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Stara Zagora is the sixth largest city in Bulgaria . It is an important economic center of the country.

A little bit of history

With a history of 8,000 years, Stara Zagora is one of the oldest settlements south-eastern Europe. The modern era of the city Stara Zagora began with the arrival of Thracians. They called their settlement Beroe (iron) . In the vicinity of the city, there are copper mines from 6th- 5th century, some of which have survived up to these days. The city was later ruled by the Romans, who were followed by the Byzantines, who named the city Irinipolis. Since 717, the city became a part of Bulgaria. It was a gift of the Byzantine emperor to the Bulgarians for their help when fighting the Arabs near the city Constantinople.

Monuments

Among the most important monuments in the city Stara Zagora are e.g.: the Roman amphitheater, the Roman spa, the southern gate of Augustus Traianus, the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the opera, the theater and the gallery. There are many interesting museums and large park areas. Near the city Stara Zagora, there are hot thermal springs. Stara Zagora is one of the most developed cities in Bulgaria. It has about 165,000 inhabitants now. Stara Zagora is also known as the city of poets. It is characteristic by its straight streets and a great number of lime trees.

Pros

mild climate

Cons

far from the airport


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GPS: 42.4254, 25.6271
Altitude: 216 m
Last update: 2012-10-22 02:13:25

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