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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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=enmore
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.more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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...more
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
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...more