Stara Zagora – a sixth-largest city in Bulgaria and a province capital which inhabitants are proud of the history this city holds! In the city center you will find many impressive ancient Roman buildings preserved.
As many cities through Bulgaria Stara Zagora is also in contest for a title of the “Oldest city in the world”! Unfortunately, when you come here this fact will leave you wondering because it is not entirely visible as the city has witnessed many cataclysms through history and was burned entirely numerous of times.
We enjoyed going through the town with our host who pointed out and talked about numerous locations in the city. Most impressive for us was the beer factory! Just kidding, but if you plan to stay here longer, we advise you to visit it!
What could really catch your eye is the Defenders of Stara Zagora 1877 monument. It is a symbol of the city located on a hill in the eastern part of Stara Zagora, also, offering nice panorama towards the city. Dedicated to those who gave their lives in the Bulgarian liberation war in 1877-1878. It was erected in 1977 for the 100th anniversary of the war. The complex is consisting of a 50m tall concrete flag and figures of soldiers.
We loved to discover such a tourist underestimated travel destination!
Best of luck planning your holidays in Stara Zagora!
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