Hisarya

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HisaryaThe city of Hisarya is located in the foot of Sredna Gora Mountain, 40 km from Plovdiv and 120 km from Sofia.

Hisarya  is a city with a long history which was founded in ancient epochs (according to some researchers there was a village on this spot more than 5 thousand years ago).

Hisarya  was founded here because of the healing mineral springs as well as the favorable climate. The first population of the place was Thracian. Later the Romans arrive followed by the Byzantines. When the Slavs populate the region, they call the city Toplitsa. During the Ottoman domination the city is burnt down. After the Liberation it is reconstructed.

Today Hisarya is a small city associated mainly with its mineral springs and the construction of many hotels devoted to Spa tourism.

Places to visit in Hisarya: 

1. Remnants of Roman and Byzantine fortresses
2. Archaeological museum
3. Usage of mineral springs

Famous people associated with Hisarya

1. Ivan Vazov – writer
2. Valery Petrov – writer
3. Elisaveto Bagryana – writer

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