The area around Kazanluk is dotted with mounts which hold Thracian tombs. Not all of them are open for public and none of those which are, have those splendid decorations like the one in Kazanluk. I've visited the Golyama Kosmatka tomb, one of the largest in the area. It was built for a Thracian king from the 5th century BC and lots of golden artefacts have been found here. Unfortunately none of it is shown in the tomb, but in other museums in Bulgaria.
Admission is 3BGN
Church 'Joan Predtecha' built in 1844. The paintings inside are remarkable. Most of them were destroyed in 1877 and then 1936 were painted again by Stefan Ivanov, Nikola Marinov and Dechko Uzunov
location: Benkovski Street
in Bulgarian: 'Sveti Prorok Iliya' also known as 'Kuklenskata church'.
It was the first orthodox church in Kazanluk. The original church was built in 1812 at the time of the Ottoman rule and only its roof was under the ground. Nows church dates from 1865.
location: 4-A Maksim Gorki Str
taking pictures inside is allowed - a fee 5lv
One of the Kazanluk landmarks. The original idea for its construction belongs to Ivan T. Patev and dates from 1893. To find money for its builing he wrote a letter to the Bulgarian Knjaz Ferdinand Saxe-Coburt-Gotha explaining his whish to build a fontain in his honor. Clever, right?
The fontain's desing was made by Florentine Sculptor Arnold Dzoki, an Italian architect who was also the architect of the Statue of Tzar Liberator in Sofia (in front of the Parliament) and of the Monument of Liberation in the town of Russe.
While walking in Kazanlak you might want to see the view from a far of the town with the Balkan Mountains in the background gives you a sense of how beautiful the town is.
This is the first evangelist baptist church in Bulgaria. The church dates from 1884.
Location: Shipchenska Epopeja Str. 1
The mosque was built in 17th century and it is one of the oldest buildings in Kazanluk.
location: Otec Paisij Street, in the end of the market, near Chudomir Museum
This a nice local park a few feet from the Hotel Kazanlak. Near by this park is a few bars, a movie theater, an internet cafe & other places to eat. While you are there try some Bulgarian foods.
Early morning in Kazanluk. Streets are empty during the morning hours. Most Bulgarians don't work Saturday & Sunday.
Here is a view from a flat. This is a sunday morning here in Kazanluk. It has been snowing all night and the clouds cover the mountains in the background.