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Plovdiv - Cities in Bulgaria - 22 July 2014

Plovdiv - Cities in Bulgaria

Plovdiv, Bulgaria`s second largest city. It`s one of the oldest still living European cities - contemporary to Troy (Turkey), older than Rome (Italy) and Athens (Greece). It keeps thousands monuments from prehistoric times - 8 000 years ago, from the time when Alexander the Great called it Philipopolis - in memory of his father Philip - 4 c.B.C., from the days it was capital of the Thracian kingdom - till 45 A.D.   <   Roman theater, stadium, odeon, mosaics, Renaissance houses and islamic, orthodox, catholic and Jewish temples adorn the city, which is geological, botanical, archaeological, historical and architectural reserve. Many travelers, for example Evliya Cheleby from the 17 c. call it the most beautiful of all Balkan cities... It is indeed!     The...

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Varna - Cities of Bulgaria - 10 July 2014

Varna - Cities of Bulgaria

    Varna is situated on the bay of  Varna, 470 km east of Sofia. Varna is the largest city on the Bulgarian city of Varna Chernomorie. Length more than 11 km and width - about 9 km. City amphitheater is located following the curve of Varna Bay, and around it there are many gardens, vineyards and woodlands. The city was founded by the ancient tribes subsisted by the sixth century establishes a Greek colony named Odessos. Later in the fourth century falls under the rule of Alexander the Macedonian, but gained autonomy within Makedonskata Empire. At the time of Lysimachus regained the position of an important commercial and cultural center on the northern coast. Gradually, the city lost its supremacy in the region of Marcianopolis (nowadays Devnya.)...

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Burgas - Cities in Bulgaria - 20 June 2014

Burgas - Cities in Bulgaria

Burgas city was founded about 2,000 years ago as a military and commercial colony of Apollonia town - Sozopol today. Residents were military veterans and various military and fishing towers gave him the name of Pyrgos / tower / that slightly modifiedretains to this day. The modern sound of Burgas gave him the name Ottomanhistorians who mention it in the annals for the first time in the XVII century. By the end of XIX century the city was relatively small and unimportant. The first school andchurch were built in 1868, and after the liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman...

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Rousse - Cities in Bulgaria - 16 June 2014

Rousse - Cities in Bulgaria

   Rousse is located on the Danube city in the eastern part of North-Central Bulgaria, where the mouth of the river Rousse Lom (Danube tributary). This is the largest Bulgarian city on the Danube and combines tradition and modernity. The town was founded during the reign of Roman Emperor Vespasian as a fortress called Sexaginta Prista, which means the port of sixty ships. In the Middle Ages in Rousse region was among the most developed Bulgarian regions. During the Turkish domination the town (then called Ruschuk) is an important fortress and the main door to the north of the Turkish Empire. In the nineteenth century was the first city of Rousse in Bulgaria acquired a distinctive European look, which is an illustration of its economic prosperity at the end of the century. After...

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Stara Zagora - Cities in Bulgaria - 15 June 2014

Stara Zagora - Cities in Bulgaria

Stara Zagora is located in southern Bulgaria and one of the biggest and modern Bulgarian cities. Its favorable geographic position over the years it became an important economic and social center. Stara Zagora ranks fifth among Bulgarian cities. Is also called city of straight streets, linden trees and poets. Over 8 thousand history of the town, its inhabitants were given different names: Beroe, Augusta Trayana Irinopolis, Boruy, Vereya, Eski Zara Zheleznik and Stara Zagora.       It is believed that the city's history began before the 6-5 thousand years BC, dating since Neolithic settlements preserved. Over the years the territory of Stara Zagora has been conquered by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines. For the first time the city falls within the Bulgarian state in...

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