the years, most of the park area is a forest, consisting of deciduous trees - mostly oaks, mixed with pines, cedars and cypresses. The park acc

8. The Saint Nicholas Maglizh Monastery

Mile North of the city Maglizh, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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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, BelarusMinsk, Belarus

Монастырь с тремя именами

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

9. Architectural complex "Museum of religions"

Tsar Simeon Veliki blvd. 115, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria Museums, History Museums, Art Museums
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5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Stephania T - Sofia, BulgariaSofia, Bulgaria

Great history into a single place

You know these places where church and mosque are in the same yard, here there is also a Thracian trace, and each building on top of the previous one has a deviation from the "standard" for such building.

10. House Museum of Geo Milev

Geo Milev Str. 37, Stara Zagora 6000, Bulgaria Shopping, Museums, History Museums, Children's Museums, Art Galleries More
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4 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By Stephania T - Sofia, BulgariaSofia, Bulgaria

An interesting tale of Geo Milev's life

I am not a literature fan actually :} but the story of Geo Milev and his family is intriguing, if you know the end and the cause of it.

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