Stara Zagora Travel Guide

  • Nice cafe at downtown
    Nice cafe at downtown
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  • Sample of fine architecture
    Sample of fine architecture
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  • Heavy industry polluting the air
    Heavy industry polluting the air
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Stara Zagora Things to Do

  • Church of Holy Trinity

    This church with impressive wall paintings was built at the same time with the church of Saint Martyr Demetrius.

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  • Stara Zagora Art Gallery

    Art lovers will find the exhibited collections very interesting! Works of local artists are exhibited on the first floor. In the ground floor the Tourist Information Office of the Municipality of Stara Zagora provides accurate information on the sights of the town.

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  • Neolithic Dwellings Museum

    This small museum is about a dwelling from the New Stone Age, that dates from the 6th millennium BC. What is presented is the ground floor of a two-storey house of that times. Someone has to imagine a lot about the initial situation because written information is given only in Bulgarian. A small, interesting yet, presentation of several types of...

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  • The old mosque "Eski Dzhamiya"

    The most impressive in this mosque is that recent archeological excavations revealed the foundations of a medieval Early-Crhristian church in the basement and of a Thracian sanctuary. Taking photos is not allowed inside the monument, a cd (only in Bulgarian) showing the works before and after the restoration is given for free to the visitors at the...

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  • Zagorka Beer Museum

    Although it isn't exactly a museum, there are trained guides who showcase the beer production process, which is a rather unknown process in its details. It is very interesting and funny because at the end the visitor can have a beer tasting accompanied by delicious snacks at the tasting hall, plus the fact that a special gift is offered to...

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  • Cathedral of Saint Martyr Demetrius

    The cathedral was built between 1859 and 1862. Many of the important events in the city's history during the Bulgarian Renaissance are connected with this church, so this is the reason that at least two of them are represented in it's mural paintings.

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  • Regional Museum of History

    Except the magnificent exhibits on all of the three floors, and especially those ones at the basement, where this is the only section of the museum where thera are no restrictions of taking photos, don't miss to enjoy a coffee at the museum's cafe with view on the original remains of the main street of the Roman city of Augusta Trayana.

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  • The Samara Flag Monument

    This monument is located on a hill at the east end of the town and is dedicated to the russian troops from the town of Samara who liberated the town in Russian-Turkish War (1877-1878). It consists of pretty impressive concrete flag, it's really huge, and also few rather gigantic figures of soldiers.

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  • GEO MILEV HOUSE

    The Geo Milev House and gardens, dedicated to the life and writings of the famous Bulgarian poet and writer, are located at 37 Geo Milev Street in Stara Zagora. Inside the home are trappings set as they were when Geo Milev lived there from birth until he left for university study at the beginning of the century. A newly build section, with photos...

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Stara Zagora Hotels

  • Uniqato Hotel

    Sava Silov 36, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 6000, BG

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Forum Hotel

    94-Hadji Dimitar Assenov Str, Stara Zagora, 6000, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel-Restaurant Elegance

    Petko Slaveikov Str. 54, Stara Zagora, 6000, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Stara Zagora Restaurants

  • The Emilia Romagna is not to be missed!

    This restaurant is great. The atmosphere is really nice and the food is wonderful...especially the Emilia Romagna. I have been there on several occasions and hope to go back many more times in the future. It's worth looking up if you find yourself in Stara Zagora. The Emilia Romagna is a crepe dish with a filling that has chicken in a really nice...

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  • Bulgarian Ruins in the Restaurant!

    His restaurant rocks it was shown to me & I tried the place out. Inside they have real ruins from Bulgarian & Roman historical periods inside. There is chef who cook in view of the people. The seating is great and the ambience is great. Romantic in some areas and a group setting in others. Service is good and the menu is in bulgarian & english. My...

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Stara Zagora Nightlife

  • by keeper7 Written Jan 29, 2004

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    Nice place to hang out during the day or night. Alot of seating in a not so dark & moody ambience. Sexy girls provide fine service. There are 2 bars in the location good for gatherings of alot of people. The chairs are circa 1970's style. Pictures of famous people of all areas of entertainment hang on the wall. Also some musical instruments like drums & bass. Reminds you of a small Hard Rock Cafe with a movie feel.

    Dress Code: Casual

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Stara Zagora Transportation

  • by keeper7 Written Apr 17, 2005

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    You can reach Stara Zagora by car, mini van and bus. My favorite is by bus. With the bus you can see the area and the landscapes. Also you get to travel like Bulgarians do.

    You can catch a bus to Stara Zagora in many towns around Bulgaria. Most big towns have bus depots are located in the center of town. Other towns have bus stops located around town. For infomation on exact location of the bus stops it is best ask the locals. Many stops don't have any markings. Tickets are purchased at the bus station or on the bus. Prices vary depending on where on the route and destination.

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Stara Zagora Shopping

  • Food Market

    This a food market in the center of Stara Zagora. It's one of the popular ones as I was told by a local. You can find a large array of foods here.

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  • Open Market

    Here you can find almost anything for sale. from food to shoes to home products. All at good prices. Stara Zagora is known for it cheap prices when it comes to clothing wear. Depending on what you buy but everything is at reasonable prices

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  • 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.

Stara Zagora What to Pack

  • by keeper7 Written Jan 29, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Boots are best for a rainny day in Stara Zagora. I learn this first hand. The drainage system is still getting improved. There are areas still on ground instead of cement or tar. When it rains mud is spread everywhere. Some sidewalks turn into mud pools.

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Stara Zagora Off The Beaten Path

  • by keeper7 Written Jan 29, 2004

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    This church I couldn't find it on any tourist map and I know why. This poor church is bad shape and in desperate need of repair. I still it is worth time looking and taking pictures with. It sticks out in the market area between all the shops & big buildings. It is of old Bulgarian style.

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Stara Zagora Favorites

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    by queensali Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Stara Zagora is a city with a wide range of culinary delights with offerings ranging from traditional Bulgarian "mehana" style food at restaurants such as Ralitza (featuring a wine list with 300 selections) and Chinara, to gourmet cuisine served at establishments such as Rasputin, Volga the Dedov Hotel and Tangra Hotel Restaurants.

    Chefs gladly take advantage of the cornucopia of locally grown fruits and vegetables augmented by locally produced wines. Visit the Menada Bratya Syarovi tasting room in near-by Oryahovitsa and sample their famous wines.

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