Latest archaeological finds in Tatul date the earliest settlement to 4000 BC. According to Ovcharov, the site is the sanctuary and tomb of an influential Thracian leader who deified after his death. Read more
The favorable natural conditions and the healing mineral springs of Velingrad played an important role for the foundation of the city.
The name of the city comes from the woman-partisan Vela Peeva. In 1948 the city was founded from the merger of the three villages Kamenitsa, Ladzhene and Chepino. Read more