Kazanluk Travel Guide

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Kazanluk Things to Do

  • Thracian tomb of Kazanlak

    Disapointing visit. You can only see the copy. The original is closed. The explanations too are uninformative and uninteresting. The staff was not useful.You are better off doing a virtual tour online for free and save yourself the time and money.For a full review of the...

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  • The Iskra Museum (Archaeological...

    The Iskra Museum comprises two sections - the historical section and the art section. The historical part consists mostly of archaeological finds from the Thracian Valley with replicas of King Seuthes III's golden mask and ring, as well as the bronze head found in 2004, but the golden wreath from the 3rd century BOT is the original one. There are...

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  • The Thracian Tomb.

    The tomb was discovered in 1944 and dates from the Hellenistic period, around the end of the 4th century BOT. The numerous burial mounds in the area (more than 500), together with the remains of Thracian settlements (including Seuthopolis, the only Thracian city that has been completely excavated, preserved and researched), show that the area was...

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  • The Museum of Roses.

    The Museum of Roses is situated some 3km north of town, along ul Osvobozhdenie. Bus #6 will take you there. It explains in pictures and real tools the processing of the rose oil, which is a ~330 year old industry in Kazanluk. The museum was opened in 1984.Opening hours:May 10 - October 31 from 09.00 to 17.00in winter after prior arrangementEntrance...

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  • Walk in the park Tjulbeto

    The park Tjulbeto is situated on a hill nearby Kazanluk. It is a silent and calm place. There is the most famous Thracian tomb in Bulgaria.On foot (20-25 min): from the railstation walk straightforward on "Rozova dolina" street. Cross the central square and go along "Iskra" street (there is the Info point). In the end of the street you will see a...

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  • The Thracian tomb

    It's worth visiting the replica of The Thracian tomb (they don't allow anybody to visit the original tomb). There are many mural paintings dated from 4. century BC. The entrance fee is (4 leva (2 euro). There are souvenirs, post cards, attar of roses (rose oil).

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  • Historical Museum and Art Gallery

    Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Archeological Museum and the Art Gallery located in one and the same building.Historical museum:Tthere are some archeological finds from the Kazanluk area starting from the neolithis. The most impressive exposition is the one with the finds of Seuthopolis - the antient Thracian city (on the place of today's...

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  • Festival of Roses

    Every year there is a Festival of Roses that takes place in Kazanluk in the first week of June. There are many cultural events at that time - concerts, folk dances, art exhibitions, different competitions, incl. Miss Queen of Roses, a procession.The concluding part of the festival is at the weekend. And although the most of the museums and...

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  • Village of Shipka

    Shipka is a picturesque little village about 13 km from Kazanluk. The main sight here is the Nativity Memorial Church which was completed in 1902 and dedicated to the victims of the battles at Shipka Pass. The Church has been built in Russian style and you can see the golden domes from far away. The crypt holds the remains of many Russian soldiers...

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Kazanluk Restaurants

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    by georgepalmer Written Nov 4, 2007

    The pizza here is very good!
    Good atmosphere, except all of Europe is full of cigarette smoke. Bulgaria is reducing the smoking in restaurants, but it still takes place.
    Prices slightly lower than U.S.
    Centrally located. Nice place to go our and eat with friends if you are an American and missing being home.

    Favorite Dish: Pizza, pizza, pizza. Margarita pizza can be bought all over Bulgaria. It is kind of like a cheese pizza with tomato sauce. Very good.

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Kazanluk Nightlife

  • Cafe Wien

    English speaking service. Comfortable and quiet. I visit cafe Wien very often!Important note: you have to know that smoking is not prohibited in Bulgarian restaurants and cafes. So if you are non-smoker, it is better to visit such small cafes.

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  • Live Music at the Festival of the Roses

    Here is a picture of the stage before some musicians take the stage. This picture was taking before the start of the annual Festival of the Roses this June 2004.

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  • Out for some drinks

    Nice small bar located in the Hotel Kazanluk. It has small sofas & different colored chairs. Some of the waitress know a few words in english. They play bulgarian & american pop, rock & dance music. You can go relaxed, with jeans & sneakers. No shorts.

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Kazanluk Transportation

  • Local transport.

    The bus and railway stations are situated across each other south of the city centre. Local buses 4 and 6 will take you into the centre, otherwise it wouldn't take more than 5 - 10 min to walk.

