Kurdzhali Travel Guide

  • At city center of Kardzhali
    At city center of Kardzhali
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    Regional authority of Kardzhali
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    Entering Kardzhali
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Kurdzhali Things to Do

  • Luxurious Roman Villa Armira in...

    Ivaylovgrad is a small town in Haskovo Province in the very south-east of Bulgaria, very close to the Bulgarian-Greek border, set near the river Arda in the easternmost part of the Rhodope Mountains. The town itself is raher a non touristy place but its' hidden secret is Villa Almira that, really, worths a visit. Villa Armira, a sumptuous palace...

  • Monastery of the Assumption of Virgin...

    The Monastery of the Assumption of Virgin Mary is located at the quarter of Gledka, some 5 km SW from the centre of Kardzhali on the way to Momchilgrad. A calm and spiritual place that worths a visit!

  • Regional Historic Museum

    Housed in a three storey Ottoman building, the Regional Museum of History in Kardzhali is town's top attraction. On the ground floor ancient Thracian findings are exposed, while the second and the third floor are dedicated to the rich folklore life of the Eastern Rhodope. Ticket costs 5 lv while an additional charge of 15 lv for taking photos is...

  • Perperikon

    Perperikon – this is an ancient Thracian city, dating from 5000 years B.C. It was reconstructed later from the Romans and finally from the Bizantines. A church was discovered there and probably it looked like basilica, which is the most typical form of an early Christian religious temple. The town was probably used by 13-14 centuryBe careful to...

  • The Regional Museum of History

    The museum is housed in a unique building (an architectural monument of culture), which is situated in a wonderful park.Built in the beginning of the 1920s, the building had originally been planed to be a Muslim religious school but it never came to perform such a function. It became a museum between 1980-1983.The exhibition halls are situated on...

  • The Saint John Prodromus Monastery

    The monastery was founded in 6th - 8th century. It was the natural center of Christianity in the Rhodopes. There were several churches, built one by one. Their style is a typical Byzantine, especially the Athon style. The monastery was the center of one of the most important Byzantine Archbishop - Ahridos. In the end of 1998 a tomb of a very high...

  • Uspenie Bogorodichno Monestary

    Uspenie Bogorodichno Monestary is a newly built monestary. It was constructed in the period 2000 - 2003 and it has opened its doors to the public in September 2003.The monestary is very picturosque and it is pleasent to walk around the yard. The have cute cats too :)I find it a bit strange that a new monestary was built in Kurdjali because a lot of...

  • Dam lakes Kardzhali and Studen Kladenec

    Kardzhali is lying between the two lakes Kardzhali and Studen Kladenec,built on the Arda River. The Kurdzhali Dam reservoir is a great place for water sports and fishing and was recently filled with different kind of fish.

  • Stone mushrooms

    It is a rock phenomenon near Beli Plast village in Bulgaria, on the road between Haskovo and Kardzhali. They are about 2.5 metres tall. Also interesting kinds of birds can be observed in the area: Short-Toed Eagle, Egyptian Vulture, Red-rumped Swallow, Black-eared Wheatear

  • Kardzhali Monastery

    The St John the Precursor monastery is located in the Veselchane quarter of the town of Kardzhali. The monastery, of which the church is the only building that has been restored to date, represents an impressive medieval monument of culture, found by chance during construction works last century.

  • Kardzhali museum

    The museum is on 3 floors. On the first one there is an exposition of the ancient times - all the history of the region. On the second floor is situated the nature exhibition and also there is a gallery. In my opinion the last floor is the most interesting – it’s ethnographical exposition. The architecture of the museum is also amazing

  • Stone wedding

    These are formations of stone that look like 2 people getting married and all the guests. The legend says: in the past no one should have seen the bride’s face during the wedding and is somebody see it, the Gods turn him into stone. On this one there was a strong wind which blew away the bridal veil and everybody saw her face. Therefore, they all...


Kurdzhali Restaurants

  • If you like fish - this is your...

    I was quite impressed with this sailing restaurant and its unique atmosphere. There are three such outlets in the artificial lake of Kurdzhali (it's a VERY big lake), but I like most Moby Dick. The restaurant in fact is a pontoon (check the attached photos) and I don't know if it's really sailing but you are definitely on water and there are...

  • there are three of...

    there are three of them..Starata kushta restaurantAuthentic bulgarian meals, variety of alcohol drinks. Great amoshpere and perfect service. Don't miss to visit!Kardjali city centerAkacia restaurantLocated outside Kardjali in hotel Akacia.Perfect service and outstanding meals.Panoramic view of Kardjali city.Outside eating areaAkacia hotelGradina...

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Kurdzhali Nightlife

  • Drop by if you are in Kurdzhali!

    Very stylish and trendy outlet in the central part of Kurdzhali. Reasonable prices, friendly staff and the fact that you can ask the Dj to play the music you want to hear made this club my favourite place during my stay in Kurdzhali. I want also to mention the good ventilation system which is something rare these days in such clubs. I have taken...

  • Don't miss Friends Cafe! The...

    Don't miss Friends Cafe! The only problem that appears sometimes is that Friends Cafe is a small place and it is hard to find free seats. High quality drinks in a combination with a great interior and perfect music- what else do you need! you can wear wahat ever you want...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Kurdzhali Local Customs

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    The East Rhodope Region has...

    by faim82 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The East Rhodope Region has a cultural tradition with an impressive number of talented poets, writers, artists, musicians, and actors.
    The 'Dimitar Dimov' Drama Theater presents outstanding classical theatrical productions and is number 1 in Bulgaria in number of the audiences. Many of Rhodope folklore groups and musicians are famous in Europe and around the world.
    The Kardjali's life style offerings include museums, libraries, art galleries, cinemas, sport stadiums, and lovely parks. Eternally green are the trees round the dam lakes of 'Kardjali', 'Studen kladenets' and 'Ivailovgrad' offering best conditions for tourism and water sports.
    There are also an Astronomy observatory and new sports complex with swimming pool. It is a popular weekend gathering place.

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Kurdzhali Off The Beaten Path

  • Kamennite Gubi (The Stone Mushrooms)

    The Stone Mushrooms are situated on the east of the village actually you can see them from the road. If you have problems finding the place go back to the Beli Plast village and ask, the will give you directions.The rocks cover an area not larger than 300 sq.m. They are in the shape of mushrooms. The base has a pale rose shade while the top is a...

  • Tatul

    Tatul is a village near Momchilgrad,on 48 km far from Kardzhali. It’s a little far,but worth to be seen if you spent some more time there. In 2000 archeologists discovered an ancient Thracian tomb near it. The site is the sanctuary and tomb of an influential Thracian leader who was deified after his death. He also links it with the cult of Orpheus.

  • Tatoul Village

    You will find Tatoul at about 14 km east of Momchilgrad. Tatoul is a small village in the eastern Rhodope mountains. The surroundings will offer to you incredibly beautiful view and the village itself is picturesque but very poor. What is notable about Tatoul is the Thracian tomb situated next to the westernmost houses of the village. It is also...


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