Pazardzhishki Okrug Travel Guide

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    Velingrad
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Velingrad

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15,63,12

Trigrad

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28,90,0

Devin

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20,55,2

Smolyan

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19,64,0

Dospat

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10,17,0

Bachkovo

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17,50,0

Bachkovski Manastir

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6,32,0

Yagodina

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6,23,0

Asenovgrad

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15,71,0

Shipka

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7,53,0

Sveta Petka

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3,15,0

Septemvri

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3,8,0

Panagyurishte

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6,15,0

Kalofer

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9,36,0

Starosel

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3,11,0

Shiroka Luka

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0,9,0

Narechenski Bani

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Klisura

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6,19,0

Sopot

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3,11,0

Smilyan

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2,16,0

Batak

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8,35,1

Velingrad

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  • Souvenirs

    Velingrad Shopping

    Souvenirs could be found on Han Asparuh street in the center. You just can’t miss them. Probably there are some other shops too but this one is easy to find.

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  • Hotel Velina

    Velingrad Hotels

    St. Doctor Doshnikov 14, Velingrad, 4600, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Night life glitz

    Velingrad Things to Do

    Restaurant outing could often turn into a boisterous, benevolent orgy for all senses. Many establishments offer live music with dance shows which gradually descend into let’s-get-everybody-up-to-dance exercise. It is fun and lots of it especially when it ends up being the luck of the draw, totally out of the blue. In the process you might discover...

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Trigrad

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  • The Devil's Throat

    Trigrad Things to Do

    The Devil’s Throat is the largest cave in the Balkans. It is allegedly where Orpheus emerged from the underworld (though it is not the only cave to claim this distinction). I was amused to note a stack of beer and coke crates just inside the entrance. The road to hell is paved with coca cola. It is said that anything which falls into the waterfall...

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  • Devil's Throat cave

    Trigrad Things to Do

    The abyss cave Devil's Throat is situated 1,3 km to the north of the village of Trigrad on the right side of the main road. The waters of Trigrad River through a succession of waterfalls, the highest of which is 42 m - the biggest underground waterfalls on the Balkans, flow into the biggest cave hall of Devil's throat. The thundering waterfalls are...

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  • The Devil's Throat Cave

    Trigrad Things to Do

    The Devil's Throat Cave (Peshtera Diavolskoto Garlo) is an abyss cave, formed as a result of the collapse of earth layers. To make the cave accesible for tourists an artificial tunnel long150m was dugged into the rock. Going trough the tunnel you will reach an impressive cavern, the guide told us that it is as big as the Alexander Nevski Cathedral...

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Devin

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  • Relax!

    Devin Things to Do

    There isn't an awful lot to do in Devin except for enjoying the mineral baths and the spa treatments.A small museum showing the works of local artists is located in the centre, but I didn't visit it.If you're into hiking there are small trails into the mountains.

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  • Devin Spa Hotel

    Devin Hotels

    I stayed at this hotel on my first night in Devin. It's actually the first hotel you pass when...

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  • To Devin by bus

    Devin Transportation

    I arrived in Devin by bus from Plovdiv. The journey takes about 2,5 hrs and the ticket costs 7 BGN. Another option is a to take a direct bus from Sofia (supposedly there's one per day) or to take a bus from Smolyan. Be aware that there isn't hardly any connection on Saturdays.

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Smolyan

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  • Skiing in Pamporovo

    Smolyan Sports & Outdoors

    Pamporovo is one of the most famous ski resorts in Bulgaria. People from all over the country and Europe come to enjoy its paths.It is surrounded by pine forests everywhere - amazing nature!

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  • Planetarium

    Smolyan Things to Do

    In the stars hall of the Planetarium are shown more than 70 programs(sessions ) - programs-tails for the kids , learning sessions and thematic for a wide auditory There are programs for foreign guests - Russian,French,German,English,Greek and Turkish.There is a cycle of special programs - music and poetic and they are injecting the variety of star...

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  • Regional historical museum

    Smolyan Things to Do

    Regional historical museum was discover in 1935 and this is the biggest and the oldest in the middle RhodopiIt has around 150 000 museum articles found in the years in the Rhodopi Mountain.In the exposition there are archeological ,historical and cultural objects.The earliest date from before the middle paleolithic (100000 - 70000 year B.C.).There...

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Dospat

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Bachkovo

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Bachkovski Manastir

Yagodina

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  • Yagodina Cave

    Yagodina Things to Do

    Yagodina's claim to fame is its cave system. As well as the actual caves, there is also a prehistoric cave dwelling, which dates to c. 4000 BC. The cave was home to master potters, who were able to produce smooth circular pots without the use of a wheel. Inside the cave you can see the location of fireplaces and kilns (there is also a...

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  • Walking Tour: Circuit of Mt Durghada

    Yagodina Things to Do

    This walk started in Yagodina village. At first we walked through a meadow full of cows with very musical bells, then climbed up the mountain, noticing a buzzard as we walked. We had lunch in a meadow with lots of butterflies and red-winged grasshoppers. In the afternoon we walked down into a village of where we stopped for coffee, the shop that...

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  • Walking tour: Chairska Gorge and Devil's...

    Yagodina Things to Do

    Our day's walk was due to start in the Chairska gorge and end in the village of Trigrad, from where we would visit a famous local cave, known as the ‘Devil’s Throat’. We were taken to the starting point by minibus. The walk began in the bottom of the gorge, following a wide, level path that was a former Roman road. There were no scary precipices to...