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  • For exact information

    The Sofia- Kazanluk bus schedule -in English - is here: It is a bit outdated (2008) so you will have to double check the schedule.http://www.blackseaestates.net/myfolder/Travel%20in%20bulgaria/sofia%20kazanlak%20bus%20schedule.htmThe train schedule is here:http://www.bgrazpisanie.com/indexen45.php?lang=en

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  • To Kazanluk by train & bus

    Kazanluk is situated about halfway on the Sofia-Burgas line. Three trains per day travel into each direction.The bus station is just opposite the train station with good connections all bigger towns. Tickets usually can be purchased either in advance at the station or directly from the driver.

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Kazanluk Shopping

  • The famous soaps from Kazanluk.

    There are many different products related to the rose oil industry in Kazanluk like soaps for men, soaps for women, schampoo, liquor, small pillows filled with rose leafs, I believe I saw candles, and much more. They also sell postcards and other souvenirs, of course. Back home I gave the soap to my wife, and she really loved it, not only the...

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  • Open market.

    You can find almost everything that is possible to find at an open market, like vegetables, clothes, shoes, soap and schampoo, brushes, jar covers, tools, ceramics..... The prices are very low since this is a market for the local people but perhaps you can try to bargain, I didn't. I bought three soaps (two of which with smell of orange) for 1...

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  • Shops in the Center of Kazanlak

    Here are some shops in the center of Kazanlak. There are local bakeries, internet cafes, celphone providers, supermarkets & pharmacies.

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Kazanluk Local Customs

  • Greetings

    Good day- Dobar den (but "a" in "dobar" sounds like "i" in confirm, for example); good morning- "dobro utro"; good evening- "dobar vecher"; good night- "leka nosht";thank you- "blagodarya"; excuse me- "izvinete". We, bulgarians, not very often greet in the supermarkets or other places. Dont' be surprised if you greet the cashier or the...

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  • Flats

    Here is a picture of a Bulgarian Flat. Rooms are decorated in traditional Bulgarian style. Parking is limited around these buildings. People park on the sidewalk or in small garages located around the building. Some flats have small shops on bottom or they will have small garages.

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  • Two Family Bulgarian Home

    This home located near the old part of Kazanluk is an example of a two family bulgarian home. Constructed mostly of brick with a brick tile roof. Modern windows are in place of the old wooden frames still used in some homes. Many of these home were constructed many years ago. There are many old homes & building in this town in need of restoration.

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Kazanluk Warnings and Dangers

  • Look out for dogs!!

    There seem to be plenty of stray dogs in more or less every Bularian town or village. Look out for them since many of them are mentally disturbed due to inbreeding! I have seen them attacking cars in the streets!!

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  • The language

    A lot of people here don't speak English. I recommend you to visit the Info point , located on the "Iskra" street. To do this, you have to walk the distance from the Railstation: go straightforward to the square and walk again in the same direction.Of course, the young people speak English very good, but don't rely on that. Try to learn some useful...

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Kazanluk What to Pack

  • by keeper7 Updated Jul 5, 2006

    Luggage and bags: Backpack is best

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Winters in Kazanluk pleasant if you like the cold like me. If not, remember to bring some warm night clothes. Good pair of boots & sneakers.

    Photo Equipment: Depending where you shop for film & what kind of film you are looking for, some types of film may not be readly available. It would be best to buy your film in your area before coming to Bulgaria. Prices also differ from place to place.

    Miscellaneous: digital camera

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Kazanluk Off The Beaten Path

  • More Thracian Tombs

    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...

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  • Kazanlak in the distance

    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.

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  • Chuch 'John the Baptist'

    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 Uzunovlocation: Benkovski Street

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Kazanluk Favorites

  • How to find the objects.

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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  • Main post office.

    The main post office is situated at ul 23-ti Pehoten Shipchenski Polk, about 200m west of the main square, on the same side of the street. On the outside there are a row of 5-6 yellow post boxes.

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  • Tips

    Please remember that tipping is acceptable and expected in Bulgaria.Restaurants: 10 - 15%Taxis: Round up to the nearest whole numberHotels: 5 - 10 % So many fond memories...The willingness of Bulgarians to accept 'others'.The kindness of the people.The sense of humor.The food!!!!

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