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Star football game

For football fans also, оn 20.09. from 20:00h , "Beroe" stadium will host a football match between Barcelona's star team and Hristo Stoichkov's team. Whoever wants to attend can buy tickets by following the link

Regional Historical Museum

A good place to start your sightseeing tour is at the Regional History Museum (42 Ruski Blvd) in the center of town. This striking four-story building houses a permanent collection of archaeological finds from the Neolithic Age to the 19th century. It was constructed over the original Cardo Maximus of Augusta Trayana, which now comprises part of the impressive Roman exhibit on the basement level. The street, which ran from the southern to the northern gate of the city, was exposed and purposely left in situ as part of the exhibit. Other items on display include Roman lamps, coins, jewels, and stone carvings. The other exhibition halls are dedicated to the Middle Ages, Ottoman occupation, Bulgarian National Revival, and Bulgaria’s liberation. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Antique Forum of Augusta Trayana

No proper Roman city existed without a Forum; an open public square dedicated to economic, religious, and political matters. A Forum served as the marketplace and assembly point for Roman cities. The Roman Forum of Augusta Trayana is located in the center of town next to the courthouse on Mitropolit M. Kusev Blvd. The complex contains the remains of the city walls, western gate, and a 1,300-spectator amphitheater used for public assemblies, celebrations, and gladiatorial battles. The amphitheater is still in use for ballet performances, festivals, and opera concerts.

Neolithic Dwellings Museum

The Neolithic Dwellings Museum (20 Armeyska Street) is a short drive from the center of town. This unassuming building houses one of mankind’s most significant findings. Inside a dim temperature controlled room are the remains of two Neolithic dwellings dating back to the 6th millennium B.C. What initially looks like a pile of rubble is actually a pair of single-room homes constructed entirely of wood, clay and straw. In and around the dwellings are broken ceramic vessels and other household objects, which provide clues about how Europe’s first inhabitants lived. Tool fragments, grains, and pieces of household utensils demonstrate their ingenuity in farming and cooking.

Late Antique Public Building with Mosaics

A typical hall of a public building from the Late Antiquity, this hall had an area of 130 square meters, and anteroom, and porticoes. The floor was covered with multi-coloured mosaic, representing the four seasons and the circle of life (4th to 6th centuries AD). Today visitors can see this lovely piece of art in the basement of the Post Office building.

Eski Mosque

This is the only building which survived the city fire during the Russian-Turkish Liberation War. The building, with its mural paintings, is a national monument of culture. An inscription inside says that the mosque was completed at the end of 1409. Recent archaeological excavations revealed that there had been a Medieval Christian church in the basement, and before it - a Thracian sanctuary.  Currently, the building is closed to the public.

The Museum of Nineteenth Century Town Life

is a house that exhibits a rich collection of household belongings from this period.

Samara Banner Memorial

dedicated to those who fought against the Ottoman Turks during the bloody battle of July 31, 1877. The memorial was erected in 1977 to pay homage to the Bulgarian volunteers and Russian soldiers who took part in the effort to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman control. One hundred steps lead up to the 50-meter-high concrete structure meant to represent a waving banner. The original banner was given by the Russian city of Samara to the people of Stara Zagora, but was destroyed in the massacre. Beneath the concrete banner are statues of five Bulgarian volunteers and a Russian officer. An eternal flame burns nearby. From here you’ll also get great views of Stara Zagora.

Hilendar Cloister

This museum houses the exhibition “Levski in Stara Zagora Region”. The exhibition consists of documents and objects which belonged to the Bulgarian national hero Vassil Levski. Visitors can see a restoration of a typical classroom of the Saint Nikola School, where the future “Apostle of Liberty” studied.

The World of Zagorka museum

You don’t have to spend much time in Bulgaria to see that Zagorka is one of the country’s most popular brews. Since 1958, Stara Zagora has been home to the Zagorka Brewery. Visitors can now tour the brewery and learn about the beer-making process, as well as some of the history behind the brew. The tour begins with a history lesson, then moves on through every stage of production, including the fermentation and maturing areas. The final stop on the tour is the taste-testing room where visitors will get the opportunity to sample the different Zagorka products.

Metropolitan Metodi Kusev Park ("Ayazmoto")

The largest Stara Zagora Park was created bask in 1885 on an area of 3200 decares. On the initiative of Metropolitan Metodi Kusev, Stara Zagora residents started a planting campaign on the bare hills overlooking the city, and they ended over the years into a magnificent garden with more than 150 exotic plant species brought from different parts of the world.

The Zoo

shelters approximately 450 animals of 80 species.

Aul Bagatur

The Aul (translated as "military fortress") is a complex of activities spread over 3 acres within the Zoo Stara Zagora. In essence, this is a demonstratively attractive center with an old-fashioned look. The main idea is for visitors to have a living relationship with our past by touching our ancient history practically. For this purpose there are constructed terrains for shooting with a traditional bow, fencing with a sword and shield, javelin throw, riding, whirling, exposition of antique clothing, weapons, etc.

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