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Asenovgrad

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  • Asen's Fortress

    Asenovgrad Off The Beaten Path

    This castle was in my way to Bachkovo Monastery, where I spent the night (inside its premises).It is called Asen's fortress. Its shelters a church.

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  • Historical Museum

    Asenovgrad Things to Do

    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....

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  • Church Sveta Bogorodica Blagoveshtenie

    Asenovgrad Things to Do

    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.

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Shipka

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  • Monument of Freedom

    Shipka Things to Do

    On Shipka Peak there is the "Monument of Freedom" (31.5 m. high), a bone-vault monument of Russian soldiers and Bulgarian volunteers who fell in fierce battles to defend the peak against turkeys army at Russian-Turkey war [1878-1879]. 894 steps lead to the monument. There is a compound of monuments with replicas of the battery positions and the...

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  • The Shipka Memorial

    Shipka Things to Do

    The Shipka Memorial is a memorial to those who died for the Liberation of Bulgaria during the figths of Shipka in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. It is on Peak Stoletov in Stara Planina . It was opened in 1934 . The monument is high 31.5 metres . There are almost 900 stairs on your way to the peak . ( Sure it can be almost reached by car.)

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  • Shipka Memorial Church "The Birth of...

    Shipka Things to Do

    Shipka Memorial Church is in Shipka town and it's famous as Shipka Monastery . The church was built in 1982 in Russian style and it's divoted to the Bulgarians and Russians died in the russian - ottomans liberating war in 1877-1878 .

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Sveta Petka

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  • Inroads of "globalization"

    Sveta Petka Things to Do

    Sveta Petka for the outsider is a place for people watching just as Galapagos is for turtle watching. One does not have to be a nosy, gossipy character in order to be unwittingly sucked into eavesdropping and peeking activities. And to the credit of the locals, they surely present a picture of envy for their locally paced life and original milieu....

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  • The outfits

    Sveta Petka Local Customs

    Sveta Petka might be off-the-beaten-track locale but surely it delivers on the originality scale. As pomak village, (pomaks are the people of Bulgarian ethnos but Muslims by faith), it opens doors into Bulgarian reality that are usually closed to visitors. The main stream of tourist visits has the seaside or the major cities as primary focus....

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  • The Mosque

    Sveta Petka Things to Do

    Visiting mosques or other places of worship which are not part of the visitor’s religious tradition are pregnant with feelings of intrusion or trespassing. In this case my humble persona was even more embarrassed to enter a mosque since I was brought up in a country of closed-for-ever mosques. Moreover, the “other” religion was a taboo despite the...

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Septemvri

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  • Getting To Septemvri

    Septemvri Transportation

    It IS possible to get to Septemvri by bus but since it is on the main line ralway line between Sofia and Plovdiv, and you'll probably be visiting to get the train anyway, then there doesn't seem a lot of point in looking at those options.From Sofia there are 17 departures daily with a journey time of 1.5 - 2 hours and a fare ranging from about 5.20...

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  • By Bike

    Septemvri Transportation

    There certainly seems to be quite a few bicycles chained up here at the railway station and so I presume that people who live in the town and use the trains to commute cycle to and from it.Another person who cycles is the train wheeltapper - the guy that checks that the wheels are sound by tapping them with a metal hammer and listing to the...

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  • Lunch and an Afternoon Snack for 2 Quid!

    Septemvri Restaurants

    The Sofia to Plovdiv trains only stop here briefly to pick up or drop off passengers but for those connecting with the narrow gauge line there's usually a brief stopover. To cater for such passengers there's three little kiosks competing with each other for the scant trade.And so if you are travelling on to say Bansko (about five hours away) this...

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Panagyurishte

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Kalofer

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  • Memorial Day

    Kalofer Local Customs

    On the 2nd June there are gala fireworks display and a meeting of worship in memory of Botev and the killed in action for the Bulgarian freedom. The day is chosen because it is the day of Botev's death.

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  • Eco path Byala reka(White river)

    Kalofer Off The Beaten Path

    The Eco path is situated around 7-8 km far from Kalofer in the Central Balkan,close to the men's monastery. The route is not good but it's worth it spending the day there - bridges,waterfalls,forest,it has everything. Be sure to have comfortable shoes because there are some steep places.At the entrance of the path there is a bivouac where you could...

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  • The day of the lace

    Kalofer Local Customs

    On the 15th August is the Kalofer lace festival.There are exhibitions and demonstrations of weaving techniques.Every year masters of the lace show their abilities.It is very old craft which is handed down from mothers to their daughters

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Starosel

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  • The tomb

    Starosel Things to Do

    In the year 2000, archeologists discovered the largest Thracian temple- tomb in the Southeastern Europe. According to the scientists, it dates back to the end of the V century and the beginning of the IV century BC and most probably is of Stalk, a Thracian ruler of the Odris Kingdom. Necropolis consists of eight mounds, each with different size....

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  • Starosel - the village

    Starosel Favorites

    Starosel is a very small village located in Plovdiv region (for some reason here on VT it is listed under Pazardjik region which is simply not correct). It is in the territory of the Hissar Municipality, near to the Karlovo town, in the Oreshaka area. According to statistical data available in the net the population is 1 423 people as of 13 Sept...

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  • Goats on the road :)

    Starosel Warnings and Dangers

    OK, here is a piece of advice from someone who actually had been trough that :) If it is about dusk time and you want to see the tomb be aware that you might be stucked for a while in herds of goats coming back to Starosel after their daily pasture.We almost missed the opening hours of the tomb because we went to the village around 16.45 h and the...

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