Founded in 1971 the expositions were renewed in 2005 with the new archeological finds in the are. Located in an former Officer's house built in 1895. There are three exhibitions. The first one - the archeological exhibition presents the finds in the region inhabited from 7000 BC. Presented are finds from the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age....more
On this place there was initially a Thracian sanctuary. Then there was a chapel of Bachkovo monastery. The church was built in 1835 using the grounds of the chapel and that's why the church has very interesting architecture.The church is also called Ribnata (Fish church) because why in the process of the building there was healing water.more
This church has very interesting story. The initiative for building of this church belongs to the Bulgarians living in the area. At that time the services in the churchs were done in Greek language. The Bulgarians wanted their own church where Bulgarian language to be used. The building started in 1857 and lasted for 5 years and whole Christian...more
The fortress was included into the territory of the Second Bulgarian State in 1230 after the battle of Klokotnitsa. Tsar Assen renovates and strengthen the fortess. An evidence for that is the inscription on a rock there. Because of this inscription the fortress is named after Tsar Assen. There is a translation of the inscription into modern...more
Having already enjoyed a couple of quiet beers at one off the cabins just up the road from the railway station I wasn't in any mood to venture much further (and the drizzly rain didn't help). Heading back towards the station I noticed this little pizza place on the corner and gave it a whirl.
The pizza menu is pretty much just that, with a few salads thrown in, and so being in Roma I opted for the flamboyantly-sounding "Pizza Bella Italiya". This turned out to be tasty enough though I'm not quite sure what the "Bella Italiya" bit was all about - perhaps it was the sprinkly of dried basil and the 5 olives?
Service was friendy, the restaurant itself is quite chic (with a bit of faux marble, a map of Italy and a live tree growing through the roof) and for a grand total of 7 leva there's no complaints from this quarter.
As I mentioned in my intro page Asenovgrad is served by the most modern train in Bulgaria as part of the infrastructure for the recently modernised Plovdiv International Airport. From Plovdiv there's 17 trains a day in each direction with the journey taking about 25 minutes to cover the 18 km. Inside the carriages there's an LCD display of the station stops (in Cyrillic and Roman characters) and the stations are announced by an electronic voice.
As you would expect from an airport train there's plenty of luggage space with deep overhead racks and what looks like removable seats to creat further space if required. All the airport needs now is some planes!
When you travel through Asenovgrad for example to backovo, you will see many people selling melones during the summer days. Stop and buy one. So deliciously and healthy.
This town is very popular among people in Bulgaria for one thing. When they will get married they come here and buy a wedding dress. When I passed through this city I saw so many wedding clothes shops. So, if you plan to get married soon, perhaps this is the city for you to visit.more
We were puzzled on driving into Asenovgrad to see that one whole street was almost entirely given over to shops selling wedding dresses.We later found out that the town used to be a centre for silk production and was therefore the first port of call for brides to be. Even though the dresses are no longer necessarily made of silk, the bridal shops...more
If you're heading to or from the railway station and fancy a nibble on the hoof, or to sit and enjoy a couple of cheap beers, then this little row of cabins on Blvd Vasil Levsky will fit the bill perfectly. There's a chicken rotisserie, a couple of Doner takeaways, a convenience store and a little wooden cafe bar where a bottle of Zagorka is only 1.20.
Good enough for me but a little too damp to have a take-away which is how I ended up down the road at the Pizzeria Roma.
PS I think the bus station is behind here as well.