Tour of Pazardzhik      


This excursion is included in the programs of the following field schools and it is covered by the admission fee:         

- The Birth of Europe - Excavations of the Neolithic Settlement Ilindentsi   


Pazardzhik is a city situated along the banks of the Maritsa river, Southern Bulgaria. The city was founded by Tatars from what is today Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi in 1485 on the left bank of the river Maritsa, near the market of the region, an important crossroad at the middle of this productive region, and named Tatar Pazardzhik meaning ""small Tatar market"". Thanks to this favourable location, the settlement quickly developed. While it was very small at the beginning of the 19th century, it became the administrative centre for the region at the end of the century and remained so until the dissolution of Ottoman Empire. The Church of the Theotokos preserves the most impressive icons in Bulgaria by master artists of the Debar School, wood-carvings of New and Old Testament scenes, and icons by Stanislav Dospevski. Among the town's landmarks are also the clock tower, the ethnographic and history museums, which are featured in this excursion.   


The tour/price includes:

  • An English speaking guide & travel assistant;
  • Round trip transportation
  • All expenses of the guide & travel assistant and the driver
  • Travel insurance
  • Entry to Pazardzhik's History Museum and guided tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Pazardzhik's Downtown and main square
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