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Stara Zagora City

Stara Zagora City

The city of Stara Zagora is located in Southern Bulgaria. Its population is about 150,000 people. Stara Zagora has a millennial history. About 2500 years ago the town of Beroe was founded. The town was then annexed to the Roman Empire and renamed "Augusta Trayana". During the Middle Ages the town was named Vereya, Irinopolis, Boruy. In 1364 the town was conquered by the Turks and renamed "Eski Zara". During the Renaissance, the town became an important craft and trade center with 50 types of crafts and more than 70 shops. In the 1950s the town was named Zheleznik. In 1871 the town was given its present name Stara Zagora. On July 31, 1877 one of the biggest battles took place in Stara Zagora in which the city was burnt and toppled to the ground by the Turks. More than 14,500 people were killed. Today Stara Zagora is a dynamically developing industrial and university center, with many scientific and cultural institutes.

Sights:
  • The Regional historical museum
  • Antique Forum "Augusta Trayana"
  • The southern gate of Augusta Trayana
  • A Thracian tomb
  • Geo Milev House Museum
  • "The Defenders of Stara Zagora" Memorial complex
  • Roman Baths 15km away from the city
  • The Museum of Religions
  • "Vavedenie Bogorodichno" Church
  • "St. Nicholas Chudotvorets" Church
  • "Ayazmoto" Park
  • "Bedechka" Park
  • "The defenders of Stara Zagora" Park

Events:
  • The Annual Festival of Opera and Ballet
  • October 5 - The day of the city
  • Lime trees Celebrations - Every year from the end of May to the mid-July there are city celebrations of the lime trees

Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev | Location: N: 42.418697, E: 25.639282
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