Septemvriis a town inPazardzhik
located at the western end of theUpper Thracian
Lowland. Four Thracian moundsand traces of two ancient cities: Greek Pistirosand anRomantown that lies onTrayan's Drumwere discovered near the town. It has succeeded as an old
Bulgarian settlement, which was destroyed in the late 14th century during theOttomanonslaught.
The town was rebuilt at the end of the 15th century under the Turkish name ofSara Khan bey, and carried this
name until 1949.
The Septemvri-Dobrinishte train in southeastern
Bulgaria’s is the country’s last surviving narrow gauge (600mm) line. It’s 77.5
miles (125km) long, with 24 stops at small mountain villages. It’s not only the slowest train but
also the highest railway in
the Balkans. You will
be able to enjoy spectacular
surroundings on that trip that takes
just over five and a half hours to complete.
Velingrad is situated on the Chepinska Plain – the sunniest
part of the Rhodope Mountains. The present day town was founded in 1948 after
the unification of the villages of Chepino, Ladzhene and Kamenitsa. The
historic strata preserve evidence of the presence of prehistoric, Celtic,
Thracian, Roman and Slavic cultures.
The Tsepina Fortress
for example is a monument of culture with national significance. It was
built on a rocky hill with elevation of 1136 m, and during the Middle Ages the
fortress was a political and administrative center.
Beautiful nature and deposits of mineral
waters make Velingrad one of the leading “balneological” resorts in the
The Yundola resort is situated 16
km from Velingrad. It is an appropriate place for winter, as well as summer
tourism. The Lepenitsa cave is also situated 13 km south-west of Velingrad. The
cave is 1525 long and it has two-storey galleries, underground river and lakes.
Panagyurishte is a town in
Pazardzhik Province, Southern Bulgaria, situated in a small valley in the
Sredna Gora mountains.The town region have been
populated since antiquity, which is evident by more than 300 monuments found
here – necropolises, settlements, fortresses, military camps and road
construction installations.The Panagyurishte Golden Treasure is a rare archaeological
monument from the Hellenistic Ageand
one of the symbols of the Panagyurishte region.Dated to the turn of the fourth and third century BC, the
find was sensational, not only for its weight in gold — over 6.146 kg of
pure gold, but also for the originality of its forms. It is now a world famousThracian treasureand one of the most valuable
possessions of the National Historical Museum.
Koprivshtitsais a historic town
inSofia Province, one of the centres of theApril
Uprisingin 1876 and is known for
its authentic Bulgarian architecture and folk musicfestivalsmaking it a very popular tourist destination.Koprivshtitsais
one of the charming historic Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere
of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century.The town boasts 383 architectural monuments from the period, most of
them restored to their original appearance. Collections
of ethnographic treasures, old weapons, National Revival works of
art, fine fretwork, household weaves and embroidery, national costumes and
typical Bulgarian jewelry have also been preserved. It was here that the first
shot of the April Uprising against the Ottoman Occupation was fired in