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Pleven, Lukovit
Veliko Tarnovo, Arbanasi, Gorna Oryahovitsa
Vidin, Kozloduj, Kula
Shumen, Novi Pazar, Pliska, Veliki Preslav, Madara
Svishtov, Nature Park Persina
The Monastery's around the Veliko Tarnovo
Silistra, Tutrakan, Sreburna
The Nature Park "Rusenski Lom", The Rock Monastery's

Pleven (140 000 c) is in the central part of the Danube valley near the river VIt - 170 km. from Sofia, regional center. The town creates from the Thracian time with the name Storgoziya. The Slavs called it Kamenec, from 1266 its name is Pleven. The town develops as a craft and trade centre. Itís destroyed after the heroic resistance against the Turkish invaders, in XVII century the town grows uo again.

The town becomes known with the crucial blockade and battle during Russian-Turkish war in 1877-78. Pleven develops fast after the war. All showplaces of the town connect to the Liberating war. Approximately 200 are the memorials for the bloody battles that wage themselves here. The Mavzoleum is being determined in the central of the town Ė a tomb of Russian and Romanian soldiers. It is close to it the Museum of the freedom. The Freedom memorial moves up in a high flower after river Vit. The Kaylaka Park is unique, itís situated in the valley of the Tuchenica river. Round Pleven is parks General Lavrov and General Ganecki.

The Pleven's panorama memorial is one of the 33 similar in the whole world and one of the biggest. It describes ate all events from the Liberation war with pictures, plastics ans artistically art. Everything is so realistic, you can feel in the centre of the battle.

The Storgoziya Stronghold - in II-I millennium BC settlements arise to the place Kaylaka the Thracian stronghold. The archaeological findings tell, that The life in Kayluka has continued as well in the middle age. The today's name is being mentioned in the town for the first time in a document for 1266. Saved and restored are the fortifying system, early Christian basilica. After the Liberation is built mausoleum in the wide park with many memorials.

Regional Historical Museum promotes cultural monuments from Pleven region, where they discovered archaeological sites - the Roman town Ulpia Oescus near Gigen, Storgozia, Fortress in Nikopol, etc. The sections are Archeology, History of Bulgaria XV-XIX c., Modern and Contemporary History, Ethnography and Nature. There are workshops for restoration and conservation and a library.

Grivitsa village is 6 km. of the city. There is an extensive park with many monuments and mausoleum of Romanian soldiers slain.

Pordim is 20 km. from Pleven. The capital headquarters of the Russia army and of emperor Alexander II, now museum has been in time of the Liberation war here. There is a Museum is of the romanian soldier - 1877/78.

Vulcitran is 22 km. from the town, here is found the Vulchitranís gold treasure.

Dolni Dubnik has a multitude of memorials from the Liberation war. Itís found 15 km. from Pleven. The three pools in his surrounds are favorite points of time off, liquid sports, tourism and fly-fishing.

Lukovit across the Zlatna Panega river, here goes the road from Sofia to Pleven and Ruse. The earliest traces of human life dating back from 2-3 thousand years BC. For the first time Lukovit name is mentioned in a Turkish register from 1430. The Thracian silver treasure in Lukovit is in the second half of IV century BC., Was found in 1953 consists of plates, applications for horse accoutrements, 5 phials, 3 invites, bowl. Objects are made of silver, some of them were gold. Fiala and bowl are richly decorated with ornaments.

In the vicinity there are many beautiful river canyon of Zlatna Panega and the unique rock formations Karlukovsko karst plateau. We studied a total of 240 caves, six of them, and two rock phenomenon have been declared Natural monuments. The caves are being examined, the World speleological community has chosen the area for reference in the international research program for comparison of karst regions in the world "PIGEK". Some of the caves are unique monuments of human culture from the Paleolithic to the XIV century.








 
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